Ocean’s Thirteen

I really enjoyed this movie. I just kept reflecting on how they took this simple concept (11 guys led by Ocean robbing multiple casinos) and turned it into this great con trilogy.
Could they not afford to pay Julia Roberts or Catherin Zeta-Jones anymore? Did Al Pacino take all their salary?
The Thirteen (there seemed to be some confusion about this):
The original 11
Danny (George Clooney)
Rusty (Brad Pitt) – why does he always get the worst hairpieces? Hilarious.
Linus (Matt Damon)
Basher (Don Cheadle)
Virgil and Turk Malloy (Scott Caan and Casey Affleck)
Reuben (Elliot Gould)
Saul (Carl Reiner)
Frank (Bernie Mac)
Roman Nagel (Eddie Izzard)
Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) – boy did he just come in for filming for just one day.
This trilogy plays into the Hollywood pitfall where the pecking order is (by popularity/overall enjoyment): the first one, the third one, the second one. Other franchises (can I use that word?) in this category include the Aladdin and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises.

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