Director: Gary Ross
Writer/s: Gary Ross (screenplay, story by), Olivia Milch (screenplay by), George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell (based upon characters created by)
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Dakota Fanning, Awkwafina, Sarah Paulson, and more.
Initially, I did not care much for this film upon hearing about it. I watched the Clooney trilogy at a young age and remembered I enjoyed the films but I did not necessarily find much interest in this one. Over time and after trailer views, I began to be more interested and even a tad excited. The cast is diverse and unique, all bringing a wide range of talent to the table. I genuinely hope for the best for this film but now is the time to find out what the Oberrating will officially be.
“Debbie Ocean gathers an all-female crew to attempt an impossible heist at New York City’s yearly Met Gala.”
I was incredibly satisfied by the time my viewing of “Ocean’s 8” was complete. From the very start, the Ocean’s vibe bled through every moment for the film. Which is already exactly what I would want. The all-star cast flowed through the story with power and grace. Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett were on par with the franchise’s one-two punch style previously owned by George Clooney and Brad Pitt. Not only were these two fantastic, the entire cast were their equals. Finally I have watched a film where I enjoy Mindy Kaling and Rihanna. Rihanna was even one of my favorite characters within the film next to Awkwafina who plays Constance. Overall, this cast was an excellent choice to run an Ocean’s heist and pack an even harder punch, at times.
An Ocean’s film is an Ocean’s film. We have seen it three times previously with Ocean’s 11, 12, and 13. So “Ocean’s 8” has a seemingly easy job to do when it comes to following the formula laid out by previous films when it comes to executing a story. This new female cast was to execute a thrilling heist story and, once again, does it just as well as “Ocean’s Eleven” and sometimes even better. It is clever, it is fun, it is hilarious, it is “Ocean’s 8”.
“Ocean’s 8” is a solid addition to the franchise. It basically falls right in line with the other films and I actually feel it outdoes the original “Ocean’s Eleven” by just a bit. Even though it does one my biggest pet peeves when it comes to talking about a previous character in a past film, there are hardly any major problems to be found in the film, from my eyes. The cast is loaded with powerhouse women who knock the film out of the park. The entertainment is top notch and the heist is executed in prime Ocean’s fashion. I hope to see some more out of this cast for future Ocean’s films.