Movie Review: Ocean’s 8

by

There are spoilers in this review.

True fact: I love the Ocean movies. I own all the others, and I am looking forward to owning this one, and I don’t really get DVDs anymore. I generally enjoy stylized caper heist movies with clever dialogue and charming stars. Sometimes I just want a fun flick that makes me smile and laugh and nothing more than that. Ocean’s 8 definitely delivers on that. I’ve been excited about this movie since it was announced, and the cast announcements got me more hyped. There’s a lot of reviews saying “It’s good but it’s not as good as the others” and I think comparing them at this point is a mistake. Yes it’s set in the same world, but the style and the feel of it is different. Maybe it’s the part of me that says guess what you can enjoy ALL the things equally, and in this case as a super fan, I really do. Then again, I actually liked Ocean’s 12 and 13. So I might be overly affectionate toward this series.

Debbie Ocean, the sister of Danny Ocean, gets out of prison. This mirrors the first scene with him, but Sandra Bullock’s comedic timing is one of her strongest suits as an actress. Her sincerity sucks up well to the people listening, but you can see the spark in her eyes since she knows every word is a lie. She gets out and immediately proves her con skills by going into stores and stealing right under their noses by pretending to be RETURNING items without a receipt, and leaving with them as if they were always hers. The ease with which she then gets a fancy room is impressive and sets the tone. She reunites with very good friend Lou (Cate Blanchett) and convinces her to do a con at the Met Gala. They are going to steal a very fancy necklace by getting it out of a vault and onto the neck of vain and wide eyed actress Daphne (Anne Hathaway). To do that they recruit fashion designer Rose (Helena Bonham Carter), jeweler Amita (Mindy Kaling), profiteer Tammy (Sarah Paulson), thief Constance (Awkwafina), and hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna). Debbie also is using this opportunity to get revenge on her ex Claude (Richard Armitage) who let her take the fall and go to jail. She sets him up as Daphne’s date and to plant evidence on him of their crimes.

The plan is artistic and simple. Tammy creates a fake version of the necklace, they make Daphne very very sick, Constance steals it off her while she’s vomiting, Tammy pretends to find it in the water, and no one notices until it gets back to the jeweler. It turns out, as Ocean movies tend to go, that this was only one part of a bigger con. At the same time they were stealing dozens of jewelry at the Gala that no one was paying attention to while focused on Daphne. There’s really only one major complaint I’d have about this move, and that is how obvious it is that Anne Hathaway’s Daphne would join the team. Since there are only seven of them and she is the only one possible to be the eighth, that’s a little unfortunate. Also all the photo promos showed the eight of them together, so you know she has to be in on the con. At least they don’t have it that she was always part of the con. She started to put two and two together and wouldn’t give the police the answers they wanted without being involved, so Lou and Debbie  told her early. It is pretty funny when she reveals the reason she helped them is she has no friends and is bored. She doesn’t need the money, she just wants to be a part of something cool. That almost made up for the fact it was so obvious. Hathaway as always is great, and I like seeing her get back other comedy routes, she’s quite good at making me laugh.

If I had to pick another flaw, I would say that I wanted us to hate Richard Armitage’s character Claude a little more. Yes we know he let Debbie take the fall for his crimes, although I personally would’ve liked it better if she for once was innocent of them and that’s why she was particularly furious. They did a good job in the original Ocean’s of making the lead guy a realllll jerk.  Richard’s character was more dull than despicable, so they could’ve done a little better with that. James Corden felt a little random, but I ended up finding him funny and worth a little screen time. Overall though I enjoyed the film a lot. The actresses were all magnetic in their own parts, and when we did get to see them work together it was fun. If they do another movie, I hope we get to see them bond a little more. The costuming was of course splendid, and the style of the flick really worked. I did laugh at the implication that Danny faked his death, with Debbie suspicious he wasn’t actually in his grave. That’s so classic. I also smiled at the reference to WHY all women made sense, because going to the Gala meant they would be ignored and fit in, whereas a man would stand out there. They didn’t need to give an excuse for the cast, but I think it made sense to present it this way, and make a little dig about how women are underestimated. Also the quote “There is an 8 year old girl out there dreaming of being a criminal. This is for her” made me laugh, but also made me think about how these powerful badass ladies are also kind of awesome and representational.

Ocean’s 8 was a blast. While the story itself was very direct, all the parts that added up to the film made it a strong outing. There were a few little cameos that didn’t take away from the rest of the story, which I appreciated. The movie was successful in the box office, enough hopefully to get it a sequel. I definitely think the foundation of these women and their excellent work together means they can come up with another story. MAKE IT SO!

Please follow and like us:

Comments

  1. 高能聚焦量超聲波( HIFU )以物理性聚焦集中成一點, 快速穿透皮膚真皮及脂肪層面直達面部表淺肌肉腱膜系統( SMAS )層令其組織細胞分子高速磨擦 , 瞬間升溫至60 -70 度,令整個表淺肌肉腱膜系統( SMAS )受熱收縮,形成熱固化區域, 令結綈組織同時拉緊,達到拉皮防皺及美容效果。SMAZ聚焦超聲波提供了最有效的HIFU能量收緊皮膚及刺激胶原蛋白新生,提升彈性,恢復更緊緻的皮膚和更年輕的美貌。

  2. I just want to say I am just newbie to blogging and absolutely liked your blog. Very likely I’m likely to bookmark your site . You definitely have excellent posts. Appreciate it for sharing with us your webpage.

  3. A person necessarily assist to make severely articles I would state. That is the first time I frequented your website page and up to now? I amazed with the research you made to make this actual post extraordinary. Excellent task!

  4. I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this website. Thank you, I will try and check back more often. How frequently you update your website?

  5. Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but instead of that, this is excellent blog. A fantastic read. I’ll definitely be back.

  6. Just wish to say your article is as surprising. The clarity for your post is just excellent and that i could think you are an expert on this subject. Well together with your permission allow me to grab your RSS feed to stay up to date with coming near near post. Thanks a million and please carry on the enjoyable work.|

  7. I am really inspired with your writing talents and also with the layout to your blog. Is this a paid topic or did you modify it your self? Either way keep up the excellent high quality writing, it is rare to peer a nice blog like this one nowadays..|

  8. After I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the same comment. Perhaps there is a means you are able to remove me from that service? Thanks!|

  9. What i do not understood is if truth be told how you are now not actually a lot more smartly-liked than you may be right now. You are so intelligent. You understand therefore considerably with regards to this matter, produced me for my part imagine it from a lot of numerous angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be interested unless it’s one thing to accomplish with Woman gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. All the time deal with it up!|

  10. Does your site have a contact page? I’m having trouble locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some ideas for your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either way, great blog and I look forward to seeing it improve over time.|

  11. Thank you for every other wonderful article. The place else may just anyone get that kind of information in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I am on the search for such info.|

  12. I have been browsing on-line greater than three hours these days, but I never discovered any fascinating article like yours. It is beautiful value enough for me. Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made excellent content as you did, the net will likely be much more useful than ever before.|

  13. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently quickly.|

  14. Somebody essentially assist to make critically articles I would state. This is the first time I frequented your web page and so far? I amazed with the research you made to create this particular publish extraordinary. Fantastic process!|

  15. Hi outstanding website! Does running a blog similar to this require a massive amount work? I’ve virtually no knowledge of computer programming but I was hoping to start my own blog soon. Anyhow, if you have any ideas or techniques for new blog owners please share. I understand this is off subject however I simply had to ask. Thanks!|

  16. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I’ll be grateful if you continue this in future. A lot of people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!|

  17. Hello there, just became aware of your blog through Google, and found that it’s truly informative. I am going to watch out for brussels. I will be grateful if you continue this in future. Numerous people will be benefited from your writing. Cheers!

  18. Hello There. I found your weblog the use of msn. That is a really neatly written article. I’ll be sure to bookmark it and come back to learn extra of your helpful information. Thanks for the post. I will certainly comeback.|

  19. Hi, I do think this is a great blog. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may revisit once again since i have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to help other people.|

  20. Hi, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just wondering if you get a lot of spam remarks? If so how do you protect against it, any plugin or anything you can advise? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any help is very much appreciated.|

  21. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. Your web site offered us with valuable info to work on. You have done an impressive job and our whole community will be thankful to you.

  22. Whats up this is kinda of off topic but I was wanting to know if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML. I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding know-how so I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience. Any help would be greatly appreciated!|

  23. I’m now not positive where you are getting your info, however good topic. I needs to spend some time learning much more or figuring out more. Thanks for fantastic info I was looking for this info for my mission.|

  24. Hmm it appears like your blog ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I too am an aspiring blog blogger but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any recommendations for newbie blog writers? I’d really appreciate it.|

  25. Appreciating the time and effort you put into your website and in depth information you offer. It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed material. Wonderful read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.|

  26. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Thanks|

  27. Attractive component to content. I simply stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts. Anyway I will be subscribing in your augment or even I fulfillment you get admission to persistently fast.|

  28. I was suggested this web site by means of my cousin. I am no longer certain whether or not this publish is written via him as no one else recognise such distinct approximately my trouble. You’re incredible! Thank you!|

  29. 香蕉 – 重新發現香蕉奇效! – CLARINS Banana: 美洲 – 香蕉 nom –> 第站: 秘魯 重新發現香蕉奇效! 名稱: 香蕉 學名: Musa sapientum 地點: 秘魯、厄瓜多、多明尼加共和國、墨西哥 類別: 香草 使用部位: 果實 –> 珍貴的綠香蕉 香蕉樹具有修長的外觀和優美垂落的巨大葉片,如同一棵樹。實際上香蕉樹是一株巨型草本植物,只有地下根莖會一年四季生長。香蕉原產於東南亞地區,現在廣泛種植於熱帶地區。香蕉現已經培育出多個品種,可以選擇食用綠香蕉或成熟香蕉。在傳統醫學中,綠香蕉常作外用以癒合傷口。 美容功效 修護肌膚的良方 在保養品中,綠香蕉萃取有助於恢復肌膚彈性,肌膚更加飽滿。…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.