Ocean's 8 - (2018)
In 2001, Steven Soderbergh released his first heist-based thriller, 'Ocean's Eleven', which was a remake of the original 1960 film of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast including George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia and Julia Roberts, 'Ocean's Eleven' went on to become a success, impressing critics and receiving over $450 million at the box office. This lead to two sequels being released, 'Ocean's Twelve' and 'Ocean's Thirteen'. Now, eleven years after 'Ocean's Thirteen', an all-female follow-up has been released.
Upon her release from prison, Debbie (Sandra Bullock), the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean (George Clooney), puts together a team of unstoppable crooks to pull of the heist of the century. Their goal is New York City's annual Met Gala, and a necklace worth in excess of 150 million dollars. The team includes Debbie's friend, Lou (Cate Blanchett); Rose Weil (Helena Bonham Carter), a ditzy disgraced fashion designer who is deeply in debt to the IRS; Amita (Mindy Kaling), a jewelry maker who is eager to move away from her domineering mother; Nine Ball (Rihanna), a technical genius whose real name is Leslie; Tammy (Sarah Paulson), a suburban mom and profiteer and Constance (Awkwafina), a loudmouthed street hustler and pickpocket. Their plan involves Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway), an air-headed celebrity, who will be attending the Met Gala wearing a necklace that's worth $150 million. The team come up with a plan to steal the necklace and replace it with a replica, however, will they succeed?
'Ocean's 8' isn't perfect and it's not the best film in the world but I wasn't expecting it to be. The original 'Ocean's' trilogy were fun and entertaining heist films that featured a strong ensemble cast and that's exactly what 'Ocean's 8' is.
Link to my full review is in my bio.
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