We all love a good heist movie. The twists and turns that make our thieves devious plots work just as they intend to are the things that keep audiences at the edge of their seats. The new film Ocean's 8 is no exception to that. This all-female Ocean's film introduces us to Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) the estranged sister of Danny Ocean (George Clooney) who has been wasting away in jail for 5 years and is finally released only to very quickly fall back into her old habits. She comes out of jail with a fresh plan she cannot wait to put into action so she does what any good con artist would and gets a team together with the aid of her old partner Lou (Cate Blanchett). For this heist she has her eyes on something big, stealing jewels from one of the most exclusive parties in the country, the Met Gala. We do have to say, these ladies make it seem almost easy to pull off.
The casting in the film could not have been more perfect. Aside from the fact that you already know that Bullock and Blanchett can act like it is nobodies business the rest of their amazing cast really shows their stuff. Helena Bonam Carter takes on the role of Rose Well a designer who is in a rough patch and is none too eager to make her IRS debts disappear. She agrees to dress one of Hollywood's finest for the Gala, Daphnie Kluger (Anne Hathaway). With the help of Paula Patton, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, and Awkwafina we have quite the team of stellar female performers. Each pulling their weight with keeping the story moving and interesting. To be honest with you I could watch a film of Cate Blanchett just being her character Lou and be totally satisfied because she just seemed cool as hell.
The story itself is just as good as any of the other films in the Ocean's series. The careful planning and cunning execution of the heist is every bit as fun and flawless to watch as when the boys took their crack at it. This movie has its funny moments but isn't filled with any over slapstick comic relief and I feel like it really tries to take itself just serious enough to make the story believable. It is a lot of fun to watch and is incredibly entertaining. I really hope people give this film a chance at the box office because these ladies are badass and I would be very excited to see more oceans films with them in it.
Ocean's 8 scores an A from us. This was just a really good film with great execution from its very talented cast members. Fans of the other Ocean's films will want to keep your eyes peeled for some cameo's by past favorites as well. In the wise words of Poison, "It ain't nothin but a good time." Don't miss Ocean's 8 when it hits the box office this weekend.
Ocean's 8 opens everywhere June 8th.