Ocean's Eight

Ocean's Eight ★★★★½

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This review may contain spoilers.

The con world is such a big world that not even cons themselves all fit in it. You have to be very, very deceptive and smart to try and even attempt this as all these Ocean films have taught us. Always looking for a way to con the system and make a little money because at the end of the day it is all about the money isn't it? Yes it is, I, 1000% believe that. I don't condone the actions of the cons themselves but I do know that it is always about the money, honey. I can see why people didn't like this movie, bEcAuSe It HaS aN aLl FeMaLe CaSt people say online. It's the same thing people said when the female led Ghostbusters movie came out and people destroyed that one. Ok, I'll admit that one wasn't very good actually or funny, good special effects though, but I didn't like it not because of the female cast at all. Here comes this one with another female cast and guess what? It was very entertaining, maybe not as smooth and cool as the George Clooney led ones but it definitley holds its own and the cast is superb yet again. You gotta hand it to those heist movies, we get a three in one: great star studded cast, everyone's role in the heist and then...the heist itself! Brilliant. I don't know what got me to watch all of these Ocean movies but good thing I did, now I'm just waiting for Amazon to deliver to me the original Rat Pack movie.

One thing about this much newer film than the other films is that technology has come a long, long way since 2007 when the last film was released, making it much easier for the ladies to commit the heist based on the technology we now have. For example, Rose (Helena Bonham Carter) wears glasses that can scan the image of a necklace she's looking at, send it to a computer where the other ladies are at and they can 3D print it out using zirconium. Pretty neat stuff. Every single actress is great from Awkwafina, to Rihanna, to Sarah Paulson, to Cate Blanchett, to Anne Hathaway but especially Sandra Bullock who plays Debbie, Danny's sister. She seemed more cunning and slick than Danny at times especially in the first 10 minutes of the film. When we see this we're like, 'alrighty, she definitely knows her shit'. I don't want to spoil too many things or what happens but I loved the cameos from two members of the previous films and it was quite good to see how this film ended, I really enjoyed it, also Jason Corden is hilarious in this; and it's good to see that Lou (Cate Blanchett who plays the Brad Pitt to Sandra Bullock's Clooney) doesn't in every scene as Rusty did.

Debbie Ocean: you would have loved it.

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