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Ocean’s 8 surrounds Debbie Ocean, played by Sandra Bullock, getting out of prison and planning what may be the biggest jewelry heist ever at the Met Gala – a diamond necklace valued at 150 million dollars. For this heist she needs 7 other women and they just happen to be played by total superstars like Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, and more.

Ocean’s 8 is a fun movie. The cast works great together and you can just relax, sit, and escape the real world for a little bit. Sandra Bullock plays the role of master manipulator very well, simply oozing confidence with every step. Anne Hathaway and Rihanna, I think are the other two standouts, though everyone is good in their role. Some women get more screen time than others, but they all serve their purpose in the film. And since the film takes place at the Met Gala, except tons of cameos by popular celebrities.

The biggest criticism I heard about Ocean’s 8 is that it follows the same formula/structure of Ocean’s 11 (the 2001 version, not the original 1960 version). But having never seen an Ocean’s movie before, I didn’t have that problem. Though I do imagine that may be a problem for some. The really only criticism I have was the women didn’t have much of an obstacle on getting the heist done or a proper antagonist.

The heist itself was really engaging, and I must give props to the costume designer because practically all the outfits in the film, not just those at the Met Gala, were beautiful and eye-catching. The female dynamic in this film worked really well and I’m totally ready for the next batch of female team-up films.

I give Ocean’s 8 a B+

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