Wednesday, June 13, 2018

[Review] Ocean's 8

Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna(!), and Helena Bonham Carter are the ladies that lead the way in the stylish and sophisticated, high-end heist mission that is Ocean's 8.

Bullock plays Debbie Ocean, a sly thief that is the mastermind behind it all (she's also the sister of George Clooney's character from the Oceans trilogy). After being released from jail, she assembles a group of eclectic and skilled criminals in order to pull off an elaborate scheme that involves stealing a $150 million diamond necklace from the Metropolitan Museum of Art during the Met Gala.

The film begins on the slower side, as it jumps around locations and introduces individual characters, but once the team gets together and finally hits the field, this swanky caper acquires a nice amount of energy, intrigue, and verve. It's cool to watch the clever and intricate plot unfold with such slick precision. Of course, the stacked cast is the main draw here, and their charisma makes this thing click. However, their shine is divided and distributed, and they don't get a whole lot of character development on their own, but we wouldn't really expect that in a big ensemble piece like this. There's even a handful of celebrity cameos that make their way into the star-studded affair.

Unfortunately, considering how high the stakes are, there's never a major sense of danger or edge. Things almost go too smoothly, which dulls some of the potential thrills. And despite showcasing a few amusing moments, the humor here isn't anything gut-busting, even though this cast has proven to bring the laughs. That said, Ocean's 8 is still a fairly fun romp that mostly gets the job done.

( 7/10 )

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