Published: Sat, June 09, 2018
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Ocean’s 8, a glamorous crime tale for the #MeToo age

Ocean’s 8, a glamorous crime tale for the #MeToo age

The similarities (tone, pair of shared supporting characters, sibling-driving plot) are the same here as in the original Ocean's trilogy: Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) is fresh out of the joint, where she's concocted an elaborate and ingenious heist that will not only make her and her team of super-crooks rich, but will settle a personal score to boot. Where to start? Maybe it's lazy writing, sloppy attempts at humor, bad trailers, and sexism just to name a few. In the flawless heist movie, a recently troubled, but deep-down noble thief gets together a likable and capable crew to rob an exorbitantly wealthy, morally compromised person-hopefully for revenge-then after a suitably unpredictable and intricate plan, they make away clean to enjoy their loot-hopefully with each other.

"You had five of the most gifted comedian actresses on the planet - I'm just gonna leave it at that", Bullock said. Let's back off the meanness. But this isn't about just women. In the process, Rose is revivified by these women, and dresses Daphne in a dress with a long train in Barbie pink, which we all know is Janelle Monáe Sapphic pink. In any case, the film never explains his death, and we're never sure if it's for real or just a way to amp up the stakes for a surprise cameo. We just loved each other so much and it was so special'.

It was the first film the actress had worked on since she welcomed her first child, Jonathan Rosebanks, in 2016.

"You can't underestimate the power of visual representation", added Anne Hathaway, who stars as Daphne Kluger, the wearer of that target necklace. "It's as simple as that".

Sandra Bullock, with co-star Cate Blanchett, at a promo appearance for Ocean's 8 last month.

"Ocean's 8's" preview number came in well above the $3.4 million taken in two years ago by the gender-swapping "Ghostbusters" reboot, which went on to post a $46 million opening weekend. Bullock is ideally cast - she is absolutely the female equivalent of Mr. Clooney, who has a similar breezy, offhand way of delivering his cocky line readings in these things. The film debuts in the United States tomorrow June 8, 2018.

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