Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Ocean's 8 Movie Review

Sandra Bullock & Cate Blanchett (r) star in Ocean's 8

Barbie... In a Bad Way

Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Upon her release from prison, Debbie (Sandra Bullock) the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean, puts together a team of unstoppable crooks to pull of the heist of the century. Their goal is New York City's annual Met Gala, and a necklace worth in excess of 150 million dollars. Directed by Gary Ross.

Originality. Merriam-Webster defines it as, "freshness of aspect, design, or style." Ocean's 8 has none of it... unless you count an 8x10 headshot of George Clooney, and a bevy of B-list celebrities (Katie Holmes, Marlo Thomas.) Bullock's OK (particularly early on) but the rest of her team barely registers a heartbeat, including Cate Blanchett (as the female Rusty) and Rihanna, who delivers all her lines in monotone. Even the heist itself is boring, as there's no nemesis (a la Andy GarcĂ­a, Al Pacino) to speak of, yet alone a moment of distraction or tension to make things interesting. No thanks.

Grade: D-