Ocean’s 8 is one of those movies that sounds good in theory but will likely lack execution.
On paper, a movie based on a popular, already established franchise, starring a litany of award winners such as Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett Anne Hathaway and Sarah Paulson, and a bunch of other lovable actresses such as Mindy Kaling, Helena Bonham Carter, and Rihanna (?), should crush.
But the trailer, and the plot, just seem … underwhelming.
Danny Ocean’s estranged sister Debbie attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou, Rose, Daphne Kluger, Nine Ball, Tammy, Amita, and Constance.
The actresses alone have me interested enough to check out the movie when it hits theatres, the movie itself seems like it will suffer from the same problems that most reboots and ripoffs suffer from. That said, put Sarah Paulson and Rihanna in the same movie and I’m giving you $11.
Ocean’s 8, directed by Gary Ross and written by Ross and Olivia Milch, is both a sequel and spin-off of the Ocean’s Trilogy, and will be released in theaters on June 8, 2018.