Ocean's Eight (2018)
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At least I know how to steal make-up now
A terribly bland and boring film. All the actors deliver a solid performance, and especially Anne Hathaway's character is adorable, but that's the only good thing to be said about the movie.
The story makes little sense and while obvious plotholes are glossed over or brushed aside with techno-magic it focuses instead on stupid, unrealistic details. So far that would be ok for a film in the Ocean's series, but the others are at least somewhat interesting and fun. This one is just pointless.
Ocean's Eight is a good successor to the Ocean's legacy, but not a great one (so perhaps on par with Twelve), and it really comes down to the direction. When you compare it to Soderbergh's Eleven, it lacks pace and style. The editing is ordinary instead of fun, and the music doesn't have the same drive. So it's down to the cast to keep it alive through the mechanics of a fairly original caper, and for the most part, they succeed, especially on the basis of comedy. Anne Hathaway and Helena Bonham-Carter are hilarious, and I wish Awkwafina and Mindy Kaling had a little more to do, cuz they're fun too. Rihanna's got a pretty good character. Unfortunately it's the leads who are too thinly written. Cate Blanchett is a rockin' biker chick, but little more than Sandra Bullock's right hand woman. And Bullock is fine, but she should be more than fine to lead such a company. When the movie's good, it's quite good, but it takes too many shortcuts (the bit with 9-Ball's sister, what?) and at times barely motivates its characters. A bit of fun, but I wanted better for these actresses.
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