Ocean’s Eight (2018) Review

Hello Adventurers!

This film came out really recently.  As I knew this film was coming out I had in the back of my mind that I wanted to watch all of the originals, or what I thought were the originals.  I didn’t know, until my Dad told me, that the Ocean’s trilogy (2001 to 2007) weren’t the originals, that title belonged to the Ocean’s 11 film made all the way back in 1960.  Anyway, as I was saying, I had in the back of my mind that I wanted to watch the 2000’s versions of this film and, funnily enough, they were all on TV not that long ago and my Dad recorded them all for me, result and thank you Daddy.

I absolutely loved the 2000’s versions of the films and this made me even more excited to watch this film.  Although, this film is a slight continuation to the others, I personally would class this as a totally different angle from the past films and I absolutely loved it.  This film has loads of twists and turns and also some great lines.  The constant twists and turns make this film really fast paced and seamless considering its 110 min running time.  Ocean’s Eight is incredibly clever with some really clever explanation sequences and I especially loved the scenes following Sandra Bullock’s (Debbie Ocean) release from prison, a huge chunk of this film is funny as well.  One of the reasons that I really love this film is that they don’t stop straight after the robbery.

The only small thing that I didn’t like, is that I was expecting, actually I had convinced myself, that Danny would show up at the end and he didn’t which upset me slightly, but not enough to take away from the greatness from this film.

This film’s score and backing songs are great, the locations, amazing and the costumes outstanding.

This film wouldn’t have been nearly as good without its cast and director.  The people acting in this film are:  Sandra Bullock (Debbie Ocean), Cate Blanchett (Lou), Anne Hathaway (Daphne Kluger), Mindy Kaling (Amita), Sarah Paulson (Tammy), Awkwafina (Constance), Rihanna (Nine Ball/Leslie), Helena Bonham Carter (Rose Weil), Richard Armitage (Claude Becker), James Corden (John Frazier) and this film was directed by Gary Ross.  There were also so many other cameos by other celebrities, I was happily surprised by how many people I recognised.  Everyone in this film is amazing and I cannot wait to see more of what they have to offer with other projects in the future. 

I knew that knew the name Gary Ross from somewhere and I realised, only by doing research for this film, that he wrote the screenplay for and directed ‘The Hunger Games’.  This also happens to be the only other film that I have seen him have anything to do with, and I can tell you that if this is the sort of work that he works on and creates, I look forward to see what he has to offer in the future.  I do wonder if there is going to be a sequel and if there is I cannot wait to see what happens to these ladies next.


Let me know what you think of this film if you have, or are going to watch it, in the comments below!  Also, if you were looking to buy this film check out my shop for an easy link to do so!


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