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'Ocean's 8' Review

'Ocean's 8' wasn't great, but it wasn't bad either...

I realize I am a little late to the game, but I couldn't help but share my thoughts about this Ocean's installment. I love all the Ocean's movies. They are so captivating. But this one... wasn't the best. **spoilers if you haven't seen it yet.

If you haven't seen the movie and don't understand what is going on, here's a little synopsis: The makers of the original Ocean's movies decided to make a woman version that has successful actresses and ones that can't act at all to come together to rob the Met Gala of one of its most expensive jewels. Oh and also, Sandra Bullock plays a good thief who is mourning over Danny Ocean's death. No. Why did that have to be a thing? 

But anyway, that's kind of the gist of what the movie was about. Shocker. The big surprise at the end... not a surprise at all.

So I am all for powerful women who are trying to be awesome, but Hollywood is kind of driving it into the ground, at least in my opinion. 

I also get the opposite spectrum that guys were the same way and they are only sexualizing women, but I feel like they (Hollywood) aren't helping in the way of making women seem powerful.

They are putting women in the roles of men. In this movie, they had all the women have different kinds of skill sets, like in the original, but had different skill sets from the original characters—which I thought was great, but... They also brought back original characters, which was great, but why? It all kind of seemed strange that they killed off Danny too, or did they? That was kind of a dumb twist. 

I liked each character (mostly) individually, but there wasn't great character building. Like the twins in the original series. They were freakin' hilarious and we were able to see the characters grow together even within the first movie. This one just had music playing while they were always together. Anne Hathaway's character was also over-acting, playing an actor acting. And it was obvious she was a part of the plan! They should have kept her a secret to make that plot twist more revealing! 

Oh, and the twist about the other jewels being stolen was a huge duh! That was so obvious! Same with Daphne (Hathaway) and how they did the Met so they could include many powerful women... No need for that. You're just drilling the feminist nail harder into the ground!

I especially hated how they threw a man under the bus. I love men. And I believe in equality as much as the next person, but I do not believe in throwing a man under the bus to get what you want. That is not equality and that is what they do in this movie, by blaming the boyfriend. 

Now to say what I liked... very little, but there's some! 

I really enjoyed the characters themselves individually. They all had their own fun personalities and interesting back stories (from the couple that we saw). The characters I liked the most were Sandra Bullock, Kate Blanchett, and Sarah Paulson. I like Sarah from AHS, but she had a mysterious housewife character that was fun and makes me wish that I was like that. Sandra and Kate (Danny and Rusty essentially), they bounced off each others characters easily and that was fun! 

The dresses: I love fancy dresses that you see at the Oscars, Emmys, etc. They are very beautifully crafted and makes me wish I had a fashionable bone in my body! I really loved the wardrobe. It helped with the character development that wasn't really there. For example, it showed the housewife (conservative clothes), and the sophisticated (Bullock and Blanchett). 

The old-fashioned style the original movies had wasn't there either which was so unfortunate because that's one of the reasons why those movies are awesome. It brought character to the scenes, cinematography, and characters themselves. 

The plot also wasn't original. I see how it catered to women by doing the Met Gala and stepping away from mainly the Vegas scene Ocean uses, but this plot could've been so much more. Like stealing from the man (the Fed), or done a twisted plot like The Usual Suspects. Such a good show. 

The beginning was awesome with Bullock having her own unique style of stealing from people, but overall I would give it a 7/10.