Ocean’s 8 is a spin-off/sequel to the Ocean’s trilogy that takes place after the third movie and follows the sister of Danny and her “crew”. After Debbie, the main character played by Sandra Bullock, gets out of prison she of course sets out to preform a massive heist. She wants to steal an insanely expensive diamond necklace from a star studded event and needs a crew to do it. I will say that the best thing this movie has going for it IS the cast. Every single actress is massively different in their styles and yet they somehow have a great chemistry. Luckily they have a great chemistry though because without it the lackluster script and dialogue would be just that much worse. Out of everyone, though, I thought the show was stolen by Anne Hathaway. Hathaway plays the woman that is being stolen from and does an amazing job of being a pompous celebrity while still remaining likable. I had watched her in The Intern the night before and was reminded of just how stellar of an actor she really is, because it was hard to picture her being the same person in both roles.
When it comes to the movie itself, it was unfortunately pretty boring. It followed the same three act formula of all heist movies.
Act 1: Meet the team.
Act 2: Plan the heist.
Act 3: Execute the heist.
During the first two acts I found myself repeatedly looking at my watch to see just how long I had been subjected to planning an admittedly boring heist. Meeting some of the team was kind of cool, but not cool enough. The heist itself amped it up quite a bit for me. Seeing it all unfold and the different pieces fall together was satisfying as hell. UNFORTUNATELY, the biggest drawback this whole movie has and what put the nail in the coffin for in making it officially a bad movie for me was them revealing too much that the audience didn’t know. It tries to be too clever in the last ten minutes of the whole damn thing, revealing a large number of things that went on off screen that the audience didn’t know was happening. Things that honestly would have been more interesting to the viewer than we were given.
In the end Ocean’s 8 is blessed with a stellar cast of diverse actresses but unfortunately doesn’t leave the shadow of its predecessors.
I did guys, I really did want to like this. I tried so hard to like it, I remained optimistic, I exaggerated my enthusiasm when I had some… But I STILL hated this movie. Tomorrowland has a brilliant concept. A world on a separate plane of existence with all of the best minds our world has to offer. A young girl who has a knack for science and love for space finds an old pin to help her get to this amazing place, with the the help of an exiled former boy genius that wants to get back. Most people complained that it didn’t show enough of Tomorrowland, and that is what they signed up for. I had no problem with that! My problem is that it was supremely boring, at one point I left the theater to get popcorn, I usually won’t leave a movie if the screen is on fire! The movie starts out very strong. It pulls you in with the stunning visuals, you want to know more about this place, and this little boy with his jet pack. Then it cuts to the female main character, played by the rising star, Britt Robertson. At the point it flashes to her and her family you are still very interested, she has screen presence! Somehow though, from the moment the actual adventure of the movie starts, it goes down hill. Sure, there are a few good parts, the visuals are stunning throughout, and I like the future-ball at the end (to vague to be a spoiler, don’t worry), but it never quite captures the magic you want it to. The worst part for me personally is that it cites the story of the two wolves, which is an amazing story I even have tattooed on my arm. Now I’m going to have to explain forever that it is in fact NOT from the shitty forgotten movie from 2015. I wish this was better, it had so much potential, and started so good, but it lost it’s way. I wouldn’t watch it again.
The Monuments Men is a true story about a small group of men, well past there primes, that go into WW2 to save art from the war. This movie did a couple things right. The absolutely stellar cast alone got me excited to watch this movie. After seeing the cast I watched the preview to get an idea of what I was going into, and it to was amazing. The tone, the music, mild humor, action, and acting,absolutely an amazing trailer. What I want to know though is how they took all those things and made one of the most BORING movies I have ever watched! The Monuments Men is not a particularly long movie, and it is not a particularly bad movie, BUT it drags on at a sinfully slow pace. I don’t believe it was the actors faults, they are one of the few things that don’t bog this down. The savior of this movie was Bill Murray, whenever Murray was on screen I was as entertained as this movie was going to get me. The concept was good, and I was interested in the story, it’s why I stuck it out, I just wish it was better executed.