After almost a year of struggling waiting, but finally Ocean's 8 is here ! Ocean 8 scored an incredible 41.5 million dollars in 2 days, during the weekend between the Premiere (on June 8th) and Saturday June 10th.
Well, the cast needs no presentation: Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean, madame president Cate Blanchett as the club owner Lou, Rihanna as the hacker Nine Ball, Helena Bonam as the disaster designer Rose, Sarah Paulson as the "housewife" Tammy, Awkafina as the magician Costance, Mindy Kalling as the jwellery artisan Amita and, last but not least, the beautiful Anne Hathaway as the starlet Daphne Kluger.
Ocean 8 was produced by Steven Sodebergh and Susan Ekings, screenplay by Gary Ross and Olivia Milch and was directed by Gary Ross, who also directed the 2012 Huger Games and the 2016 Free State of Jones.
Since many teasers and publicity has been released, I will not talk about the plot ( above you will find the original trailer) because I need to comment it straight ahead ! But no wonders, I will try to avoid spoilers.
1) Debbie Ocean is amazing. She has the Ocean's blood and a huge sense of style. How she does it naturally? Wanna have those incomparable nonchalance stealing skills. I liked Sandra Bullock, always funny and punctual while acting: she's the mind of the operation and she's always one step ahead of anyone. I have found Debbie behavior ... nobile and snob in a way, which is not annoying.
2) Lou needs a separate chapter: Cate Blanchett at her finest, impeccable and extremely sexy. Lou, the club owner, has Blanchett's lower voice and ... appeal. She's the rocker, the "bi" character... Her partnership with Debbie crushes the screen ! And, as I read in a Variety article, hope there will be a sequel (or prequel) to explore Lou and Debbie's history.
3) Anne Hathaway as the starlet was extremely adorable ! Hathaway as great acting skills, mixed with a feminine natural grace ... love her dresses and, obviously the neck. Loved the scene when Anne meets the team.
4) Eight ball or Nine ball? Hahaha xD Rihanna was the hacker. Her acting was... ehm, a bit weird? Anyway, her character was OK. Personally, I would have added a more interesting personality on the hacker.
5) My only complaint... Sarah Paulson. Why an "Emmy awarded" (quoting Cate and Sarah's funny interview) grabbed only a sider role (Tammy). Don't know.
Classical Ocean mood, the movie was entertaining and charming. Gonna watch it again on streaming (x10 times?) and then, of course, on the big screen.