This weather may not scream ocean, but there’s ‘Ocean’s 8!’ Not 11. But this female take isn’t a less than thing – maybe it’s more like eight is enough when it comes to ladies doing the job.
Let’s go with that. Here it’s Debbie Ocean – not Danny, who was first played by Sinatra, and then by Clooney. Played by Sandra Bullock, she’s eyeing a necklace worth $150 million, not a casino.
When asked why she’s even doing this by sidekick Cate Blanchett she simply replies, “it’s what I do.” That’s Bullock’s Ocean: eyes on the prize, focus, ignore all else – especially that ‘Ghostbusters’ that tanked two summers back.
Filmmakers worked closely with Vogue staffers to make sure they got ‘fashion’s biggest night right.’ Clearly a whole lot of money went to clothing here but the same could be said for the Clooney/Brad Pitt/Matt Damon franchise – which, in retrospect, was only a hit because they left Ben Affleck out.
Bullock chafes at calling this a sequel, saying she’s no fan of those, which she already proved by not doing a sequel to the hilarious “The Heat” with Ghostbuster Melissa McCarthy.
Like none of us have ‘Speed 2: Cruise Control’ on DVD, Sandra!
‘Oceans 8’ is rated pg-13