Truth be told, we don’t actually remember the last time we sat down and watched the Ocean’s Eleven movies, regardless of how much we like Steven Soderbergh’s series. However, we’re pretty interested in this new side-quel, Ocean’s 8, because of its cast. Yeah, all the leads are ladies. Yeah, people are pretty mad about that, and we’re excited to see them cry over the very definition of spilled milk. The movie looks like a lot of fun, too! That’s gotta be one fun YouTube comment section!
So, we’re never not going to be excited to see Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock plotting to rip off some rich assholes, y’all. We’re especially excited to see Gary Ross (director of the underheralded masterpiece Pleasantville) back in the director’s chair for something a little more entertaining than Free State of Jones.
Still, it’s a bit of a bummer that Danny Ocean’s dead, especially with the excellent rapport George Clooney and Bullock had in Gravity. But, much like we learned with the hubbub over The Last Jedi, we have to let the past die sometimes in order to move forward in the world, regardless of what the fanbase wants.
We’re not totally sure if there are Ocean’s Eleven conventions out there in the world, but we’re assuming that people probably eat a lot of shrimp and try to rob each other. This will probably upset them, and we’re down for it.
Here’s a brief synopsis: The tide will turn as Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City’s star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect crew: Lou (Cate Blanchett); Nine Ball (Rihanna); Amita (Mindy Kaling); Constance (Awkwafina); Rose (Helena Bonham Carter); Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway); and Tammy (Sarah Paulson).