“Ocean’s 8” Hits the Glass Ceiling

Ocean’s 8, the gender updated version of the Steven Soderbergh directed remake of the rat pack starring original Ocean’s 11 of 1960, left me confused about the title.

Are these ladies who execute a Met Gala heist of balletic precision so good that they need three less men? Or were the writers just too lazy or mentally exhausted coming up with eight female criminal stereotypes that adding three more would be beyond all feminine expectations? Did they hit a glass ceiling?

And why isn’t Ocean’s 8 (which is set after the events of Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13) a prequel?

All the Ocean films do share the fact that their star powered casts are there to have fun, cash a paycheck– and if luck be a lady, make a good movie. The con is that is they convince the audience of the same.

I didn’t entirely fall for that three card monte. Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Anne Hathaway did have me convinced with their sly comedic performances. The rest of the cast looked as if they wanted to leave this Met gala halfway through.

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