Great! Ocean’s Eight!

I went to see the intriguing new Hollywood Movie, Ocean’s Eight last night and it blew my mind!

I have always been a massive fan of Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham-Carter so was always destined to try and watch this heist movie. I was thrilled to watch it on opening night, as a great excuse to avoid the England football match.

Having not seen the Ocean’s Eleven to Thirteen films, I went in with no preconceived thoughts. From the word go, it totally entertained me and kept me intrigued till the finish. Sandra’s character, Debbie Ocean, was meant to be George Clooney’s Danny’s sister and she begins the movie by being released from a five year jail sentence.

Even pop singer Rhianna stars as an internet geek who is able to hack into the security of a top New York Museum. Guesting alongside the 8 ladies is James Corden as an insurance investigator who makes it his job to get to the bottom of what has gone on. His morales are not that clear though and he presents as a humorous man who may or may not be straight laced.

Sandra and Cate are slick as ever and their characters are clever and mischievous. The heist is intricately planned and totally believable. The story progresses rapidly and the women deal with all sorts of problems as they surge forward with their plan. The plan is suitably cunning, convoluted, cleverly conceived and well executed.

I give this film five stars as a fun, inventive story with a clever, witty script.

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