Oceans 8 is not the typical chick- flick

June 13, 2018


If you are looking for a lively movie to watch over the summer, look no further. “Ocean’s 8” is a perfect summer flick to watch with your friends, family, or even by yourself.



(L-R) Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rhianna, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Helena Bonham- Carter, Anne Hathaway and Sarah Paulson star in the 2018 all-female cast addition to the Ocean's film series.





If you decide to go with someone, I guarantee there would be no need for conversation because your eyes will be glued to the screen from start to finish.“Ocean’s 8” is a spin-off movie to the original three “Ocean’s” movies which are all about big elaborate heists.


One significant difference is “Ocean’s 8” is filled with a star-studded, all-female cast that does not disappoint.
Led by Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett, the cast includes Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter, so it is no wonder the theater was full of people eagerly waiting to watch the film. 


One movie-goer, Hilda Sifuentes, was drawn to the film by its trailer and said, “I loved the casting and I love how it came out. This is a very good watch! I thought it was a very good movie and very entertaining.”


The movie starts with a woman named Debbie Ocean who just got out of prison and is looking to pull off an elaborate and nearly impossible heist. We then get introduced to the rest of the gang as Ocean and her partner in crime, Lou, set out to find the perfect team to pull it off. 

The movie starts to get more alluring as their plan begins to unravel one bit at a time. Although this is a spin-off and there are nods to the other “Ocean’s” films, the movie is enjoyable and clear to viewers.


People of all ages came out to see this film. One teenage viewer, Oscar Ceballos, had a big smile on his face after exiting the theater and stated, “I have not seen the previous “Ocean’s” movies before but I thought it was actually really good. The plot was very clear, they got a lot of known faces for the movie and the casting was very good.”


The director, Gary Ross, who is known for movies such as “The Hunger Games” and “Pleasantville” did a beautiful job with the cameras and using angles to his advantage to give the viewer the feeling of being part of the action. 


During scene transitions, we are given shots of different scenes and objects that would later be revealed to be part of the plot of the movie. Another aspect of the film that captivated the audience was the soundtrack and score. 


Audience members were dancing in their seats while songs like ‘These boots were made for walkin’ played in the background. While the characters on the screen were pulling off intricate handwork, I could not ignore the espionage music that helped bring the scenes to life. 


By the end of the movie, there was no doubt in my mind that this is a must-see. The movie deserves a 5 out of 5-star rating.


Movie patron Claudia Garcia seemed to have enjoyed it as well stating that she “would totally recommend this movie. I like how intelligent and strong the women were portrayed.”The movie is currently showing in local theaters across El Paso and the nation. 

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