Alright, this is my first time doing a bad movie review, but I’ve got to do this. I mean, it’s a ripoff of the original Ocean series! Now, we’ve all noticed the trend that has been appearing lately: find a good, successful movie already made by men, and remake it with women. Okay, I don’t know about Hollywood, but I believe in originality. If you’re taking a perfect recipe and changing the ingredients, but still calling it by the same name, you’re doing it wrong!
I’ve watched all three of the original Ocean’s movies, and I enjoyed them. The elaborate plans, the quirky characters, the narration of their heists were entertaining, and they did a good job with just Julia Roberts as the female backup. Now, before anyone starts saying anything, I want to remind you that I am a young, Hispanic woman; so don’t even think of pulling some Leftist bullsh*t on me. When Holllywood decided to take those good recipes and change the ingredients (i.e. the gender of the characters) they set it up for ruin from the start (Ghostbusters, 2016; do you have to ask?). Of course, they tied Sandra Bullock’s character to George Clooney’s character in the original trilogy, but that still wasn’t originality on the part of the writers of this latest silver screen fiasco.
The movie received very mixed bordering on not so good reviews. It currently has 67% on Rotten Tomatoes, and people have said that Bullock and her gang are no substitute for Clooney and his boys. Now, that’s not to say movies about women are always going to fail. Wonder Woman was very successful and presented the DC character very well, but for me personally, the story was a bit of a drag, and I was more interested in Captain Steve Trevor (but, I’m a normal girl, so that’s to be expected). Lara Croft did pretty well, and there was no gender flipping going on in that movie. The Hunger Games Trilogy with Jennifer Lawrence was well received, so there is proof out there that movies with women as the lead characters can do well. Just don’t base them off a movie that previously had an all or mostly male cast. That’s just Hollywood banking off the success of the first installment and hoping it carries the new one.
I glanced at the other reviews from critics and the common man prior to writing this post. Most of them said the movie was ‘fun’ but that was about it. The chemistry of the cast was really the only thing most people could agree on. There were several videos on Youtube, discussing why this movie was so bad. As well as informing us what the cast thought of the reviews. Yes, we understand that most actors try to be proud of what they’ve made as a sort of validation for doing what they do for a living. However, actresses Mindy Kaling and Cate Blanchett (why, Cate, why?) have been blaming white male critiques for the bad reviews and ‘misunderstandings’ concerning their movie. Just accept responsibility for your f*ck up already.
Here is a video that discusses it in greater detail. It’s a little over 14 minutes long, just to let you know. Ocean’s 8 Actors Blame White Male Critiques
It almost sounds like when you were a kid and you did something wrong and then blamed the dog for it. In this case, the white male critiques are the dogs. “No, sweetie, the dog didn’t eat your homework, you just didn’t do it.”
And on that note, it’s been real!