REMINDER: THIS IS NOT A PREQUEL DESPITE A VERY CONFUSING NUMBERING SYSTEM IN THE OCEANS FRANCHISE.
The good news is I don’t have the prompt impression that it will suck, but we’ll see.
It starts off just like the
only good first Ocean’s movie, with Danny Ocean getting out of jail and immediately getting the ball rolling to steal again. Not the best way to go about this (copying the exact framework of the previous one) but hey if it works it works.
We don’t get a whole lot from this trailer aside from introducing character roles, the heist will be a $100 million necklace at the Met Gala, and Sandra Bullock’s character is trying to do a “heist within the heist”… which is what George Clooney does in Ocean’s 11. Aside from the obvious and perhaps lazy parallels, it looks real good.
I’m actually relieved after watching this because it has an incredibly talented cast and it seems to do them justice. The HUGE WIN for women in film everywhere is the fact that this all-female cast just put out a comedy trailer that didn’t include a single one of them falling down stairs. If we’ve gotten past early-slapstick being associated with female comedy then we’ve come a long, long way and I’m proud of our progress.
PS- I might be most excited about Mindy Kaling playing a role that doesn’t require her to be an idiot.
PPS- Rhianna definitely wanted to call herself “8-Ball” and physically beat the writers until they agreed to allow it.