Female-power is alive and well in ‘Ocean’s 8’

Karina Mara

An indestructible crew of notable female actresses takes on a dangerous heist in director Gary Ross’s upcoming film “Ocean’s 8” premiering June 8.

The film is a spin-off of director Steven Soderbergh’s trilogy movie series “Ocean’s Eleven” that portrayed an all-male group. Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) is the sister of Danny Ocean, the protagonist in “Ocean’s Eleven” and she assembles a group to partake in her ludicrous plan to steal the 150 million dollar necklace of celebrity Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway.) The team consists of Debbie’s partner-in-crime Lou (Cate Blanchett,)  Rose (Helena Bonham Carter,) jewelry designer Amita (Mindy Kaling,)  a mother with a family Tammy (Sarah Paulson,) Constance (Awkwafina) talented in pickpocketing, and hacker Eight Ball (Rihanna.)

With only the publicized trailer to rely on, the whole story plot remains unclear but the heist is set in the yearly Met Gala in New York, featuring several cameos of famous celebrities from famous singer Zayn Malik to professional women’s tennis player Serena Williams and many more.

Other guest stars include James Corden who plays a friend of Ocean, Damian Lewis who plays Debbie’s former lover and Richard Armitage who plays the art manager Claude Becker. Two cast members from the original trilogy, Matt Damon and Carl Reiner will also appear in the upcoming movie.

As an action-packed, rated PG-13 movie with comedy in the mix, it doesn’t drift away from the style of the original trilogy series. The all-female main cast presents moviegoers a new experience with female-power and action instead of the usual man-to-man battles.