Many of us were excited to watch the first trailer for Ocean’s 8 when it dropped this week.
That’s not the only reason we’re excited of course – from what we’ve seen, we’ll be in for a thrilling ride of thievery and witty one-liners. However, it does seem to be the only reason some members of the movie-going community aren’t excited for this film and it’s June 2018 release.
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Yes, as to be expected, there are some angry (almost exclusively) men (go figure), who have chosen to angrily share their anger in the form of angry Tweets and forum comments, because they’re angry you see.
Angry that a film that had a leading cast made almost entirely of men is being remade as a film made almost entirely of women. And though they give their reasons, we’re not going to worry our brains trying to figure out why they’re really so angry, because frankly, we don’t care.
One of their favourite comments to make is that the film won’t be a success, or as @LostN_T_Woods put it: “Ocean’s 8 looks lame AF and will be a flop.”
However, we have a serious bone to pick with that assessment of Ocean’s 8. From where we’re sitting, the comedy-action romp looks like a sure-fire hit.
Not only does it have a stellar cast, but it’s got a fun premise – Debbie Ocean (Bullock) and her crew are going to steal jewellery at New York’s annual Met Gala. From the trailer, it looks like it will be delivered with the same spirit as the early noughties flicks, which let’s be honest, were the best kind of cheesy.
As we said, the only reason these keyboard warriors seem to have a problem with the film is that it has a female cast.
And yet female-led films are often huge successes. Let's take the brilliant Wonder Woman for example. Expertly directed by Patty Jenkins, it had everyone who saw it raving - from film critics to comic book fans to people with previously no interest in superhero movies.
Girls Trip was another film featuring a female cast that had audience's singing its praises. The movie is about a group of friends who go on a road trip to New Orleans and has been described as an "earthy, provocative, graphic and undeniably amusing raunch-fest which gives not just Bridesmaids, but also The Hangover a run for their money".