Review: Ocean’s 8 (Blu-Ray)

“Ocean’s 8 is the most satisfying installment in the franchise. The all-star cast is impeccable.. and the heist itself is wily and enjoyable.” -William Bibbiani, IGN

Having this much fun is a crime. Team up in the action adventure when Ocean’s 8 arrives on 4K UHD, Blu-Ray, DVD and Digital.

Five years, eight months, 12 days… and counting. That’s how long Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) – just released from prison – has been concocting the greatest heist of her storied career. She knows what it’s going to take – a team of the best in their field, starting with her former partner-in-crime Lou (Cate Blanchett). Together, they recruit a crew of specialists: Jeweler Amita (Mindy Kaling), street con Constance (Awkwafina), expert fence Tammy (Sarah Paulson), hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna and fashion designer Rose Weil (Helena Bonham Carter).

The target is $150 million in diamonds – diamonds that will adorn the neck of world-famous actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway), who will be center stage at the event of the year, the Met Gala. Their plan appears rock solid, but it will need to be flawless if the team is to get in and get away – all in plain sight.

Both the 4K UHD & Blu-Ray Combo Pack’s come with the following special features:

  • A Heist in Heels
  • Ocean’s Team 3.0
  • Reimagining the Met Gala
  • Deleted Scenes

Plot: Upon her release from prison, Debbie, the estranged sister of legendary conman Danny Ocean, puts together a team of unstoppable crooks to pull of the heist of the century. Their goal is New York City’s annual Met Gala, and a necklace worth in excess of 150 million dollars.

Director: Gary Ross

Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1

Runtime: 110 min

Rating: Rotten Tomatoes 68% & IMDB 6.3/10

Unboxing (see below)

Review:

Plot, story and acting aside – let’s get to what looked the best on this disc and what I’m sure will look even better in the 4K edition available tomorrow.

The Met Gala is sure to have the biggest shine and impact on you, because it did just that on this disc. The entire first half of the movie is used to build the story, introductions and plot on the heist. From there you get very detailed development all the way up to when the heist actually takes place – the Met Gala. Not to say there were negatives, just the average build up with humor, eye-rolling moments and a little suspense in between.

The Gala scene is jam packed with colors; from the entire design of the set, down to the immaculate dresses being warn, jewelry, accessories – even the red carpet. The colors come right off the screen and I’m sure the UHD will bring it to the next level. The entire show is extravagant and it’s the highlight of the movie.

The bonus features included with this movie are a couple deleted scenes, some talk about the film from the actresses and more looks from the Gala. The one feature that you will enjoy the most is the one about the Gala because you get an in-depth look on how the scene was shot and styled. Very cool.

Conclusion:

This is a fun film to add to the series and all the actors play their parts very well; from the mastermind that puts the whole thing together – down to the dim wit celebrity who “falls for” the entire thing. If you’re questioning whether it’s worth a pick up or not, it’s definitely on the border. I would recommend you at least give it a rent if you’re on the fence and then wait a lower price – aka Black Friday which is around the corner.

If this is up your alley be sure to pick this up tomorrow (September 11th) on Blu-ray & in 4K UHD at your local retailer to enjoy the fun at home. You can always grab it digitally as well!

Cheers,

Matt.