The Ocean's 8 Trailer Is More About the Fancy Party Than the Heist

The official main trailer for Ocean’s 8 skips the introductions and gets to the main event: the Met Gala itself.

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All of Debbie Ocean’s crew is assembled. We’ve been introduced to the tech head (Rihanna), the forger (Mindy Kaling), the sleight-of-hand (Awkwafina), and the rest of the assembly. Here, we get to know a little bit more about who they’re facing off against. The Met Gala itself is the centerpiece, which means seeing some full on shots of everyone’s fancy looks for the main event. Sandra Bullock gets a blonde wig! Helena Bonham-Carter is basically playing herself on the red carpet! Who is even pretending in this moment?

Much like the original Ocean’s 11 and its sequels, this is a film that blurs the lines of reality by essentially having actors playing themselves playing a part. That’s especially true with Anne Hathaway, who is supposedly the dupe in all this, as self-obsessed socialite named Daphne Kluger. It’s her necklace the women are after, and she seems cutely oblivious to who Debbie and Danny Ocean are—thieves extraordinaire. Perhaps too oblivious. If Hathaway doesn’t end up being Ocean’s woman-on-the-inside, I’ll eat my $150 million diamonds.

Contributing Writer, writing my first book for the Dial Press called The Lonely Hunter, follow me on Twitter @alutkin

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Pumpkin Andy is Orange

Am I the only one who didn’t like the Ocean’s movies? I thought they were smug and self congratulatory. Carry on.