The “Ocean’s 8” Cast Looks Just as Bored of All-Female Remakes as We Are
Rihanna just released our first look at “Ocean’s Eight,” the all-girl remake of “Ocean’s 11” that’s coming out this summer.
And the cast looks about as excited by the concept as the rest of us are: not very.
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In all honesty, do people really care for this? Don’t get me wrong, I love all the previous Oceans and will watch “Ocean’s Eight,” but when will Hollywood get it that women can hold their own? We don’t need to be shoehorned into concepts that were already popularized by men. There are female writers and directors out there with plenty of ideas that exist on their own.
Plus, the idea that this Hollywood practice is empowering is pretty condescending. When was the last time you saw an all-male reboot of an all female movie? Hey, Hollywood, how about a reboot of “Mean Girls”? “Mean Boys” has such a nice ring to it, don’t you think? Because we all know men like to gossip even more than your average girl.
The “all women Ocean’s 11” is Ocean’s 8.
Man, they are really serious about that $0.79 on the dollar thing, aren’t they.
— Brian💫Clevinger (@bclevinger) August 10, 2016
It’s pretty obvious that a cast of Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, and Awkwafina can make an epic movie with a fresh new story line. Everyone loves seeing women kick ass, but some originality would be nice. These all female reboots aren’t doing much for us because we all know how the last Ghostbusters remake ended. This is a trend that doesn’t need to happen.
Plus, the movie’s being directed and produced exclusively by men, and its script was co-written by a man and a woman. Why doesn’t this emphasis on girl power apply behind the scenes?
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Do the EPs behind Oceans 8 know that Ghostbusters just missed budget by 70 mil?
— TweetByTony (@TweetByTony) August 10, 2016
And no, we don’t need an all female reboot of “The Expendables.” So, get off your lazy butts Hollywood and start making some original ish for women leads. We don’t need your secondhand ideas.