Sandra Bullock Was "Mad" To See Such Negativity Surrounding The 'Ghostbusters' Reboot

Ruben Ruiz
June 12, 2018

"Isn't it interesting that two or three years ago, this seemed like an impossibility".

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First, Sandra told her, "Lookin' good, mama". But again, once it was in my head, it was hard to get it out. Bullock's Ocean recruits a crew to pull off the heist of the century at the Met Gala. Yet it feels like a warmed-over retread, lacking the personal touches and bits of pizzazz that made that original trilogy so special. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur (2 Guns, Contraband), the film stars Shailene Woodley (Fault in Our Stars, Divergent films) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games films). Bullock is ideally cast - she is absolutely the female equivalent of Mr. Clooney, who has a similar breezy, offhand way of delivering his cocky line readings in these things. And it's so great that it's being released now when you go: "well, of course!" said Cate Blanchett, who plays Debbie's partner-in-crime Lou. "And there's space for you, '" she said.

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We already knew the "Ocean's 8" cast was full of incredible women, but the fact that they're actually as awesome in real life as they are in our minds makes it even better.

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Bullock did not get into specifics about the sexist behaviour she was subjected to, though she said it's had a lasting effect.

Obviously, meatier roles and equality on set benefits the actresses as well.

The film is the second film in recent memory to piggyback off of an existing franchise's name. "I think for some of our audience, they were like, "What the f-k?"

While recently on the Ellen Degeneres show, she spoke about how her co-star, superstar Rihanna actually put her mind at ease with one simple comment while they were on the set of their new film Ocean's 8. That may be in part due to the older nature of the fandom: Not many childhoods were defined by Ocean's Eleven or Ocean's 11, the way they were by Star Wars or Ghostbusters, yielding fewer childish tantrums on social media. Just hit the buttons on the top of this page. Ocean's Eight's reign may be a short one, with The Incredibles 2 arriving next weekend and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom in the frame after that, but its debut is still impressive nonetheless. But with this premise, and this cast, it should've been an all-timer.

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