The ensemble cast of this film worked for me. The women seemed to really enjoy working together and the acting they put together brought you in as the 8th member until the 8th member was revealed. The heist was alright but the stakes were so low that it didn't seem to matter if they pulled it off or not. My main problem with the film was the pacing. It is glacial at times and then tries to speed up for the main heist but still has a tendency to slow down or even stop so we can pad that runtime. Having George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Catherine Zeta-Jones or any of the other surviving mega names from the originals absent from this movie seemed like a lost opportunity. Having a mid-credits sequence where Pitt or Clooney approach Debbie Ocean or Cate Blanchett's character would have been a cherry on top deserving of this franchise. Small recommend, decent date movie. Definite recommend for women looking to watch strong female characters played by strong actresses.
First movie, 1 talking baby. Second movie, 2 talking siblings. What do we do for the third film, let's add talking dogs. What? Who thought that was a good idea? Who thought making one of the voices for said dogs Danny DeVito? Bad enough that Roseanne was a voice in the second film, now we get to add Danny DeVito and his vocals to things I can live without in a movie. This movie did not need the talking dogs at all. Would have been a little bit better if the kids continued to talk but not much. This movie also could have been given a different name as it could have been just a romantic comedy featuring Travolta and Alley with the evil, horny female boss trying to take advantage of her sexy pilot. This movie tried too hard to involve the talking animals in circumstances they were not needed in. Fails on many levels. It is not even that funny, just sad. Also, for the third time in three movies, bad decisions by selfish people nearly cost children their lives. You would think they would have learned their lesson by now but apparently insanity runs in the Ubriacco family. Watch only if you are a sadist really, it is painful to watch.
What was this movie supposed to accomplish? Was it supposed to make us hate the adults even more? Was it meant to annoy us with Roseanne Barr's constantly whining voice reverberating through our skulls? Were we meant to enjoy the sibling rivalry as it got slowly more intense and near violence? Or was this simply a cash grab for the studio and an attempt to make us care about talking babies? John Travolta does his job fine but everyone else seems to not want to be there, including Kirstie Alley. Alley phones in most of her performance as she is not the focus of many of her own scenes. More bad decisions made by selfish people nearly costs children their lives. Only watch if you need a bridge between the first and third films or are a completionist when you watch one film, you need to watch its sequels.
Taking a unique approach to this concept, this movie tries its best to make light of one of the hardest circumstances to befall a mother. Despite making the ultimate bad decision to not only have an affair with a married man but to consequentially get pregnant from said married man. Watching the relationship of the 2 parents of Mikey, I could not help but question her motives as it was extremely obvious he was not committed to her and could come up with as many excuses as he needed to in order to keep her in line. I also was not entirely sure what predicament the wife was in as it continuously changed throughout the movie but we never actually saw her. Bruce Willis is alright as Mikey, his quips and quirky delivery work well for the 1 year old. The movie moves at an awkward pace and we really do not understand anyone's motivations truly. The characters are mostly all selfish people who use others for their own personal reasons and in the end, it almost costs Mikey his life. Not a complete recommend but this movie is funny at times and Travolta is very good in his role.
This is a unique movie. Straight up fan service that feels like it could be placed in any universe and fit in perfectly. Giving us origins for things we may or may not have wanted to know the origins of, this movie moves at a brisk pace, skipping across the galaxy towards the next set piece at a break neck speed. Alden is really good in his role as a young Han Solo. His brash cockiness and unwavering confidence is showcased beautifully through his nuanced performance. I can never say enough good things about Emilia Clarke. She is simply an amazing actress and whatever role she is placed in, she nails it. The story is alright, we get to see the Kessel run and how he pulled that off, we get to see how he and Chewbacca created such an amazing bond between them and we also get to see how he and Lando began their relationship. The movie is a good time passer and a unique look at the Star Wars universe. Looking forward to the sequel where we see how Qira and Darth Maul's partnership lead to more adventures with Han and Chewie.