Nigerian celebrities who turned up for the Met gala themed premiere of Ocean’s 8 movie, have been called out by social media users.
According to social media users, the movie has nothing to do with Nigerians and the premiere Nigerian celebrities had for it is a definition of being totally unfocused. Here are reactions from social media users below;
Last night celebrities, influencers, and fans were asked to show up at the premiere in their best MET Ball Gala look and trust that they didn’t disappoint! Celebrities such as Toke Makinwa, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Ini Dima-Okojie, Omoni Oboli, Ufuoma McDermott, Taje Prest, Mimi Onalaja and more all turned up for the event.
Ocean’s 8 (stylized onscreen as Ocean’s Eight) is a 2018 American heist comedy film directed by Gary Ross and written by Ross and Olivia Milch. The film is a spin-off from Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s trilogy and features an ensemble cast, including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, and Awkwafina. The film follows a group of women, led by Debbie Ocean, the estranged sister of Danny Ocean, who plan a highly sophisticated heist of the Met Gala in New York City.
Principal photography on the film began in October 2016 in New York City, and it premiered at Alice Tully Hall on June 5, 2018. It was released by Warner Bros. Pictures in the United States on June 8, 2018, 11 years to the date of the release of Ocean’s Thirteen. The film has grossed $116 million worldwide and received lukewarm critical response, with praise for the performances of the cast (particularly Bullock, Blanchett, and Hathaway) but criticism of the routine storyline.
Based on the 1960 Rat Pack film, Ocean’s 11, the series has seen mixed to favorable critical reception and substantial commercial success. Collectively grossing US$1.17 billion worldwide, the most commercially successful rendition was the first, Ocean’s Eleven(2001). It established the ensemble cast of George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Brad Pitt, as Danny Ocean, Linus Caldwell, and Rusty Ryan, respectively. A long list of supporting cast members maintain the trilogy. The first sequel, Ocean’s Twelve was released in 2004 with the third and final film, Ocean’s Thirteen, following in 2007. An all-female spin-off written and directed by Gary Ross, Ocean’s 8 was released on June 8, 2018, 11 years to the day of Thirteen‘s release.