Army of Thieves: Best Heist in a While


By Juan Melendez

Juan Melendez , Entertainment Editor

There have been lots of great heist movies,The Italian Job, Going Out in Style, The Honest Thief, Den of Thieves, the Ocean movies, the Now You See Me movies and now Army of Thieves (AOT) which is a movie about Sebastian Schlencht-Wöhnert, an everyday man who spends his pastime cracking safes—funny enough. 

It turns out that he is so good at cracking safes that it catches the eyes of Gwendoline Starr, an international thief who asks Sebastian to join her group of thieves to rob three of Europe’s banks, each one holding millions of dollars. AOT is Zack Snyder’s new film and the prequel to his other heist movie—Army of the Dead. But unlike Army of the Dead, Snyder did not direct AOT, it was Zack that thought of the idea for it, as soon as he saw Sebastian in the first scene of Army of the Dead the first scene.  

   Although I have not watched Army of the Dead because of, well, the zombies. AOT was still a great movie. I was so interested in the story that I was at the edge of my seat. The fim was so engaging that the world around me didn’t seem to exist. My favorite parts of the movie have to be when they are opening the safes, If you’re one of the people who’ve seen the movie you probably know why, but if you  haven’t seen it yet the scene goes with  Sebastian trying to open the safes but I would describe it more as a fight or a duel rather than someone opening a safe, and it more or less has to do with the sounds and melodies the safes, and Sebastian make when they face off . The safes have an eerie tone and melody to them as he tries to open them, making them seem like the villains of the story. Then slowly goes to upbeat or triumphant melody as he gets closer and closer to opening them until he finally opens them.

   Props to the composers of this film, the legendary Hans Zimmer and talented Steve Mazzaro for the amazing music of this movie. Also the actors of this movie Nathalie Emmanuel as Gwendoline Starr, Ruby O.Fee as Korina Dominguez, Stuart Martin as Brad Cage/Alexis Broschin,Guz Khan as Rolph, and Matthias Schweighöfer who plays as Sebastian Schlencht-Wöhner and also directed the movie. Matthias even says that he studied Pixar movies to help him act in the same Screen Rant interview. By the way, this movie is rated R. So I would not recommend letting younger kids watch this because of the language in it and it is on Netflix.