Evaluation: Military of Thieves is a great, witty, and in the end poignant heist thriller

A humble, nerdy financial institution teller with a secret ardour for safecracking finds himself taking over the heist problem of a lifetime in Military of Thieves, a prequel to Zack Snyder’s vastly entertaining Military of the Useless, which debuted earlier this 12 months on Netflix. Military of Thieves is gentle on zombies however brings the identical sly humor and thrilling motion to its story, making it a fantastically crafted entertaining romp in its personal proper.

(Spoilers for Military of the Useless beneath. Principally delicate spoilers for Military of Thieves, however in case you have not seen its predecessor, there may be one main spoiler at the tip. We’ll offer you a heads up after we get there.)

Military of the Useless adopted Scott Ward (Dave Bautista) and his staff of mercenaries as they ventured into zombie-infested Las Vegas to get better tens of millions in money from a on line casino vault. Mind-munching carnage ensued. Along with Tig Notaro’s delightfully cynical pilot and Samantha Win’s martial arts fireworks, viewers beloved the dynamic between zombie-killing-machine Vanderohe (Omari Hardwick) and the brilliantly nerdy, high-strung German safecracker Ludwig Dieter (Matthias Schweighöfer). Not solely did the 2 forge a plausible (albeit reluctant) bond, Dieter’s well-timed high-pitched screams each time a zombie charged was one in all a number of working gags. So naturally Dieter received his personal prequel. And what? Schweighöfer’s standout character deserved one.

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