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“Army of Thieves” Is The Perfect Prequel For Zack Synder’s “Army of the Dead”

The much anticipated “Army of Thieves”, Matthias Schweighöfer’s prequel to Zack Snyder’s Las Vegas zombie heist flick “Army of the Dead” dropped on Netflix on Friday 29th October.

"Army of Thieves" Is The Perfect Prequel For Zack Synder's "Army of the Dead"
Matthias Schweighöfer’ acting as Sebastian on “Army of thieves”

This Prequel tells the story of locksmith Hans Wagner and his four legendary safes. Wagner depressed by the death of his wife and son creates four super-safes known as the ring cycle. These safes are named Das Rheingold, Die Walküre (The Valkyrie), Siegfried, and Götterdämmerung (Twilight of the Gods). Once he finished the safes, Wagner locked himself inside one and had it dropped to the bottom of the ocean.

The legend is a favourite for banker and Youtuber Sebastian who vlogs about finding and beating Wagner’s safes. He has a chance to accomplish that fantasy when Gwendoline (Nathalie Emmanuel), recruits him to pull off a trio of heists involving three of the safes.

"Army of Thieves" Is The Perfect Prequel For Zack Synder's "Army of the Dead"
Cast of “Army of Thieves” Rolph (Guz Khan), Gwendoline (Nathalie Emmanuel) Korina (Ruby O. Fee), Sebastian (Matthias Schweighöfer) and Brad Cage (Stuart Martin),

Gwendoline introduces Sebastian to her team: Rolph (Guz Khan), a getaway driver with mad driving skills; the master hacker Korina (Ruby O. Fee), and Brad Cage (Stuart Martin),

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“Army of Thieves” was lacking in action that we saw in “Army of the dead”. The skills heist didn’t involve a lot of shootings that we thought would happen, just a few karate and a few gunshots. If you love heist films and how intriguing they are, you may be disappointed while watching “Army of Thieves”.

However, the prequel did a good background story at explaining the character of Sebastian becoming Ludwig Dieter. In “Army of Thieves” his dreams about being attacked by zombies and locking himself up in a safe became a reality in “Army of the dead”. In this film, you also see why he opened “Gwendoline’s safe locks cracker” in “Army of the Dead” when he was approached by Dave Batista to unlock the fourth lock known as the Götterdämmerung,

If you loved of Zack Synder’s “Army of the Dead” then you should see “Army of Thieves” presently streaming on Netflix.


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Charis Ebiaghian

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