Money Heist Part 5 Volume 2
This is officially the end of an era. The hype that had begun at the start of the year has finally reached its conclusion. There were several heartbreaks along the way but much to rejoice as well. A series that I had started out of peer pressure was arguably the best series that I was witness to. And it had one of my favourite characters ever – The Professor who is an inspiration for me and has taught many life lessons. While the final season of Money Heist was divided into two volumes, the first of the two volumes that was out in September had ended in a heartbreak and I feared the inevitable as the final chapter of Money Heist reached its conclusion this weekend. And how often have we seen that a great show does not end on a good note, a case in point being Game Of Thrones. So then the million dollar question, is the final chapter of Money Heist worth your time, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
The Vol 2 of the last season of Money Heist starts from the point of Tokyo’s death where it is upto the Professor and his gang to ensure a successful heist. The story is thrilling, gripping and cerebral. The screenplay is surely exciting and keeps you on your toes. The constant oscillation between the past and the present might be a distraction for many. But this was necessary for a layered narrative where each layer is peeled off bit by bit. The screenplay starts off a tad slowly with a fair bit if buildup in the final chapter as well. But by now you would be aware of the dynamics between characters with only a final few strings being pulled. It is post the second episode(7th overall) where the drama begins to gather steam. The twists and turns will keep you invested and even though the characters hit a dead end at times, you are aware that that one character will bail out the gang from any situation. Things begin to get really tense in the final two episodes with another interesting twist introduced. But the final act is sure to blow your mind! More so, it was the emotional thread which was maintained throughout as well as the camaraderie between the gang that touched me at the end. I finished watching the series last night and it put a smile on my face with a couple of tears of joy! Such was my attachment to the show! A brilliantly layered and cerebral screenplay!
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are sharp and endearing and some of the one liners are cerebral and they also provide lessons of life. The music is fabulous with the iconic Bella Ciao playing out one final time. The BGM is pulsating and really heightens the drama. <span;>The action sequences are extremely well designed. The director’s chair is this time shared by three prolific individuals – Jesus Colmenar, Alex Rodrigo and Koldo Serra. And the direction is indeed excellent! The storytelling technique is so fast paced that it keeps the audience glued to their screens! Simply Phenomenal!
The performances are outstanding! Pedro Alonso as Berlin is at ease in a well written extended cameo. The effortless charm that he possesses is brilliant. Alba Flores as Nairobi is pretty good. Darko Peric as Helsinki has his moments to shine! Rodrigo De La Serna as Palermo is simply prolific! I really enjoyed his performance this time around, quite energetic may I add! Esther Acebo as Stockholm and Jaime Lorente as Denver are brilliant as ever with the latter especially excellent in a few combat sequences. And the two share a sizzling chemistry. Miguel Herran as Rio is pretty good in a slightly underwritten part. Najwa Nimri as Alicia was outstanding in quite a conflicted role. I really enjoyed her part here as it was enthralling to watch. Ursula Corbero as Tokyo is heartening in a cameo. Itziar Ituno as Raquel aka Lisbon looks very pretty and does a fabulous job. And my all time favourite The Professor essayed by Alvaro Morte looks like a million bucks for starters and he does a magnificent job. The best part about his character is that he is as vulnerable as you and me, yet he finds his way to crawl out of a tight spot every single time! And that is what makes the character special! Also Thank You Professor for the ending!
The Vol 2 of the fifth season of Money Heist is a fitting end to a brilliant heist. The fact that this series is an emotion makes it an emotional farewell. But as they say all good things come to an end! And this is the end that we all deserve. Next stop ‘Berlin’ but until then ‘Bella Ciao’! Available on Netflix and Highly Highly Recommended.