According to his firsthand experience, an experienced bank robber finds the grand heist sequence in the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight unbelievable.
Former bank robber Cain Vincent Dyer deems the spectacular robbery sequence in the 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight implausible.
The Dark Knight, directed by Christopher Nolan, is regarded as the pinnacle of superhero films, and its opening sequence is inscribed in cinema’s hall of fame.
The Epic Opening Sequence
One of the most spectacular robbery scenes of the century is the opening scene, in which Heath Ledger’s Joker observes a bleak, savage bank heist.
Throughout the heist, the Joker enlisted the help of all the bank robbers, telling them to kill each other in secret so that he may steal the entire haul.
The Dark Knight’s opening sequence would be a classic even if it wasn’t part of a picture and was released as a five-minute standalone clip.
This bank heist would make for an interesting crime short with plenty of twists and turns even if there were no ties to Batman. It also has a fantastic beginning, middle, and conclusion.
Despite being a definitive Batman film, the film’s opening scene does not show Batman. The Joker and his gang successfully loot a bank, leaving the protagonist helpless.
The sequence concludes with one of the best villain entrances ever. The final joker takes off his disguise and reveals himself to be The Joker!
The Scene Is Impossible, According to a Former Robber
Former heist expert Vincent Dyer examines eleven bank robbery sequences from popular TV series and movies in a recent YouTube video released by Insider on April 27, 2021. The amazing heist sequence in The Dark Knight is one of them.
Even if the sequence is one of the most spectacular heists ever attempted, the expert robber is skeptical. It is unreasonable and unattainable, according to Vincent Dyer.
“We have to bear in mind that everything about this movie is supposed to be over the top,” he said. He claimed that ordinary individuals, except the US military, could not break the large vault depicted in the film.
However, he added that during rush hours, certain complicated safe locks in banks are left open so that personnel can access them.
The former robber also stated that if he came across a vault like the one depicted in the film, he would pass until he discovered a manual detailing the safe’s opening hours.
It would have taken him a long time to break into it, based on his previous experience. He went on to say, “That’s not a three- or four-minute deal.”
Following a scene in which a bank employee shoots shots at the thieves, Vincent Dyer stated that banks do not carry weapons unless they are armed security guards.
In the end, Vincent Dyer gave the scene a reality rating of one out of ten.
Vincent Dyer was a member of the United States Marine Corps. He turned to bank robbery after a Mexican cartel threatened his family. He was dubbed the ‘Kangaroo Bandit’ after being seen on CCTV putting cash into a bag worn over his face.
He claims to have robbed over 100 banks in California between 1999 and 2001. He finally turned himself in after pleading guilty to six robberies and serving nine years in prison.
He is now a life coach and motivational speaker who helps recently released convicts reintegrate back into society. He is also a co-founder of two production companies.