We celebrate the Peter Capaldi era by revisiting the 12th Doctor's adventures as we count down the days to his last adventure.
By Steven Moffat and
“Shut up. Everybody shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shutitty up,up, up!”
I was never a fan of movies that were centered on robbing banks like the Ocean 11 movies. Well, I take that back I did enjoy both versions of The Italian Job but never the less I was never a big fan of that type of movie. So when I saw the trailer for Time Heist I had reservations about it. But then I saw who co-wrote it with Steven Moffat and my mind was set at ease a little bit. I did like Steve Thompson’s previous work on Who and Sherlock so there’s a chance I will enjoy Time Heist.
How they end up getting to that point of the story was pretty good also. We have The Doctor, Clara, Psi and Saibra walking around the bank trying not to get detected by using their skills to break into the most dangerous bank in the universe. What makes it the most dangerous is the creature known as the Teller. The Teller can detect guilt and your plans for robbing the bank by eating your memories. When he gets through with you your mind is gone and you are a mindless heap. What was clever was that the four robbers had their memories wiped so they would not know the plan thus having no guilt and not being detected by The Teller. But when they recieved more instructions it got harder for them to keep their guilt away from The Teller and the chase was on. Have to admit it was pretty intense watching them running away from The Teller as there was no escape once he gets you in his mental grips.
Time Heist will not go down as one of the greatest stories as it does have the filler label stuck to it but it was a very entertaining story that was fun to watch and did have some moments to make you jump. I was thoroughly entertained for 50 minutes watching Time Heist and will definitely be giving it a rewatch from time to time.
Grade B +