Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist Review
This is a very odd thing for me to cover, I typically don't take the time to watch documentaries yet I was sent this and thought I'd give it a try. What I found was a surprisingly interesting, bizarre and well done documentary about this "pizza bomber heist" event. The limited series is presented with four episodes that each help to break down what exactly happened. It's very much a progression setup as things get revealed to the viewer.
I had no context or idea of what this was going into it, so in honesty it would have been nice to get a minute or so setup type clip to get things going. It was great have surprises along the way, but context for similar viewers looking to watch this would find it helpful so they don't leave right away. With things being revealed naturally throughout we see a build-up similar to what anyone watching this event live would have seen which was nice.
It was strangely fascinating, I originally just had the first two episodes and rushed to ask for more of this. I really wanted to know what happened and it was interesting. The initial three episodes are particularly strong in what they showcase and how they present it. The final episode didn't quite deliver what I was hoping, but that might have just been too easily setup by what came before it. Documentary wise it was well edited being clean as the type of footage could be and it looked good. The extra coverage of getting details on the event were fairly well documented and exciting to see. It's a very different type of situation, and again bizarre. I won't spoil any narrative aspects.
Evil Genius is a well put together documentary that covers a very distinct event in a way that displays the content properly while being fascinating at the same time. I felt the fourth episode dipped a bit, but that perhaps is just due to how the actual resolution is for this very bizarre case. The characters involved are weird, the whole situation is crazy and it was very exciting to see how it all plays out. The editing was solid, really put things together and enough visual enhancements were used to make sure the viewer is able to track what's going on the entire time. The exclusives for revealing things were good and it came together in a way that's sure to be an easy quick watch. You'll be rather surprised by it I would imagine.
Evil Genius: The True Story of America’s Most Diabolical Bank Heist Review at Home with Streamed Viewing
Screening was Provided by Netflix
Rating Overall: 6.8