Money Heist Season 5

Money Heist Season 5 Volume 1 Spoiler-Free Review: Professor & Co in Action

Recently, Netflix released the much-anticipated fifth and last season of the crime drama Money Heist. In this spoiler-free review, learn what to expect from Professor & Co in the Volume 1 of La Casa de Papel / Money Heist Season 5.

Regardless of what I conclude in this review, there’s no denying the fact that Money Heist is one of the most popular shows on Netflix. Not just in drama and action, but it offers gripping performances that keep you on the edge of your seat.

I mean it’s mind-blowing, right? Take the opening shot for example: Inspectora Alicia Sierra doing a checkmate on our beloved Professor. Okay, okay! I am not revealing what’s happening in the first volume of the fifth season. 

What’s Good

I can safely say that Money Heist Season 5 Vol. 1 has an aura that nobody can even imagine. From performances to cinematography and music, it has everything that you expect from the epic thriller. 

The final season is going to offer you something that gives a new feel to the series. It no longer is a heist thriller; it’s much more than that. 

From the fourth season, we can recall the scenes when the Spanish army was called in to put a brake on the Professor’s plan. What’s next?

There are enthralling sequences, dramatic scenes, and lots of gunshots (there are so many that you can’t even count). 

What’s Bad

Can there be anything less engaging (can’t say bad) in the Money Heist? The sad reality is, yes, there are some moments that don’t match the standards set by the series itself. 

For example, Arturo Román is irritating (although Enrique Arce has done a splendid job). 

Apart from that, the storyline of the Volume 1 of La Casa de Papel / Money Heist Season 5 goes back more than going upward. There is a lot about the past, and the sad part is that you can skip it. 

Anything else? 

Sadly, yes! Our beloved Professor hasn’t been in action for a long time. 

What To Do – Watch or Not?

I know, this shouldn’t be a question at all. You can’t dare to miss La Casa de Papel / Money Heist Season 5 Vol 1 (at least, I can say on behalf of the series’ fans). 

Although the first part of Season 5 has some quirky moments, they may turn into awesome scenes in the La Casa de Papel / Money Heist Season 5 Vol 2. 

Do watch Vol 1 and share your thoughts with us. Bella Ciao! 

Plot and Pacing

Season 5 picks up right where the previous season left off, thrusting viewers into a tense and explosive scenario. The stakes are higher than ever as the gang faces new and formidable challenges. The pacing is relentless, ensuring that there’s never a dull moment. The series continues to masterfully balance action sequences with character development, making each episode a rollercoaster of emotions.

Character Development

One of the standout features of this season is the deep dive into the characters’ backstories and motivations. The Professor, portrayed by Álvaro Morte, remains the cerebral and enigmatic leader, orchestrating the heist with his unparalleled intellect. However, this season, we get to see more layers of his vulnerability and humanity, adding depth to his character.

The rest of the ensemble cast delivers powerful performances as well. Each member of the gang is given their moment to shine, showcasing their unique skills and personal struggles. The interplay between the characters is a testament to the show’s excellent writing and the actors’ chemistry.

Action and Cinematography

“Money Heist” has always been known for its stylish and cinematic presentation, and Season 5 continues this tradition with aplomb. The action sequences are more intense and visually stunning than ever. The series makes great use of its settings, creating a sense of claustrophobia and urgency as the robbers navigate the treacherous terrain of their heist.

The cinematography is top-notch, with creative camera angles and slick editing that heighten the tension. The use of color and lighting effectively sets the mood, whether it’s the bright, chaotic scenes of action or the darker, more introspective moments.

Themes and Emotional Impact

At its core, “Money Heist” is not just about the heist itself but also about the human element. Themes of loyalty, sacrifice, and resistance against oppression are woven throughout the narrative. This season, in particular, delves into the psychological toll that the heist takes on the characters, making their struggles feel real and relatable.

The emotional stakes are higher than ever, and viewers will find themselves deeply invested in the fates of their favorite characters. The series does an excellent job of building tension and delivering gut-wrenching moments that will leave fans eagerly anticipating the next volume.