Heist movies, or more specifically the heists in the movies, are wonderful to watch. From The Thomas Crown Affair to Mission: Impossible through to the Ocean’s trilogy heists are art. The planning, the preparation, the skill, the ingenuity, the sleight of hand and the execution all combine to grab each and every viewer in joyous wonder. Most will relate to the protagonists. If it’s simple theft they’ll realise most people want more than they have - it’s human nature. If it’s to stop bad people doing bad things, then even better. Regardless of the reason why an individual job works it is unlikely even one person in the world could honestly say they have seen a cinematic heist and failed to be moved in one way or another. This was the initial expectation as Payday: The Heist installed and loaded up for the first time. Disappointment followed.