It really is! Like one of the George Clooney Ocean’s Eleven movies.
Let me explain:
- You have heroes working to overcome an all-or-nothing challenge! (or at least that’s how it feels for the viva)
- You have unexpected moments that have to be overcome as they happen! (where in the viva not every question can be anticipated)
- You have talented protagonists with the attributes they need to succeed! (the only people taking part in the viva are highly talented candidates)
And finally you have the preparation. As much as there is satisfaction with the payoff from a heist or success in the viva, none of it would happen without the preparation. And no matter what you do to prepare for the viva, don’t forget all of the days spent doing research. They count. Those are your flashbacks. Those are the moments that add up to success.
So: the viva is a good heist movie.
Only with less casinos and criminality.