Ok, let me get deep into this.
In this movie, the world works very differently, so it's almost impossible to understand why something happened the way it did.
The same problem is reflected in the motivation of the characters. I could never understand why they do the things they do. Even though almost all of the details in the film were served up in long, boring monologues, many things still remained unclear. A group of supposed "misfits" who dress like Fortnite characters play roles from Deadpool while taking it way too seriously. If the main character was more or less comprehensible, and by the end of the movie even somewhat matured, got stronger and changed, all the others were not really characters at all.
The main character, having no prior practice, easily opens all locks without the use of additional tools in a limited time. His motivation is supposedly loneliness and an attempt to find friends who are just as weird as he is, that's ok.
His crush is a rich, beautiful and successful woman who had her heart broken and she realized that she enjoys stealing other people's things, okay, that makes more or less sense too.
The hacker teen is a computer genius, and yet she dresses and acts like she just learned how to use Instagram. 90% of her motivation is money, but at the very end her brother, for whom she is supposedly doing all this, jumps out of nowhere. And it seems like everybody besides the viewer knows this.
The Cage man is a satirized version of a man-baby with serious issues accumulated through his childhood. His motivation is his manliness and money, but the last one again vanishes in the end.
As for the driver-guy, eating is his only identity.
And here comes the weirdest part. With that kind of implausible capability and talent set, I'm not sure they need the whole safe-cracking thing at all. They could make money in other ways, and it's not like they have a bad life at all. If they were all motivated by the crush, what did she offer them? Why did they become a team so easily, why do they even need a team if they're doing so well as it is? I have no idea.
There was never a team dynamic between them as well. I don't know how many times I thought about the Oceans series while watching this. Just imagining how cool it would be if they would actually interact if they were connected in any way.
So at this point, I cannot buy the existence of these characters and the things they do in such a comedic world.
Then comes the dialogue. It was either boring or annoying explanations. Many times the characters politely ask each other to explain things bluntly because this is how people work.
The acting in this film hurt me mentally. Sebastian's (Ludwig's) awkwardness and screaming got old very fast. The GoT girl who played the crush acted like she had zero interest in what was going on. With the manliest man being always angry, everyone else didn't do a great job either.
I intentionally avoided the Interpol guy because I'm trying to block off the memories about his scenes. The Interpol woman had her nametag shown but she wasn't involved in the story at all. I wanted to mention that Interpol doesn't work like they've shown it in the film, but in a world, they've created - everything is possible. The funniest part about this guy was that he suddenly got very serious in the end.
On the producing side of the film, it's way too long, for one thing, follows a very basic structure of heist scene - long talks and nonsensical decisions - heist scene - ... And since all the safe-cracking scenes are the same, it does get boring quite fast.
The overall look of the production and the involvement of Hans Zimmer were the only two redeeming qualities since the film did look and sound beautiful. Even the weak dramatic scenes triggered half an emotion inside me because of the score. The absence of Zack Snyder as a DoP saved my eyes from bleeding bokeh though.
The comedic element of the film made me feel like I am lying dead in my grave. Although I chuckled once at the end when Ludwig tried to hit the manliest man.
To sum it up, I thought Army of the Dead wasn't great. Ludwig's character was the best part of it because he worked within the group. As for the Army of Thieves, I don't know why it was made. It's so random, unfunny, long, and tedious. It tires to be Deadpool, Ocean's Eleven, Shaun of the Dead, but ends up just a random mess of well-produced things. As I think about it, even the title doesn't make sense.