Banks? Really?

TMQ is on a tear this week about movie depictions of bank robberies, specifically the new hit The Town. Typical bank robberies don’t even involved weapons, apparently.

TMQ is right, but here is my question: who robs a bank, anyway? Bank robbing is so 1930’s. Banks don’t have any money — as we just found out with the bailout — except for exploding dye tablets. If you really want to make money as a crook, get involved with high finance or government.

But then again, that rarely involves shoot-outs.

Update: More here. Affleck says they interviewed real bank robbers to make the story more realistic. I wonder if it they understood that the criminal might be exaggerating their own exploits?