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Shooter (2007) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Rhona Mitra

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A disillusioned sniper is asked to work for the government again only to be made the fall-guy for a political conspiracy. Bobby Lee is a sniper who has turned his back on the U.S. government after they abandoned him and his partner Donny in a mission in Ethiopia. Donny was killed and Bobby was left to fend for himself since the military wanted to disavow any evidence that they were in the country. Bobby now lives in the woods, when one day, top government officials arrive offering him another chance to serve his country. Col. Johnson, accompanied by Payne, a handicapped man named Sandor, and Dobbler explain that the President will be traveling to three cities and there is an assassination threat on him. Johnson wants Bobby to assess the venues and to speculate where the shooter will make a move. Bobby agrees, but is still suspicious, so he takes a picture of the men's license plate. On the day of the Presidential appearance, Bobby is there with the three men. The archbishop of Ethiopia takes the stage and is shot in the head. Bobby is then shot by an armed man near him, is injured, but escapes. He runs into FBI agent Memphis and tells him that he is being framed. He steals a car and is now on the run. After a wild chase, he lays low and gathers supplies for his injuries. He drives to Tennessee, to Donny's wife Sarah. She helps take the bullets out and Bobby recuperates. Meanwhile, Memphis is bothered with the inconsistent evidence, and starts snooping around on his own. He confides in another agent Galindo, who isn't convinced. Bobby wants to take down those who framed him, and has Sarah meet with Memphis, passing along the license plate pictures. When Memphis tries to log into high-level files, Johnson is alerted. Memphis is then abducted and tied up, but Bobby shoots the men and gets him out of there. They drive to meet another sniper who may know information about the shooter's identity. The description of the killer matches Sandor. They go back to Sarah's house and rig it up with booby traps and explosives. Payne and his men arrive, and capture Sarah. Bobby confronts Sandor who spills everything. Bobby is the fall-guy and the op was approved by a Senator Meachum. Sandor kills himself. Memphis and Bobby leave the cabin after killing many men and blowing the place up. Bobby then sets a meeting with Johnson who has Sarah. In the exchange, Memphis pretends to be Bobby, and is shot by snipers. Memphis is wearing a vest and is fine. However, Bobby is in the sidelines and takes out the shooters, as well as Payne's arm. Sarah grabs the gun and shoots Payne. They confront Johnson and Meachum and wait until the FBI arrive. In the hearing looking into Bobby's innocence, Bobby proves that his rifle couldn't have been the murder weapon since he disarmed it. He is proven innocent, but Johnson is scott-free. Months later, when Meachum, Johnson, and Dobbler are all together in a cabin, Bobby shoots them one by one, and blows up the house to finally get his revenge.
Best part of story, including ending: Because Bobby is facing such strong opponents, it is thrilling to watch what he plans to do with them with little means.

Best scene in story: The cabin scene at Sarah's was exciting, as Bobby took the men out either by hand-to-hand assault or by shooting.

Opinion about the main character: Bobby is fearless, and he is an enemy not to be messed-around with, specially since he already has a grievance against these guys in the past.

The review of this Movie prepared by Tina Medina a Level 30 Banded Kingfisher scholar





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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 50%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Spying & Terrorists    -   Yes Cloak & Dagger Plotlets:    -   finding an assassin The terrorist enemy is...    -   CIA/US Government

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gory visuals of deaths and torture Kind of violence:    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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