Hummel’s choice to fireside a missile when the deadline has handed surprises us as a result of that is not who he’s. Mason even tells Dr. Goodspeed that Hummel will not. “He is a soldier, not a assassin.” Hummel is by some means pressured into it by his over-eager males, however he nonetheless offers the order. Our disappointment turns to thrill when Hummel sneakily diverts the missile into the ocean. He is a flawed man, however he is not a killer.
2. The Rock
Within the American psyche, few locations encourage the horrible awe of Alcatraz. It is each a haunted home and a grim Siberian jail, surrounded by icy, shark-infested waters. The rock does a terrific job of evoking the mystique of the island, each obliquely because the Navy Seals traverse the underbelly of the island, and extra straight because the Park Ranger tells a number of the jail’s historical past, making place himself an vital character within the movie.
3. The Nice Escape
Mason’s introduction is without doubt one of the greatest components of the film. In a considerably muffled voice, the FBI plans to carry Mason to assist him. That is clearly a matter of final resort. The setup gives the look that Mason is a harmful killer, and though he is that, the reality is a bit more nuanced. We’re due to this fact naturally cautious of him, even when on the identical time charmed by Connery’s brogue.
Later, whereas singing moderately poorly within the bathe, Mason plots his fellow man in a protracted collection of escapes. He orders sufficient room service to bury the FBI brokers in bagels and slips the bathe clothesline up his sleeve. Connery finally ends up utilizing the clothesline as a noose, swinging the deceitful FBI Deputy Director off the balcony by his wrist. Dr. Goodspeed is pressured to save lots of the director, letting Mason escape.
4. John Mason Particular Task
After a protracted automobile chase that destroys at the very least 100 automobiles and a wagon, Mason escapes from the feds. Dr. Goodspeed discovers Mason has a daughter in San Francisco and watches from a discreet distance as Mason tries to reconnect with a lady he hasn’t seen since she was 10 years previous. The assembly is interrupted by sirens. Mason painfully admits that they’re coming for him.
Earlier than the Feds can take the handcuffed Mason away, Goodspeed intercedes, telling Mason’s daughter that he’s working with them. It is a good gesture in direction of a person who simply destroyed half the town and, so far as Goodspeed is aware of, is a harmful killer. Every other FBI agent would have knocked Mason to the bottom and handcuffed him, however Goodspeed is a compassionate man. It price him nothing to grant Mason this small kindness. The seeds of the eventual friendship between the 2 males have been first planted right here.