Oh shoot, its a shooter! Shooter’s theme is perseverance. Bobby had to be really focused and locked-in in order to have survived the movie and a prove his innocence. Shooter was set in Washington D.C at the time of a Presidential speech. The movie was also set in the Rocky mountains where Bobby lived in a remote shack. Bobby also goes around the country trying to find the people who set him up and kill them. The main character is Bobby Lee Swagger who was in the military. Other characters include Bobby’s friends wife, his old scout, and the people who set him up. The movie gives off a very dreary and unsettled mood. This creates suspense for the audience.
The setting in the movie Shooter helped develop the theme immensely. The theme of perseverance is reinforced through the setting because the setting provides obstacles that Bobby Lee Swagger must overcome. For example, in the movie, Washington D.C.’s setting of a crowded city caused swagger to hide and dodge his way out of trouble. There was cops and FBI agents everywhere and Bobby was forced to his limits to escape the city. Bobby Lee Swagger was the antagonist in the movie. He is the only main character throughout the movie. The metaphor of “we let this country be run by thugs” shows Bobby’s displeasure in the government. Also this shows what side Bobby is on in the movie. Such as, he is on the small team of him and his scout. While his competition was the US government. realistically Bobby would have no chance of escaping the drama and would probably of died. Somehow he finds a way to persevere through the hard and dreary times. In the end Bobby comes face to face with the man who set him up. This is a great scene because it shows all that Bobby overcomes to track down this man. Bobby then kills the guy and leaves the area. Which wraps up the movie and shows Bobby’s perseverance.
Bobby’s journey throughout the movie really highlighted his perseverance and willpower to survive and show his true character.