The Ritual Suspects Essay

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“The Usual Suspects” movie, directed by Bryan Singer, in a plot twist ending, exposed to its audience that it was most ‘unusual’ suspect’, who was “the devil”. A character branded as stupid and crippled was revealed to be Keyser Soze, the character who kills his own kids and wife to show the mob who is in control. Not to mention that he also kills members of the mob and their kids, parents, and friends; burned down their houses; and the people who owed them money. He’s an immoral criminal lord but "the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist."; and that is exactly what he does in this movie. Remarkably, the entire movie is told in his perspective; the “devil” was essentially hiding in plain sight. The movie begins with a ship being set on fire by an unknown figure followed by an explosion of the ship in San Pedro, California; it is later revealed that there are only two survivors, Verbal Kint, and a Hungarian- who had to be hospitalized. The rest of the movies’ plot focuses…show more content…
In his review, he states that "To the degree that I do understand, I don't care." Further into his review, he writes “It was, however, somewhat reassuring at the end of the movie to discover that I had, after all, understood everything I was intended to understand.” The intricate plot acts as a distraction to ignore what is literally in front of the audience in the entire movie. The entire movie is told in “Verbal’s” protagonist point of view; yet he can also be regarded as the antagonist of the film since verbal is revealed to be Soze at the end of the
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