Lucas is Bored wrote:
Yeah, the scene was mostly about challenging your preconceptions by having the frightening criminal be the one who makes the clear moral choice, so in that sense I can see how people might find it a bit preachy and unrealistic, but I still liked it.
I think I would have bought that scene more if the reason behind the prisoners tossing the detonator was because enough of them spoke up with concerns that their innocent families and wives and children might be on the other boat.
That not only would have made more sense, but it would have shown JUST as powerfully that these guys still had a core sense of decency and humanity to them.
Instead of just doing it because they had a sudden change of heart or the big black guy guilted them into it.