Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Diamonds: Recap, Part 2

Part 1 directly below this post.
London: Diamond Model is being interviewed about Denmont Diamonds. When she is asked about the blood diamond trade she tells the interviewer that Denmont only engages in fair trade practices as she has been told.

Congo: Senator Mom is at the diamond mine where Sarah was killed. She is very upset.

Sierra Leone: Boy Soldier and Camera Boy are crossing back into Sierra Leone. They shelter overnight in a broken down old house. The next morning they are caught by rebels who plan to take them to their camp. A group of border soldiers open fire on the rebels and the boys run away.

Canada: Actual Dyson is shooting at blocks of snow. It looks fun. Steph asks him to take her out in the helicopter to do some geophysics stuff my Brother-in-Law would probably understand far better than I do.
They fly over the setup of the opposing digging team  - owned by Denmont. I'd be shocked by this development if I'd never watched TV or a movie before. Actual Dyson is bitching about not wanting to be there. The chopper is shot at and has to land.
The Denmont people claim it wasn't them shooting at the chopper, and they won't help Actual Dyson and Steph get it fixed. They will feed them until they can find a way out though. Luckily they're not quite evil enough to poison their food.

Evil Demont joins Steph and Actual Dyson for dinner, and Steph (rather stupidly in my opinion) starts telling Evil Denmont where she thinks the diamond depositories are. Actual Dyson tells her to shut up. Good call Actual Dyson! Evil claims he wants to help them.

Probably Johannesburg: Another boring meeting with Denmont executives that I will not be going into detail about.

London: Evil Denmont (who must be racking up a shitload of frequent flyer points), is in bed with Diamond Model. I care nothing for this romantic subplot unless it truns out Diamond Model is a secret agent collecting info. It probably won't.

Congo: Senator Mom chats on the phone with her husband. He thinks she is endangering her politcal career. I start to wonder if he's actually just an aide since I'd think a man would be more supportive of his wife's decision to go after her daughter's murderers. After hanging up she heads to the bar and meets with Tape Guy. While they are talking he is escorted from the premises by three big security men. The next time we see him, he is badly beaten and being manhandled out of a car. He is shot in the head. Two mysterious men in another car watch while the shooter leaves the body and drives away.

Johannesburg: Daddy Denmont meets with Evil Denmont, who wants Evan (Evil's younger brother/guy having engagement party way back near the start of part 1), to join the business. Daddy tells Evil that the Russians think Evil is behind the slaughter at the Russian-owned mine in Angola. Evil is dismissive of these claims. Daddy makes it clear to Evil that he will fight to regain control of the company.

Canada: Steph and Denver chat about Evil Denmont saying he wants to help them. Lou will not be happy.  Steph shows Lou where she thinks the diamond deposits are - deep in the ground under a frozen lake. They argue about drilling there, she pulls rank and then threatens to go to Denmont. (Oh noes! Don't be stupid Steph!)

Sierra Leone: Boy Soldier is trying to sell his diamonds to a pawn shop owner. Not happy with the price he's offered he leaves.

London: It has been leaked to the press that Denmont buys blood diamonds. Evil Denmont has been set up by Daddy Denmont. Denmont board members are upset and have a very boring meeting about it.

Congo: Senator Mom is told the guy responsible for the massacre at the Russian owned mine is the guy who arranged Sarah's murder and that it was done on order from the Denmonts.

London: Diamond Model goes to see her activist ex-boyfriend who tells her the Denmont company is evil. She defends them, but it has got her thinking.

Evil Denmont is having a rough diamond cut to go in a ring.

Canada: Steph's team is drilling through the ice into the lakebed. They let her know that the ice is starting to weaken. She tells them to drill deeper even though the ice is softening. I worry they will all fall through and drown/freeze to death.

London: Evil Denmont tries to convince Diamond Model they aren't evil and it's not their fault if the occasional unsanctioned diamond ends up in their possesion. She seems to believe him. He gives her a diamond ring.

Sierra Leone: Boy Soldier and Camera Boy hide out in Boy Soldier's aunt's house. Later they try to sell the diamonds to people outside a diamond exchange but are spotted by the rebel soldier who sent Boy Soldier on his mission. He takes both boys back to his camp.

Congo: Senator Mom calls Daddy Denmont to ask about the man who arranged Sarah's murder. He points out that is no longer the head of the company, but that he will look into it.

Johannesburg: Daddy Denmont's intelligence man confirms that Evil Denmont was behind Sarah's murder.

London: Denmont press conference trying to downplay all the bad press.

Canada: Actual Dyson snowmobiles out to the ice rig to talk to Steph and Denver. Steph is worried they may not find any diamonds. I'm still worried they may all drown.

Sierra Leone: Boy Soldier's boss is going to cut off one of his hands as punishment for stealing from Mohammed. Boy Soldier stops him by promising to take him to more diamonds.

London: Daddy Denmont goes to see Diamond Model. He gives her proof that Evil Denmont is evil.

Canada: Denver and Actual Dyson head up to their old dig site, which is where Lou wants them to be. Steph lets one of the other team members (I'll be calling him Guy)know that she's starting to think there's nothing under lake.

Sierra Leone: After Boy Soldier takes his boss to the diamonds, Boss tries to shoot him. He misses. Boy Soldier and Camera Boy run. After almost being caught Boy Soldier kills his boss and takes his diamonds back.

London: People are protesting the opening of a Denmont diamond store. Evil Denmont is informed that Diamond Model hasn't arrived and goes to find her. He ends up in a confrontation with Daddy Denmont who is planning to sue him for all his misdeeds.

Congo: Senator Mom is giving a press conference about Sarah's killer. The Congolese President is there claiming he wants an honest and open investigation into the murder. We know he's lying.

Canada: Steph and Guy snowmobile out to the ice rig. The team has found diamonds out there. Lou is pleased, and he bonds with Steph. They notice Denver is missing. Steph, Actual Dyson and Guy go looking for him. He's lying in the snow too frozen to move. They get him back to his tent, warm him up and determine he'll be fine. Lame dick joke from Guy. Steph's really upset that she forgot one of her team and he could have ended up dead.

**********I'm breaking up this sad moment with a joke*****************
A man takes his broken down snowmobile to a mechanic.
The mechanic says "looks like you've blown a seal"
Man says "nah, that's just frost on my mustache".

London: Evil Denmont won't answer phone calls from his lackies. He drives past the diamond store with all the protesters, but he doesn't go in.

Canada: The team pack up and say goodbye to each other. Denver has frost in his mustache which makes me laugh to myself, because I decided to tell that joke before I saw this scene. Hah.
We get a really pretty shot of sun shining through the clouds over snowy rocks.
Ohhh pretty.

USA: Senator Mom and Steph visit Sarah's grave. Steph leaves a cylinder containing a diamond sample on the grave. (It will probably get stolen). Senator Mom tells Steph not to feel guilty about anything because Sarah's death is not her fault, and she's glad Sarah was with Steph. They hug. Awww.

Sierra Leone: Soldier Boy and Camera Boy make their way to Sierra Leone Freedom School. They offer the diamonds to the priest in charge. He won't take them, and invites the boys into the school. They join a soccor game with the other students. Happy ending for them.

End of movie.


Jayne said...

Loved your review, it was perfect!

no-one said...

Thank you.

River said...

I'm impressed, it would take me probably three and a half weeks to type out something this long!