Why doesn't Vincent kill Annie first?

Why doesn't Vincent kill Annie first? - Top view of slogan Stop Killing Us on surface of square blackboard on black background

On rewatch, a friend noticed that Max picks up Vincent right as he drops off Annie - which is to say Vincent was already at the location for the first of his targets.

Why does he save her for last instead of killing her first?

And even if there's a reason for that, why does he go to her building first?


Best Answer

He was likely researching the location she would be at. Note how he basically tests the key card he needs to enter then building and then leaves. He also cannot kill her there and then, it would be too much in the open. It would also trigger a much larger police action, unlike when he first kills a number of underworld-related characters.


Of course, from a story point of view, it happened like that so there would be a surprise later on in the movie when it turns out that his final target is the woman we met early on in the movie.




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Why does Vincent save Max?

TL/DR: Vincent wanted Max to shoot him in an attempt to liberate him psychologically. As well possibly because he likes Max and doesn't want to kill him. By allowing Max to kill him he sees that he has done something good for him given the consequences.

How did Max kill Vincent in collateral?

Because Vincent is stuck in his routine, which was actually against everything he had been preaching to Max, Max was able to find him and save Annie just in time. Max shoots him in the ear, the blow knocking Vincent down.

Did Vincent kill Max Reddit?

That blew me away. He encourages Max to live life to the fullest even though he knew he was going to kill Max at the end of the night. It showed Vincent is not just a sociopath, but he's also willing to go to whatever extent imaginable to complete the job.






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