Ambulance, Michael Bay’s newest action-thriller, is exactly what one would anticipate from a Michael Bay movie: a plot with excessive drama, heightened crises and resolutions, fatal explosions, and overhead swooping camera angles. This time, the plot concerns two brothers named Will and Danny who attempt a challenging bank heist that is foiled by the authorities. As a result, they are forced to take hostage an ambulance containing a patient and an EMT. Despite needlessly running on for more than 130 minutes, and putting aside the typical criticisms of a Bay movie, this one does seem to have its moments and rhythm, and is not too bad for light, mindless action entertainment.
Ambulance Plot Summary
Would Sharp, a distinguished US army veteran, struggles financially since no medical insurance provider will cover the cost of the experimental surgery he needs to treat his wife’s cancer. Will promises his wife to stay out of trouble and hunt for an honest job. The pair also has a little son. But he quickly gets in touch with Danny, his adoptive brother, who leads a glamorous life and runs a posh garage in uptown Los Angeles. However, Danny is a major felon who runs this operation, continuing the criminal legacy of his father, a notorious bank robber. Will requests a loan of 231,000 dollars, but his brother instead offers him a significantly larger portion of the money from the upcoming 32 million dollar bank heist in exchange for joining the team. Will at first fiercely refuses and also tries to stop Danny from getting into such enormous trouble, but soon he is persuaded to join the group by thoughts of his sick wife and young boy.
Cam Thompson, an emergency medical technician who is reputed to be the greatest in all of Los Angeles, finds it difficult to assist Scott, a new hire, on his first day of work. Cam courageously helps a young girl impaled by iron fences as she is evacuated from the car as they boldly drive their ambulance towards a dangerous car accident scene. Cam tells her partner in a casual manner that she truly doesn’t care what happens to the young girl when she is transported to the hospital, despite having to deal with so much emotion as part of her profession. Conversely, although Zach informs his colleague about his interest in a bank teller, police officers Mark and Zach converse about their personal lives while Mark drives Zach to the bank and counsels him to approach the teller. They are unaware that Danny and his group are robbing the exact same bank at the same moment, and they are also unaware that the LAPD’s Special Investigation Section has been keeping an eye on Danny and is waiting nearby the bank to respond to any emergencies.
Danny pretends to be the bank manager and lets Zach in when he enters, but the officer quickly knows what’s going on when he sees that Danny doesn’t know the names of his staff. But it’s too late; Danny has already planned for this, and he kidnaps Zach. Soon after Mark becomes aware of what is happening inside, a shootout breaks out. All of Danny’s gang members save for him and Will are killed in a protracted shootout that starts when SIS and other LAPD officers arrive on the site. The former soldier tries to stop his brother’s plans when Zach tries to attack Danny since he does not want such a slaughter as a result of their activities. Will accidentally shoots Zach in the leg out of instinct and defence, but he quickly regrets it. Zach is taken inside the ambulance by Cam and Scott as they respond to the emergency. The two brothers stop the van, throw Scott out, and then pretend to be medical professionals as they drive the vehicle away from the scene.
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What Is Danny And Will s Plan Of Escape?
The police eventually figure out the ruse as Danny and Will pass through checkpoints in the ambulance, and SIS Captain Monroe orders his team to locate the ambulance with the use of police helicopters stationed in the skies while also promising Mark to return his partner to safety. The police follow the ambulance throughout town, but refrain from attacking it since there are hostages inside. This leads to a lengthy cat-and-mouse pursuit between the robbers and the police. Will quickly agrees to help by giving blood, while Cam continues to render medical care to the hurt police officer. Over time, though, she comes to the conclusion that Zach has been losing much too much blood, and the only way to rescue him would be to operate on him and extract the bullets from inside of him. Although she recognises that she is not a doctor, Danny is unwilling to listen because the seasoned criminal knows by this point that keeping their hostage policeman alive is their only chance of escaping trouble. If Zach had not been alive, the police would have approached the situation considerably more forcefully. Through a video conversation, Danny links Cam to a surgeon (her ex-boyfriend), who then links her to trauma surgeons. Will helps her as she pulls the bullets from Zach’s body and manages to prevent complications after his spleen ruptures. Will has medical skills from his time in the army. There have been times over this entire period when Danny has wanted to get rid of the EMT, but Will’s steadfast commitment to keeping her safe has kept him at bay.
When an FBI special agent named Anson Clark arrives on the scene, he tells Captain Monroe that he once personally knew Danny. Danny was one of his classmates while he was pursuing his doctorate in criminology years ago. His criminal mastermind father had sent him there to gain an understanding of how police agencies and FBI agents operate. Anson uses radio transmission to get in touch with Danny inside the ambulance, but the latter is too shrewd to agree to anything and makes it obvious that they won’t stop the vehicle as long as the pursuit is ongoing. Danny dials up Papi, the boss of a gang that his father was closely associated with, and offers him 8 million dollars from the theft in exchange for his assistance in evading the law. Papi concurs, and the two come up with a plan in which Will and Danny would drive their ambulance to a specific location below a bridge near the Los Angeles River, where Papi’s team would be waiting with reinforcements. Danny’s idea is to mislead the police by having several ambulances leave the area at once since the area also serves as a parking lot for off-duty ambulance trucks. They carry out their plan and, after escaping a dangerous police chase, arrive at their destination. The genuine ambulance, which has since been painted green with spray paint, then drives away from any potential trouble as the thieves release ambulance vehicles as a ruse. In addition, Papi’s gang outfits one van with explosives and drives it into a police roadblock before using a remote-controlled automobile to open fire on the officers, killing Captain Monroe.
Will instructs Cam to remain in the van while Danny and Will enter Papi’s covert warehouse to watch after Zach, who has by this point regained consciousness. The brothers then deliver a bag containing eight million dollars to Papi during their meeting. However, when the mob boss learns that a police officer and an EMT are in his covert location, he is adamantly opposed to letting them leave. Will, on the other hand, is determined to save Zach and Cam even if it means going up against Papi’s group because he does not want either of them to perish. When Danny becomes aware that his brother could be in danger, Will is cleverly led to a gunfight, where he kills all of Papi’s men as well as the mafia boss himself. As they descend to the ground floor of the van, where Cam has now armed herself with a police weapon that Zach discovered hidden beneath his knee, gunfire breaks out. At this time, Will unexpectedly opens the van’s rear door while yelling Cam’s name; as a result, Cam is startled and shoots Will in the chest in a subsequent moment of defensiveness. Even though Cam is incredibly regretful, she chooses to keep the fact that she shot Will at Danny a secret because she knows that Danny would kill her right away if he found out.
Ambulance Ending Explained: Why Did Will Shoot Danny?
Cam is now giving Will urgent care as Danny hurriedly steers the ambulance in the direction of a hospital. Anson continues to attempt to control the situation as the cops once more follow them as they now go on open roadways. Finally stopping inside the hospital grounds, the ambulance vehicle is immediately surrounded on all sides by police cars and trucks. Will is obviously dying very quickly, so Danny walks to the rear to try to come up with a way to save his brother from death. While there, he finds Zack’s gun and starts to think that the police officer shot Will. Cam instantly steps in to stop him and confesses to accidentally shooting Will while being kept captive by Danny. The man, who is furious over the circumstance and knows he will be killed otherwise, makes a public promise to kill Cam outdoors in front of everyone. But when Danny unlocks the van’s door, a struggling Will shoots him in the back. By this point, Will has realised that the only way to halt more murder is to kill his brother. Police tie the injured man and leave him on the ground while they treat to Zach and Cam. Danny collapses dead to the ground as Will sobs in pain and sadness. Against Anson’s advice, Cam bravely rushes to Will in an effort to save him and persuades the police to take the man inside the hospital. She then approaches Will’s wife and son in the crowd after spotting them there. She supports the woman as she apologies for her husband’s behaviour with tears in her eyes, and then, as Will had instructed her to do, she slips a sizable sum of cash into the baby’s carrying cot. Even though he is still in police custody, Will is seen to be recuperating by the time the story is completed, and officer Zach acknowledges that Will had saved his life. Cam doesn’t waste any more time and goes to visit the little girl in her hospital ward after learning about the youngster she earlier saved from the accident scene.
Will had actually never intended to get involved in any of these violent and illegal activities, but his brother’s tenacity and his position of helplessness forced him to. Although he was implicated, he did not want any more people to die, and he continuously guarded Zach and Cam from his brother’s crazy plots to kill them. When Cam finally understands his predicament, he is able to approach her for assistance in giving his wife the much-needed cash. Since the two have a long history of getting along dating back to their early years, Will does not particularly dislike his temperamental brother Danny, but in the end he realises that more innocent lives will be lost if he does not intervene. Though it may be argued that he should have done so much earlier in the plot, he ultimately commits the tough act of shooting his brother.