Working on it
Alec Baldwin’s character, Robert Green, has given up. The bear has been hunting he and Anthony Hopkins’ character, Charles Morse, for days. The night before, a ring of fire prevented the bear from eating the both of them. Starving and exhausted, Robert is fed up with Charles’ relentless relentlessness.
”He [the bear] is ahead of us all the time!” cries Robert.
Charles refuses to accept his defeat. He refuses to give up and decides to rally his comrade.
”Say it! I’m gonna kill the bear! Say it!”
Robert halfheartedly follows orders, but that just won’t do.
With more conviction, Robert replies. ”I’m gonna kill the bear!”
”I’M GONNA KILL THE BEAR!!!”
Earlier, Charles told Robert of a Native American tribe whose rite of passage for boys to become men, involved literally walking up to a bear and slapping it in the face. So if young boys can stand up to the bear, the two of them can too.
”WHAT ONE MAN CAN DO, ANOTHER CAN DO!!!”
Robert is no longer wavering in their course of action to fight the bear. He’s pumped.
And Charles ends the scene in the best way possible.
”Cuz today, I’m gonna kill the mother fucker…”