I am glad that Marge, the pregnant cop, turned out to be the hero. Throughout the movie I had suspicions that the mad man, Gaear Grimsrud, would end up killing her because, after all, he did not have a high tolerance level for any human being that stood in his way. Fortunately, her life was spared because she went against the stereotype of a very average cop that she had portrayed throughout the film, by shooting Gaear in the leg, which rendered him unable to escape cuffs.
Unlike most shooting scenes, this depictions was more casual. Suspense was created as the music grew eerie while she walked through the lightly wooded area to find Gaear shoving his partner in crime through a wood chipper, however, when the shots were fired, Marge did not seem to think much of the event. She steadied her hands and pulled back the trigger with a very realist attitude. The camera angles played a large part in reducing the shock of the shooting while still managing to provide Marge with enough authority to justify the bullets. Specifically, when she has already fired the bullets and is walking toward Gaear Grimsrud, the camera is farther away but it has to aim slightly upward in order to capture her step down the embankment. During the scene, the camera rests at a low angle to increases her size to grant her more authority than a shot taken eye level to convey equality, or a shot from a high vantage point to make her look unintimidating.
Yes, Fargo was an odd movie and yes, the accents were a bit much, but all in all, the film served its purpose via wise camera angles combined with a thoughtful script that successfully with human emotions of all sorts.