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8 Strangers, 8 points of view. 1 Truth.
The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
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I actually thought the concept of this movie was extremely interesting. It is basically like a modern day "Rashomon" but only not as good.
Now look I'm not saying this film is groundbreaking cinema but I was rather enjoying it after watching the first three retellings of the assassination but after that the film became incredibly predictable and boring to watch. But during those first three retellings I tell ya I was on the edge of my seat fully engaged in the story and wanting to see more.
For those of you who like mystery films this will sadly fall flat but for those of you who like interesting gimmicks this film will fit right up your alley.
Rating: Rent It
A very rambling and ropey plot is saved by a fresh narrative angle. Dragged out a bit too far until it gets to the point where it's all rewound over and over again and you think "oh come on," but cleverly written and well performed. This wasn't half bad, but it does get a tad silly.
Vantage Point is mmm ok: Vantage Point is a movie that takes place in Madrid. The president of the United States ( played by William Hurt) is going to give a speech in a summit but it is interrupted by an attempt on his life followed by several explosions. The film gives us five different points of views and once we see one point of view we rewind back to the beginning and see it from another point of view. We have 5 different point of views. It begins with the news producer (Sigourney Weaver), then we see it through the bodyguard (Dennis Quaid), an American tourist with a handheld camera (Forrest Whitaker), the president, and one of the terrorists.…
Generic, bland and predictable.
From all angles and perspectives.
The gimmick is the best thing about this movie, and they definitely use it to their advantage, unraveling the mystery a little at a time. The rest of the movie is OK, but not great. Most of the characters aren't given much personality or back story, which is unfortunate, because my favorite thing about multiple-viewpoint stories is getting quick glimpses into several people's lives. The final car chase scene is pretty fun, though, and it all wraps up pretty well. I wasn't blown away by it, but the gimmick kept me interested, and I moderately enjoyed it overall.
How it entered my Flickchart:
Vantage Point < The Scarlet and the Black
Vantage Point > How to Marry a Millionaire
Vantage Point > The…
A good start that turns into a mess of cliches. The clever storytelling method was the best part of this film, though it was exhausting at times seeing the same things over and over.
Mexicanos en Salamanca, ou non ter nin idea de facer unha película.
Losing something on its first rewatch. Knowing some of the key plotpoints mean the surprise effect isn't there and going over the same 23 minutes from 5 or 6 Vantage Points does mean it drags a bit as well. Kudos for trying something a little different tho.
The ultimate GET ON WITH IT type of movie. An exhausting exercise in gimmicky repetition. I was close to saying, the least they could do is keep it short. BUT THIS MOVIE US 80 MINUTES LONG AND FEELING LIKE 800!
Started off boldly and then admitted it wasn't up to the job of multiple unique perspectives by klugging together an ending.
Aiming for the Rashomon effect but, at least to my taste, not truly succeeding.
PS: Whatever happened to Forest Whitaker...
Very clever and fun to watch, fantastic editing.
Caught this at random on a Spanish TV channel. Very enjoyable, and an interesting premise.
Randomly caught this on TV while on holiday in Fuerteventura (god bless AXN, showing everything in the OV). The only issue were the bits in Spanish that obviously weren't subbed for English, but ah well. Plot twists and new angles left and right, still solid film.
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