As repetitive as this is, it does keep things moving along nicely. We get this story through the eyes of a variety of characters and by the end of the film know exactly what happened. The film tells everyone view in about 15 minutes or less, then rewinds to noon every time and then goes to another character. It could have been a new and innovative way of seeing things, but instead we literally see the events rewind and the clock strike noon 8 times. We may be on the brink of a historic agreement between Western and Arab. We get a quick back story on Quaid and know he 'took a bullet' for the president sometime ago and now he's back and that Whitaker has a family back in the States, but other then that we never get to know any of these characters or any explanation for their actions. The fifth vantage point begins as President Ashton, having been informed of a credible assassination threat, has returned to his hotel room with his aides while his proceeds to the gathering in the plaza.
Shots ring out and the President falls; a few minutes later, we hear a distant explosion, then a bomb goes off in the square. But once the third act of the film kicks into gear, everybody stopped complaining. Those minutes are retold, several times, emphasizing different characters' actions. The man Enrique saw embracing Veronica is revealed to be sharpshooter Javier, whose brother is being held hostage to ensure Javier's cooperation with the terrorists. Shots ring out and the President falls; a few minutes later, we hear a distant explosion, then a bomb goes off in the square.
Taylor pursues a lead to a potential assassin. This is a Multi user blogging Website so direct complaint for any content will not be acceptable. Stylistically, this laying out of the facts then speedily going back over them in reverse seems initially intriguing, but it gets old after about the fifth time. Barnes then views an image on one of the camera's live feeds that startles him and prompts him to run out. Sometimes you're not really seeing something new, just the same old thing in a new way that doesn't really bring more insight into the plot. Also one of the vehicles takes a beating, yet keeps on ticking. Lewis sees Anna who had earlier become separated from her mother, trying to cross a busy intersection.
We get this story through the eyes of a variety of characters and by the end of the film know exactly what happened. You're doing these sequences over and over and over again. There was one real groaner of a plot twist that you'd have to be an idiot not to see, but it goes by so fast that it doesn't really matter. The terrorists are entirely new faces, which is no real surprise. The film stops and rewinds back to 20 minutes before the event for each character. The result is a cool action flick with some clever storytelling that sort of fizzles in the end. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
He gets shot and then a bomb goes off killing many people. Originally scheduled for a 2007 release by Sony, the film began principal photography on June 18, 2006 in. Shots ring out and the President falls; a few minutes later, we hear a distant explosion, then a bomb goes off in the square. Since we know what happens, we sit there waiting for these things to happen every time. He shoots Suarez dead and rescues the president.
This comes as little surprise, since director Pete Travis and Bourne series director Paul Greengrass have worked together in the past. That said, it's not the plot that thickens — it's the pulp. It's just arbitrary, a gimmick. The cast is a solid mix of familiar and old faces. Was deviating from the concept in order to please viewers and keep the film short the best course of action? It's just good storytelling, nothing unique.
This movie is based on Action,Crime,Drama,Mystery,Thriller,. It feels as if the film is trying to be to smart for it's own good. Vantage Point also explores kidnapping, assassination and terrorism. Because of the complex twists and turns of the plot and characters I will be brief, very brief actually, on the plot. In the third vantage point, Enrique, a Spanish police officer assigned to protecting the mayor of Salamanca, sees his girlfriend Veronica, being embraced by a stranger and overhears them speaking about meeting under an overpass.
An explosion outside the plaza soon follows. You see them go around the corner and what really happened, from what they said. Later, Lewis notices Barnes looking at the curtain fluttering in the window of a nearby building, and captures the footage with his camcorder. Vantage Point: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Released 26 February 2008 Length 41: 30 Varèse Sarabande Vantage Point: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack No. The premise of this film makes a refreshing change from the ordinary style of mainstream movies. President Henry Ashton attends a political summit in , , to promote an international treaty. Vantage Point's is Rashomon for today's audience, minus the talent and brilliance.
Gradually, we discover who's behind the plot. The editing must be commended in this film as it blends all the points of views so sophisticatedly you cannot help being engrossed, and the star-studded cast includes Dennis Quaid, Mathew Fox, Forest Whitaker, William Hurt, and Sigourney Weaver simply adds to everything. A lot of the audience in the screening I was at got frustrated by the repeated sections, obviously having no attention span. Barnes notices a curtain fluttering in the window of a nearby building that was allegedly vacated. This subplot could have easily been taken out of the story and nothing would have changed. The President of the United States is in Salamanca, Spain, about to address the city in a public square.