Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Vantage Point

As the movie title suggests, vantage means a point that is likely to provide superiority or advantage. This movie shows a variety of different point of views and perspectives of different people that are involved in an unfortunate incident that occurred in Spain.

The film takes place in Salamanca where the President of the United States was shot during an anti-terrorism campaign. The film loops back to the 20 minute period where the assassination took place with a different point of view from a different individual.

This movie feels as though we're given pieces of puzzles to put together a picture and eventually unfolding the truth. It was quite interesting considering the amount of perspectives the movie displays for the same incident.

However this movie was a little joke when I watched it. It's all because there were too many point of views that I had to go through and the movie loops back to the beginning every time an individual's part was done. What does that mean? It means you get to see the whole incident happening all over again! Not once, not twice, not thrice, probably more than 5 times.

There was a twist in the end though, not much of a twist but when the loop back stops, the movie finally starts to progress that's when the show gets really good because you even get to see what the bad guys are planning. The planning was magnificent and nearly flawless but what's a movie if the bad guy doesn't lose? Woops, spoiler I guess haha.

Overall I think this was a unique film compared to other movies I watched, definitely worth watching.

Peace out!

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