Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Vantage Point - A Review

This thriller is one of a kind. This thriller is uniquely exceptional. This thriller is impressive.

Vantage Point, as the name already suggested, showed different vantage points of the same incident -- The assassination of the US President.

This movie is a star-cast movie with big names the likes of Dennis Quaid, Forrest Whitaker, Matthew Fox, Sigourney Weaver and many more. The public assassination of the US President was viewed from so many different points of view, namely the media, the secret service agent, the suspect, the unsuspecting tourist, the President himself, the terrorists themselves, the assassin, and a little girl. The first few vantage points were rather vague. Then things started to fall into their rightful places.

I shall not reveal more about the plot because it will take the total fun away from it. But this movie is a good one. It kept me guessing what will happen next and who is the good guy or the bad guy. And the most impressive thing is the cinematography of this movie. The same incident, the same 23 minutes prior to assassination, were filmed from so many points of views. And the incidents were filmed in such a way that I cannot spot the flaw of it, like it was really a continuos flow of events. And the stories from all these different vantage points were so excellently told that there were no obvious questions left unanswered.

The ending was quite shocking as well. All the pieces came together in such beautiful ways that all the vantage points were gathered at the same location and there, the movie summarised the whole story, in such compact way. But I have to admit that the ending was a bit of an anti-climax. Because before that, the movie got all oour adrenaline pumping. We were so anxious and BAM... Everything goes out in a bang and the end... It is like falling from a tall building and the motion was suddenly stopped when it hit the concrete ground. Nonetheless, this is one good movie for those who are into conspiracy theories, president assassinations, and great cinematography.

Ratings : 8.5/10
Very good movie. A very compact and worthwhile 2 hours watching this.

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