Review-No point to box-office hit ‘Vantage Point’

Ariel Seth

11:59:59.

If you’ve seen “Vantage Point,” you will undoubtedly cringe at the sight of these numbers.

Although the action-packed film seems full of intricate plot twists and the beginning of the film is innovative and promising, it sizzles out instantly.

The writer, Barry Levy, and director, Pete Travis, were aiming for a Rashomon narrative style, similar to

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It does not have an extraordinary plot, which many movies these days do not. This arbitrary film leaves you unenthused, a $9.50 that could have been used towards gas or lunch. That, would be money well spent.
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“Vantage Point” starts in Spain where the president of the United States, played by William Hurt, is promoting an international treaty to prevent global terrorism. Out of nowhere he is shot and a bomb goes off, killing a crowd of people, all in a matter of minutes.
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The film proceeds to show the events from five perspective, hence the title “Vantage Point.” Each point of view starts at the exact moment, 11:59:59.
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A stern American reporterplayed by Sigourney Weaver, broadcasts from her news trailer, barking orders to her camera crew as pandemonium ensues.
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The president” into=”” is=”” issues=”” leave=”” mission=”” of=”” one=”” only=”” personal=”” played=”” president.=”” s=”” save=”” secret=”” service=”” story=”” the=”” to=”” when=””>An American tourist, played by Forest Whitaker, is filming the event with his home video camera and happens to catch the terrorist on film. The unforgettable line “rewind that” said by Quaid is impossible to miss, yet painfully corny.

</p><p>
It does not have an extraordinary plot, which many movies these days do not. This arbitrary film leaves you unenthused, a $9.50 that could have been used towards gas or lunch. That, would be money well spent.
</p><p>
“Vantage Point” starts in Spain where the president of the United States, played by William Hurt, is promoting an international treaty to prevent global terrorism. Out of nowhere he is shot and a bomb goes off, killing a crowd of people, all in a matter of minutes.
</p><p>
The film proceeds to show the events from five perspective, hence the title “Vantage Point.” Each point of view starts at the exact moment, 11:59:59.
</p><p>
A stern American reporterplayed by Sigourney Weaver, broadcasts from her news trailer, barking orders to her camera crew as pandemonium ensues.
</p><p>
The president” into=”” is=”” issues=”” leave=”” mission=”” of=”” one=”” only=”” personal=”” played=”” president.=”” s=”” save=”” secret=”” service=”” story=”” the=”” to=”” when=””>Matthew Fox also plays a secret service agent, whose sole mission is to keep the president safe. All I can say about him is he’s a stellar driver in a car chase.

</p><p>
It does not have an extraordinary plot, which many movies these days do not. This arbitrary film leaves you unenthused, a $9.50 that could have been used towards gas or lunch. That, would be money well spent.
</p><p>
“Vantage Point” starts in Spain where the president of the United States, played by William Hurt, is promoting an international treaty to prevent global terrorism. Out of nowhere he is shot and a bomb goes off, killing a crowd of people, all in a matter of minutes.
</p><p>
The film proceeds to show the events from five perspective, hence the title “Vantage Point.” Each point of view starts at the exact moment, 11:59:59.
</p><p>
A stern American reporterplayed by Sigourney Weaver, broadcasts from her news trailer, barking orders to her camera crew as pandemonium ensues.
</p><p>
The president” into=”” is=”” issues=”” leave=”” mission=”” of=”” one=”” only=”” personal=”” played=”” president.=”” s=”” save=”” secret=”” service=”” story=”” the=”” to=”” when=””>Each vantage point lures you into various perspectives of the same incident. Once it builds you up to the climax, the film rapidly fast forwards, the screen turns white, and you are taken back to 11:59:59.

</p><p>
It does not have an extraordinary plot, which many movies these days do not. This arbitrary film leaves you unenthused, a $9.50 that could have been used towards gas or lunch. That, would be money well spent.
</p><p>
“Vantage Point” starts in Spain where the president of the United States, played by William Hurt, is promoting an international treaty to prevent global terrorism. Out of nowhere he is shot and a bomb goes off, killing a crowd of people, all in a matter of minutes.
</p><p>
The film proceeds to show the events from five perspective, hence the title “Vantage Point.” Each point of view starts at the exact moment, 11:59:59.
</p><p>
A stern American reporterplayed by Sigourney Weaver, broadcasts from her news trailer, barking orders to her camera crew as pandemonium ensues.
</p><p>
The president” into=”” is=”” issues=”” leave=”” mission=”” of=”” one=”” only=”” personal=”” played=”” president.=”” s=”” save=”” secret=”” service=”” story=”” the=”” to=”” when=””>The first time it happens, it is suprising. Then it happens again, and again, and again.

</p><p>
It does not have an extraordinary plot, which many movies these days do not. This arbitrary film leaves you unenthused, a $9.50 that could have been used towards gas or lunch. That, would be money well spent.
</p><p>
“Vantage Point” starts in Spain where the president of the United States, played by William Hurt, is promoting an international treaty to prevent global terrorism. Out of nowhere he is shot and a bomb goes off, killing a crowd of people, all in a matter of minutes.
</p><p>
The film proceeds to show the events from five perspective, hence the title “Vantage Point.” Each point of view starts at the exact moment, 11:59:59.
</p><p>
A stern American reporterplayed by Sigourney Weaver, broadcasts from her news trailer, barking orders to her camera crew as pandemonium ensues.
</p><p>
The president” into=”” is=”” issues=”” leave=”” mission=”” of=”” one=”” only=”” personal=”” played=”” president.=”” s=”” save=”” secret=”” service=”” story=”” the=”” to=”” when=””>By abo
ut the fifth time, the crowd in the theater uttered a loud sigh and someone in the back yelled, “come ON!”

</p><p>
It does not have an extraordinary plot, which many movies these days do not. This arbitrary film leaves you unenthused, a $9.50 that could have been used towards gas or lunch. That, would be money well spent.
</p><p>
“Vantage Point” starts in Spain where the president of the United States, played by William Hurt, is promoting an international treaty to prevent global terrorism. Out of nowhere he is shot and a bomb goes off, killing a crowd of people, all in a matter of minutes.
</p><p>
The film proceeds to show the events from five perspective, hence the title “Vantage Point.” Each point of view starts at the exact moment, 11:59:59.
</p><p>
A stern American reporterplayed by Sigourney Weaver, broadcasts from her news trailer, barking orders to her camera crew as pandemonium ensues.
</p><p>
The president” into=”” is=”” issues=”” leave=”” mission=”” of=”” one=”” only=”” personal=”” played=”” president.=”” s=”” save=”” secret=”” service=”” story=”” the=”” to=”” when=””>The last time, it’s almost unbearable and the only that keeps you in your seat is the $13 popcorn and soda.

</p><p>
It does not have an extraordinary plot, which many movies these days do not. This arbitrary film leaves you unenthused, a $9.50 that could have been used towards gas or lunch. That, would be money well spent.
</p><p>
“Vantage Point” starts in Spain where the president of the United States, played by William Hurt, is promoting an international treaty to prevent global terrorism. Out of nowhere he is shot and a bomb goes off, killing a crowd of people, all in a matter of minutes.
</p><p>
The film proceeds to show the events from five perspective, hence the title “Vantage Point.” Each point of view starts at the exact moment, 11:59:59.
</p><p>
A stern American reporterplayed by Sigourney Weaver, broadcasts from her news trailer, barking orders to her camera crew as pandemonium ensues.
</p><p>
The president” into=”” is=”” issues=”” leave=”” mission=”” of=”” one=”” only=”” personal=”” played=”” president.=”” s=”” save=”” secret=”” service=”” story=”” the=”” to=”” when=””>Despite the well-known actors, the stale, the dragged-on film still falls flat.