Thursday, July 10, 2008

Vantage Point (DVD)

Vantage Point

Don't believe everything you see...

After the President of the US gets shot during a peace summit in Spain, a large explosion done by a terrorist group follows, causing chaos everywhere. Time is running as the race is on to find the criminals responsible. In this intense thriller, things aren’t always what they seem. Just when you think you are close to finding something out, you realize you were wrong. Like a jigsaw puzzle scattered across the floor, things don’t start to make sense until the pieces are put together. In Vantage Point, the puzzle pieces are the different perspectives shown by witnesses of the event, or the criminals themselves. After you see the crime happen through one character’s eyes, the film rewinds the event and replays it through another character, and so on. Eventually, your head starts to feel like a ping-pong ball bounced around with the constant replaying. But that’s what makes this film unique. Vantage Point stars Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Sigourney Weaver, William Hurt, and Forest Whitaker and it’s a fast paced thriller that doesn’t let down until the very end. There was plenty of action along with an intriguing story that kept my eyes glued to the screen as I waited for the mystery to be unveiled. It is definitely one of the better action/thriller films that have been recently put out.

Vantage Point is out now on DVD.

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