Director: Pete Travis
Hmmm, what to say about a movie that repeats twelve minutes of footage over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again (sadly not an exaggeration). Perhaps if it was a good movie, good things could be said, as it is, we must talk about Vantage Point.
At first it looks great; I mean you're pretty much shooting fish in a barrel looking for people who want to see the American president getting shot. (How sick is that. George W Bush has made this fantasy socially acceptable and has in fact created an industry of films solely dedicated to the global urge to see the president of the USA die).
So the film starts rolling at noon just minutes before the president’ speech. But he never gets to deliver it as he is gunned down. Then you have to sit through countless repeat viewings (yes it’s as tedious as it sounds). The movie is actually 20 minutes that they show over and over again. It only hurts that the plot is ridiculous, especially when you have such a promising premise. Unfortunately the movie completely focuses on ‘how’ the president was shot when it should have paid more attention to the ‘why’.
Alas no. The only ‘why’ one asks after this film is why any of these stars would participate in such utter… oh yes… the money.
With such high hopes of an intelligent action film, all we have here is a bad whodunit.