Monday, February 25, 2008

Vantage Point

Right after we had our dinner at Times Square on Saturday night, we went for a movie first before we heading to clubbing. The movie is "Vantage Point". It's a thriller movie. The synopsis is about eight strangers with eight different points of view try to unlock the truth behind an assassination attempt on the president of the United States. Each of whom gets 10 minutes or so of screen time devoted to their very own point of view.

Overall, the idea is very fresh. None stop action. While I was watching it, though, the multiple rewinds did get tedious. But I see that most of the added scenes were necessary to tie it all together. The tie-ins between all the characters were done quite well. First half of movie not that good... kind of boring, cause seeing the same thing over and over again, but the second half did improve a lot. The actions are very exciting especially at the end part when the actors are chasing each other along the road. And one thing i am so impress is that, with that kind of congested and narrow road, they still can drive like that without knock down any people, their driving skills are awesome. Keke...

I am very surprise to see Sigourney Weaver in this movie. Since so long never watch her film. She looks very aging in this movie although she is not young anymore. But she's only appears about 10 minutes or plus in this movie. Kind of short. She get famous with her all time favourite blockbuster movie - Aliens.

With no single larger-than-life hero as a focus, it is a script that challenges the viewer to pay attention to every image. Yes, it has its flaws, but nonetheless, it is gripping.

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