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10:28 am: Vantage Point
Vantage Point is a film that isn't especially interesting apart from its novel narrative structure.
It retells the same Presidential assassination attempt several times, from a different point of view each time, adding details and asking new questions each time. It does this quite skilfully and manages to throw in a few plot twists in. Ultimately it is a bit pointless, though - with the motivations (and the plan) of several characters left unaddressed, I am left wondering more, and I'm not sure that the antagonists aren't just motiveless macguffins.


I suppose the kindest thing I can say is that I am very glad that films like this are made, and I will probably be buying the DVD (if only so that I can check if they cheated). I'd advise anyone wanting to see this to wait for the DVD release, too. I wonder if they will have an edit of it in chronological order, like the Memento DVD has.

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From:abigailb
Date:March 25th, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
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Well, that cycle has to end somewhere, and the final section only went a few minutes chronologically after the latest events we saw earlier in the film.
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