Sunday, March 16, 2008

Movie Review Monday - Vantage Point

Movie Review #14
Vantage Point
Starring: William Hurt, Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker
Rated: PG-13
Type of Movie: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Theater or DVD: Theater
Description: President Ashton (William Hurt) is attending a global war on terror summit in Spain. Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) are two of the Secret Service agents assigned to protect him. This is the first action that Agent Barnes has been in since he took a bullet for President Ashton six-month earlier. We really don't know if Agent Barnes is up to the challenge of protecting the President. Shortly after President Ashton is escorted to the stage in the plaza by the Secret Service, he is immediately shot twice by a rifle from a window and falls to the floor. The crowd is in shock and chaos breaks out all over, especially, when bombs begin to explode. Howard Lewis (Forest Whitaker) is an American video-taping the event to show to his children that he was actually there at this historic event. He believes that he has the picture of the man who shot the President. Agent Barnes sees the tape and has a clue to that person. Several different people witness the event, and only through their eyes do we see the truth behind the assassination attempt.
OK for Kids? No
Opinion: Keep in mind that Groundhog Day is one of my least favorite movies of all time. I really, really dislike the repetitive nature of that movie. Well, Vantage Point did not annoy me as much, but I can't say that I especially enjoyed it. There were some surprises that kept me guessing most of the movie. I wish I'd seen more of Matthew Fox (hum, I wonder why???), I just really prefer a movie that goes beginning to end, not beginning to beginning to beginning, well you get the picture. I would suggest that if you want to see this movie, wait until it comes out on DVD. Then, rent it at Red Box for $1.00!
The movie has quite a bit of violence, action, and some bad language (Lord's name in vain and the "f" word). I so wish they would not allow that in movies, unless they are rated "R" - it's getting harder and harder to avoid bad language.
2 out of 5 stars
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Check out my review of Horton Hears a Who here! And another review of Horton Hears a Who here!

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