#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – The President of the United States is in Salamanca, Spain, about to address the city in a public square. We see a plain-clothes cop, his girlfriend with another man, a mother and child, an American tourist with a video camera, and a Secret Service agent newly returned from medical leave. Shots ring out and the President falls; a few minutes later, we hear a distant explosion, then a bomb goes off in the square. Those minutes are retold, several times, emphasizing different characters’ actions. Gradually, we discover who’s behind the plot. Is the Secret Service one step ahead, or have the President’s adversaries thought of everything?
Plot: The attempted assassination of the American president is told and re-told from several different perspectives.
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Surprisingly good from my vantage point
I must admit I went into the theatre interested, but skeptical. Slowly, I got drawn into things, and by the time the we were at the fourth vantage point, I was fascinated by how all the stories interrelated with each other, and wondering the story would end up.
The acting is uniformly excellent, especially that of Dennis Quaid, who I had previously considered a mostly comic actor, but is very convincing here as a Secret Service agent.
The direction and script are also excellent, especially when you consider both are first-timers in the world of feature films. The script was not without its clichés, but I didn’t see most of the plot twists coming, which I can usually spot coming a mile away in a film like this. There was one real groaner of a plot twist that you’d have to be an idiot not to see, but it goes by so fast that it doesn’t really matter.
A lot of the audience in the screening I was at got frustrated by the repeated sections, obviously having no attention span. But once the third act of the film kicks into gear, everybody stopped complaining.
Speaking of which, the third act is the payoff which we’ve all been waiting for. Seeing all the plot threads converge in such a convincing matter was nice, as was the final action scene, which seems like it was plucked right out of one of the Bourne films. This comes as little surprise, since director Pete Travis and Bourne series director Paul Greengrass have worked together in the past.
As skeptical as I had gone in, I came out impressed. Not since The Bourne Ultimatum have I seen such a convincing, engrossing action thriller.
Missed the Point…
When Vantage Point first came out in the movies, I was intrigued enough to want and go see it, but never got around to it. And thank God for that! Still curious, I did although rent it the other day with a fair amount of expectation which was horribly let down well and truly before the movie was even over. It starts off with promise, but by the second or third POV you can tell how tiring and unsatisfying the rest of the film is going to be.
First up, this movie is a perfect example that a line up of renowned stars doesn’t make a great movie, with not one of the many actors making any real impact. All of them seemed far too unrealistic and emotionless as characters in the scenario they were in. Then there’s the plot structure, which is just plain messy. At one point, I couldn’t even remember who’s POV we were in as it seemed it had blended with everyone else’s. I don’t think there is even 8 POV’s like the tagline says! The script is eternally bland and the story is a poor man’s attempt at “Crash”, treating its audience like idiots. One man being able to take on a league of terrorists? An old President able to break free from his captives? And then there’s the cream of the crop. After having killed thousands of innocent civilians and doing anything to achieve their goal, the terrorists are stopped by a girl wandering across the road. I mean, come on! Who do you take us for? Do you not give us any credit? Look, I know what Levy was trying to do and I give him credit for it. He wanted to make something different and he took a shot at it, and good on him for going out there and doing it. Unfortunately, there is just too much wrong with this movie to applaud it for a lot other than a nice car chase. Ultimately, a let down.
Hamish Kearvell A.K.A Screaming Japan Productions – www.myspace.com/screamingjapanproductions
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Pete Travis
Writer Barry L. Levy
Actors Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker, Bruce McGill
Country USA, Mexico
Awards 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Production Company Original Film
Sound Mix SDDS, Dolby Digital, DTS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1, 2.39 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor Creative Services, Hollywood (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,388 m (Portugal, 35 mm), 2,446 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic)