Vantage Point Almost Lost Me…

Hey all…

This movie was pushed hard by advertisers when it was at the theater. I seem to recall being bombarded by advertising to the point where we decided we didn’t want to see the film at the theater. I believe I added it to my Netflix list not long after it debuted.


Vantage Point is sort of a combination of Groundhog Day and 24. Yes, it’s an odd cross. And honestly, Groundhog Day never got annoying because it kept a sense of humor about it. When we got to the third rewind, my wife and I both looked at each other and said — “Is it possible to be bored and interested at the same time?”

Here‘s the IMDB link.

The movie stars Matthew Fox, Dennis Quaid, Sigorney Weaver, and Forest Whitaker. Out of all of them, the only character I really cared what happened to was Whitaker.

Vantage Point Photo (Small)

About halfway through the movie, I was debating watching the rest and then it started wrapping itself up in the last 40 minutes or so. Almost like the filmmaker was editing the film and going “I think people are going to walk out soon unless we do something…”

Vantage Point - Forest Whitaker

This movie honestly didn’t do much for me. But I’m glad Forest Whitaker’s character survived, as it’s about the only thing that saved this movie from a 1/4 review. As such, it gets 2/4. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t like it much either.


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  1. I wasn’t thrilled with it either. I thought it would be better and who ended up being the bad guy ticked me off. It was good that was a big WTF moment but I hate it when one of the charaters I really like ends up the bad guy.

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  2. Diane – For such a great cast, you’d think they’d have done better. I think the concept was flawed from the beginning and am glad I didn’t see it in the theater! 🙂

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