Vantage Point - Theater
AndyO review: * * *
This is either the kind of movie you like or not, which is why the reviews are all over the map for this. I, for one, had a great time.
There were three things worth noting about Vantage Point:
- This was the first digitally-projected film I've seen at Pacific Place in Seattle. I was impressed with the sharp images and thunderous sound. I understood immediately how digital projection could replace traditional celluloid projectors in the near future.
- The film is a modern take on Kurosowa's classic film Rashomon, which tells the same story from different points of view--hence the title vantage point. With each different pass through the same events, we learn more details about an attempted assassination of the President of the United States in Spain. As you'd expect, things are not always what they seem.
- There are no less than two Oscar-winning actors, William Hurt (as the President) and Forest Whitaker (Howard Lewis) in this film, as well as Dennis Quaid and Sigourney Weaver.