Vantage Point Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, Forest Whitaker

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'Vantage Point' (2008) is an American political action thriller film directed by Pete Travis. The film focuses on an assassination attempt on the President of the USA. U.S. President Henry Ashton (Hurt) attends a summit in Salamanca, Spain to promote an international treaty against terrorism. There are eight differing viewpoints of an assassination attempt on the president. Each time the eight events unfold from the beginning to reveal the truth. Mayor De Soto (Rodriguez) delivers a short speech and then introduces the president, who is shot twice. An explosion outside the plaza soon follows. Some moments later, there is a secondary explosion, killing numerous people. Secret Service agent Thomas Barnes (Quaid) is a special bodyguard of the president. After the explosion he begins to question the media GNN and asks them to show their video clips. He investigates eight different viewpoints to find the assassin.
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Best part of story, including ending: The movie is about to deliver a special theory, vantage point. I never saw any other movie like it. It connects previous plots with different viewpoints to reveal the truth. Really amazing.

Best scene in story: At the very end when the independent American tourist Whitaker saved a young girl in the middle of the road from an accident, at the same time assassins car being crashed to save the girl too. And agent Barnes found the president in that car alive.

Opinion about the main character: Agent Barnes is a complete genius. After the explosion he didn't afraid at all. Instantly he started to investigate the events that occurred before it. Really a brave acting.

The review of this Movie prepared by Mehdi Hasan a Level 3 Eurasian Jay scholar

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   present 2000+ Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   preventing an assassination

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   govt employee Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Full Frontal Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American) Unusual characteristics    -   Super genius


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Spain Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Any profanity?    -   None

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