Friday, February 29, 2008
A Terrible View
Caught the horrid movie "Vantage Point" last night at The Grove. This is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long, long time.
There are so many problems with it it's hard to know where to begin.
First off, the movie starts with re-showing the twenty minutes surrounding a presidential assassination five times from different perspectives. Boring! The audience was noticeably groaning by the start of the third retelling.
Then how about unrealistic! The president's motorcade pulls into a crowded plaza in Spain and the president, in full view of thousands of spectators, gets out of the limo and walks past screaming demonstrators (two feet away from him). That would never happen!
Then there's this ridiculous car chase that turns on unbelievable coincidences.
Flat acting by Sigourney Weaver, Dennis Quaid and Forrest Whittaker makes you wonder when they'll get caught on camera saying, "where's my check?"
How in the world was this movie Number One at the Box Office last weekend?