Movie Review: Vantage Point


My Rating: 4Stars

This evening I saw the movie “Vantage Point” at Broadway Theater, Cyberport, Hong Kong.

It was a movie with a very different approach. The director attempted to show several different points of view by replaying 30 minutes of the story over and over; 8 times in all. Each time he reviews a bit more of the whole story, while stopping at appropriate spot each time to cause the audience to want to see more each time the scene stops.

Unfortunately, for audiences who did not appreciate this original approach found it annoying and were vocal about it in the theatre.The TV series “24” had an original way of telling a story as close to real life as possible. I admire this director, Pete Travis, for doing the same with a brilliant execution. Especially when he had not done too many movies in the past.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it if you can
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

Attempt Assassination in Taiwan

Today the president of Taiwan was shot during a pre-election day possession.

The attempt failed by just injuring the President and the Vice President.

It is the day before the Taiwanese election, and the current president is at a very close race with the opposition party head. There are already rumors that the president may have arranged this himself to gain sympathy votes.

I guess anything is possible, given the Taiwanese parliament is the only government where fights often break out during parliament sessions.

What have the world come to, just for a political win?