Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A-Z Challenge: Vantage Point

U.S. President Henry Ashton (William Hurt) attends a political summit in Salamanca, Spain to promote an international treaty. Displayed with eight differing viewpoints, an assassination attempt on the president occurs, relayed in a time span of 23 minutes. Each time the events unfold from the beginning, a new vantage point is shown revealing additional details, which ultimately completes the story of what actually took place during the incident.[2]
From the first vantage point, GNN producer Rex Brooks (Sigourney Weaver), directs various media personnel from a mobile television studio as the president arrives at the gathering. Mayor De Soto (Jose Carlos Rodriguez) delivers a short speech and then introduces the president, who is shot twice as he greets the crowd from the podium. An explosion outside the plaza soon follows. Moments later, the podium itself is destroyed by a secondary explosion, killing and injuring numerous people. As the smoke clears, GNN reporter Angie Jones (Zoe Saldana) is seen lying dead in the rubble.

Pretty nifty movie I must say :) I have it at home and I always love watching it. If your into this kind of stuff, you should really check it out. It's basically James Bond meets Mission Impossible :P

Official Trailer

A-Z Question:
Have you seen Vantage Point? James Bond or Mission Impossible?



  1. I enjoyed this movie, too, and is the name inspiration for the project I'll be devoting my blog to following A-Z.



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