If you have watched the suspenseful thriller, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vantage PointÃ¢â‚¬Â, you will know that it was an interesting twist to the usual clichÃƒÂ© Hollywood action films. The director, Pete Travis, introduced the viewers to a new style of watching movies. Instead of the usual one main character that we follow throughout the movie, he uses the six different perspectives of six different characters that are witnessing the same events. It is very interesting and vigorous how from each different perspective, we find out some other pieces of the puzzle. It is appealing to see how the story unfolded and kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time. It is nice to know that I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to already know the ending of the movie just by watching the previews, because this keeps you guessing until the very end. This was an original film that was not only action, but there was a little bit of romance and mystery as well. With the help of some top actors such as Dennis Quaid and Forest Whitaker, first-time feature director Pete Travis deserves applause for his impressive work.
Since IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not much of an acton movie person, I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t exactly thrilled when it was announced that we would be watching the movie Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vantage PointÃ¢â‚¬Â in English class. Those of you who have seen this movie know that the movieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s plot is an exciting mix of extreme action scenes, multiple points of view and surprising twists. This action flick comes with a price however; you wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get much out of Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vantage PointÃ¢â‚¬Â by staring at the screen with your mouth half-open. If you havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t seen the movie, the simple structure of the story allows the audience the ability to spend less time figuring out the story, in exchange for the burden of keeping the movieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ten-plus points of view straight. It may seem like more work than youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d like to put in to such a simple task as watching a movie, but after the first ten minutes of the movie youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be hooked and paying attention with ease. By putting a little effort in to paying attention to detail and remembering characters, youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll thank yourself when the tidal wave of ending scenes brings all the charactersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ points of view together for a shocking outcome.
By Anonymous Student
Targeted audience: People who have not seen the movie yet.
The action packed Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vantage PointÃ¢â‚¬Â is one of the most exhilarating and suspenseful films I have seen in a while. How many times have you heard several different explanations over one single event that has occurred and didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know which one was most accurate?
Vantage Point takes place at an anti-terrorism conference in Salamanca, Spain. The president of the United States is giving a speech at the rally, with body guards at his side, when supposedly he is shot from a distanceÃ¢â‚¬Â¦or was he?
The movie was made to show the unfolding of the terrorist attack from several different characters point of view. Starting with the news crew covering the event to the terrorists themselves who planned the attack, each point of view reveals new information about the incident putting all of the pieces to the big picture together.
Starring Dennis Quaid, William Hurt, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker and many more outstanding actors, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vantage PointÃ¢â‚¬Â is an exciting action packed film that we kill you on your toes. From lots of gunfire and explosions to high speed car chases, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Vantage PointÃ¢â‚¬Â wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t leave you unsatisfied.
If you remember Jay and Silent Bob from Clerks and Clerks 2, then you have to see this movie. The story plot is based around the discovery of a movie being made based on a comic about them. They never knew about any of this, so dicide to go to hollywood and stop the movie from being made. While on their way they get in alot of trouble.
The pleasant but far-from-pioneering crew of the cheerful 2005 DreamWorks animated film "Madagascar" reunite for "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" to similar results. Essentially this sequel has settled down into a sitcom: Each of its major zoo-raised animals has a comical issue that must get resolved before the credits roll. The film, like its predecessor, is aimed mostly at children and should score a direct hit......
Now that's a movie! A sequel to the first movie, made is 2006, it was in color and suprises around each corner. A real comedy for those who crave funny. Plus, Jay and Silent Bob, played by Jason Mewes and Kevin Smith, are better than ever in this movie. It has all the origianl actors including alot more.
Twilight was a really really good movie,i loved it....i would watch it over and over again.but they did change alot of stuff...i think the book is better than the movie cause theres more details.....but the movie is really good also...i love the whole vampire family...there amaizng
Reviewed by GREG KING.
Direcor: Nanette Burstein.
Big Brother goes to high school?
This highly acclaimed fly on the wall documentary follows five teenagers throughout their final year at a high school deep in the American heartland of Warsaw, Indiana. Documentary film maker Nanette Burstein (On The Ropes, The Kid Stays In The Picture, etc) has gained the trust of her five typical subjects, who grant her almost unfettered access to their lives over the course of ten months.
Burstein gives us five kids who could have easily come from central castingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s idea of typical school kids. Megan Krizmanich is the wealthy and spoilt cheerleader and queen bitch of the school. When she is crossed or things donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t quite go her way she exacts a very nasty and publicly humiliating revenge. Hannah Bailey is more artistic and dreams of moving to San Francisco after graduating. But she is also more vulnerable, and after her boyfriend dumps her she has an emotional meltdown and refuses to go to school, even though it may cost her credits. Colin Clemens is the star of the schoolÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s basketball team, which means, in this small town, that he is Ã¢â‚¬Å“second only to GodÃ¢â‚¬Â. But his family is rather poor Ã¢â‚¬â€œ his father works as an Elvis impersonator at a senior citizens home Ã¢â‚¬â€œ and unless he gets a sporting scholarship he will be unable to go to college. When the pressure is on though his game goes to pieces. Jake Tusing is the shy, virginal nerd who is desperate to find a girl friend. And Mitch Reinholt is the good guy who tries to remain friends with everyone.
It must have taken some time for the kids to relax, and become less self-conscious of the camera crews constantly following them. Burstein and her crew follow these five kids as they deal with all the adolescent angst, pressures of school, relationships, expectations and hopes and dreams. Throughout the documentary, Burstein makes some unusual artistic choices, and there are animated sequences that illustrate the dreams and hopes of each of the five subjects.
In exploring their lives, Burstein shows us that the early films of John Hughes (The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles, etc) were pretty spot on when it came to depicting adolescent angst and the troubled rites of passage of American teens. Nothing much has changed in the twenty odd years since Hughes explored this fertile territory. In editing some 1000 hours of footage down to the brisk 112 minutes we see here though American Teen tends to only skim the surface, and ultimately the film lacks any real depth or insight.
And much of the film smacks of manipulation and contrivance, like many so-called reality tv shows which set up situations in order to tease the audience. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also not clear whether Burstein completely empathises with her subjects all the time. The recent films of Gus Van Sant (Elephant, etc) had more veracity and truth to them than this documentary.