Vantage Point is a marketing hook first and a movie … well, actually, never. As the commercials make clear, the film dramatizes a terrorist attack from eight different points of view. The trouble is, every sequence amounts to yet another red herring – the perspectives don’t offer clues as much as they buy time. The movie pretty much admits its been wasting our time in the final third, which abandons the POV strategy altogether, adopts a traditional omniscient perspective and proceeds to revisit the entire event in conventional narrative form. If Vantage Point is a movie, then, it’s a 30-minute one.