The Terminal

Just finished watching The Terminal, the new Tom Hanks movie. Man, is the guy selective when he looks for a script! Almost all I’ve seen of him are great movies; The Green Mile, Cast Away, Road to Perdition, Catch Me if You Can, Saving Private Ryan, You’ve Got Mail, Forrest Gump, Sleepless in Seattle (that being one of my favorites)… he’s got a resume as long as a mile with those films under his belt, and he’s just about the best mature actor out there (leave out the chick magnets like Brad Pitt and Matt Damon and Tom Cruise, and the adolescent boy wannabes like the Governerator or Mr. Rambo, and there are a few genuinely nice actors out there… like Russel Crowe, or Denzel Washington) and no wonder Spielberg picked him for The Terminal.

The movie has a simple plot, a man gets stuck in an airport terminal because of a crisis in his home country. He has to stay there for a long while, so he starts getting acquainted with the people in the terminal, and things move on from there. Hanks portrays the role of a clueless foreigner to perfection, and he generally fits into his role very smoothly. This movie could have taken a jab at the airport policies of the US, but instead it’s about the people in the terminal and how a man with no money at all can make a living in an airport. It’s an amazing little movie because it has lost opportunities, less than perfect romantic scenes, and an open ending (perhaps for a sequel?). I really liked this.

4 Replies to “The Terminal”

  1. Ya should check out “The Shawshank Redemption”. You know what? I think it will definitely feature in my most fav movies list. I mean see that 25 times, and by heart the dialogues and the scenes, still, you will see that the movie is a masterpiece. Itz one amazing thing 🙂 I mean.. helllo… where are the people who have not seen this movie? You betta watch it :). I wish I could somehow give a copy to all the people I know. Good god almighty.

    Hey whaddya think about Guy Ritchie? Seen “Snatch”? what about “Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”? Watch it, and you will fall in love with both of them. Itz damn good. 🙂 Anyways, too late into the nite, I am gonna bunk in. No one at home, hence the late posts. Working on my website too. Giving it a whole new layout. SHould be working on it for the next 3-4 days, fully. Have this wonderful layout in my mind, hopefully, end up coding it into the textpad interface. See ya around 🙂

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  2. Check out Black Hawk Down and About a Boy.. I think those are really cool.. two of the latest I have checked out in detail.. Black Hawk down is DETAILED man.. I mean.. LOTS LOTS LOTS LOTS… each dialogue and frame is RICH

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