vendredi 4 janvier 2013

The Terminal — Endearing romantic comedy set in an international airport — 8*/10

The Terminal is an endearing romantic comedy with a slavic foreigner, played by Tom Hanks, trapped in an international airport due to an uprising in his fictive home country. That is an unorthodox setup. Add to that an uptight by-the-book security officer unhappy with those complications, and a beautiful female flight attendant, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones, trapped in her role of mistress, and you get an idea of what's going to happen.

It's an improbable, but possible, situation that gives rise to a number of comical scenes, very well played by Hanks. He's very believable in his role, showing a lot of work. Nice camera shot, transitions, soundtrack, and editing. Steven Spielberg knows his work. Zeta-Jones is perfect for her role, and is simply beautiful.

The end had a few change in direction, which was appreciable, and even if it got a bit rosy, it was still pretty solid.

On a side note, I thought I recognize our Montreal Mirabel airport, and after checking it out, it turned out to be so.

Good entertainment, see it.