Review: Terminal

Title: Terminal
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Director: Vaughn Stein
Starring: Margot Robbie, Mike Myers, Simon Pegg
Runtime: 1 hr 35 min

What It Is: A mysterious woman named Annie (Robbie) working for a shadowy figure seeks vengeance in an anonymous city. She appears as a waitress at a dive in the main terminal of the city. Meanwhile, two criminals are on a job to eliminate a target for that very same shadowy figure. When the two paths cross, along with that of a nervous and equally mysterious teacher with a death wish there’s no telling what could happen next.

What We Think: This is all style on no substance. A nonsense film that tries to hide the fact that it has nothing intelligible to say. Margot Robbie tries her damnedest to raise the material. She can’t. Most of the dialogue is boring and rather lame. That which isn’t doesn’t have any actual merit to either the story or the building of characters. From a direction standpoint, I really have no clue what Stein is doing. Cinematographer Christopher Ross does an amazing job of bringing the whole thing a neon-noir aesthetic right down to shadows mixed well with the pink and green neon opening credits.

Our Grade: D-, Don’t see this movie. It’s terrible. It offers nothing engaging in its story. There’s a twist in the third act that’s dumb and somewhat predictable. It’s supposed to tie the whole film together but really it just tries to make up for the rest of the narrative not making a lick of sense. Stay away from this film. That’ll be hard since it’s easy to get to as it is currently streaming on Hulu. There’s other MUCH BETTER stuff to watch on there. Like Tragedy Girls maybe do that instead, it’ll prove to be a much better time then this piece of crap.

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