... movie reviews , spoiler_low
sat 2005-jan-15 18:44:48 pst
Last night we watched The
Terminal. It was cute... I liked much of it. But there were
also a number of not-very-satisfying aspects.
So, first of all, Viktor's purpose in coming to America -- to get that
one remaining autograph for his dead father -- was pretty irrelevant
to most of the movie. Which meant that when he achieves that goal at
the end, it's kind of a "so what?" moment.
And then there was the fact that when Amelia gets him the one-day
visa, Dixon won't sign it -- through so much of the film, Dixon
apparently just wanted to get him out of the airport, and didn't care
how; so why is Dixon now all of a sudden so intent on sending him home
and not allowing him into New York?
My other complaints all involve believability of various things, but
really, well, the whole premise of the movie requires enough
suspension of disbelief that it just seems silly to nitpick over those
kinds of things.
But in any case, overall it was, well, like I said, it was cute.