• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

TheTerminal - Film review

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

The Terminal - Film review After spending the last few years with hard-edged sci-fi and character dramas (Such as A.I and catch me if you can) Steven Spielberg returns to the warmer side of life with "The Terminal." Supported by a terrific lead performance by Tom Hanks, along with a stunning production design, "The Terminal" is reliable, funny, adult-oriented entertainment, and a return to form for the world-class filmmaker. It may not reach all of the great peaks in Spielbergs career, but it still proves that this old favourite can still provide us with a constant reminder of what he is here for. Flying into a New York airport from Krakhozia (A fantasy eastern european country) ...read more.

Middle

Spielberg has managed to create a romantic-comedy that is a huge crowd pleaser, he has managed to neatly arrange the travelers, employees, and airport officials like chess pieces around his gigantic set. That's right, I said set. The team of designers has worked extremely hard to produce a realistic airport terminal (based on JFK airport), and Spielberg covers every inch of his craftsmanship for effect. It puts you in the shoes of being in Viktor's own little community. It's Hollywood magic in its finest hour. The mix between the visual effects and the sound has been done with pin-point accuracy. The subtle aeroplane noises can not be picked up when watching the film normally, however when you are actually looking for these dramatic sound effects they are easily noticed. ...read more.

Conclusion

Spielberg even brings out Pallana's gifts for juggling in a sequence where the janitor tries to entertain Viktor and Amelia on their first date. C'est magnifique! Like everything Spielberg has done recently, "The Terminal" runs a bit too long at 128 minutes. Viktor and Amelia's relationship gets a little too complicated, Frank's tendencies become one-note, and the ending is dragged out to the street and beaten severely as Spielberg goes for the hearts of the viewers a little too obviously. There's a tighter film to be found in "The Terminal," but Spielberg isn't interested in efficiency. What he has here might be flawed, but it's reassuring to see the director return to his roots of character exploration in a fanciful location. My rating: 3/5 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our AS and A Level Plays section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related AS and A Level Plays essays

  1. Miss Saigon - review.

    > Entrance at door. Mother unaware. There is stillness and silence "Can I come in" he asks in cold plain tone, lacking the warmth that the mother knows of the family friend. He shows sensitivity as he is trying to hide his own grief.

  2. Critical Review of Rent.

    This kind of took away from my concentration on the show. It was quite confusing with the numerous jumping of characters and situations. Because of the loud background music, it was hard for me to understand the characters situations. The appeal that Rent has had is not surprising.

  1. Grapes of Wrath Review

    The costumes never changed which didn't help us to imagine how long the journey was, although the mother was made to look older as time went on. All the characters were made to look very dirty, which told us how horrible their surroundings were. The blood effect was very realistic.

  2. The film Schindler's list directed by Steven Spielberg based on Thomas Keneally's Schindler's Arks ...

    It was quite noticeable that Schindler was taller and bigger then every else, this made him look superior to all the characters in the film. The cameras contributed to stressing this by continually shooting him from below and avoiding shooting him from above.

  1. 'Jaws' - film review

    Also, the shark attacks help the audience to make an opinion about the shark; and that the close together attacks make the viewers think that the shark is a 'killing machine'. On the 4th of July, Brody's son, Alex was involved in the third attack.

  2. Gladiator - Film review

    As a general of his rank I couldn't blame him as the life style he currently leads wouldn't be prefer by many when leaving your loved ones at home. Despite this he is still fighting for his emperor Marcus Arilius who he deeply respects.

  1. Vortex review

    To start off with Will Young's vocal skills were much weaker than any of the other characters. He failed to portray emotion through his voice which some what hindered our understanding of the play. Will Young does have a slight speech impediment in the form of a lisp which I

  2. Frankie and Johnny Review.

    Also the projector is a modern technology and the play was established in around the 1930s and so the production was purposely mixing in the old with the new and trying to bring out the modern day features and situating them into the historical atmosphere in America.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work