Who knew "The Terminal" could be fun
Is it just me or does Tom Hanks look different? By different I mean older -- much, much older. I know time changes things, but wow, I remember him in "Forrest Gump" when he seemed so much younger. I guess 10 or so years pass quickly.Although he may be older, Hanks still is an amazing actor. Did he improve over the years? No, of course not. Is that even possible?
In this movie they make up a language, I think it might be a combination of just a bunch of European languages like Croatian, which happens to be one of them.Anyway, Hanks is such a good actor that he even seems fluent in this concoction of words and you start to believe that it actually is a language.Hanks plays Victor Navorski, a European war refugee stranded in a New York airport. Every day, Victor tries to legally escape and fails. He makes friends with some of the staff, such as the janitor.Eventually, Victor falls in love with Amelia, a flight-attendant played by Catherine Zeta-Jones. He does as much as he can to try to woe her into falling for him, and luckily, most of his tricks work. But let me tell you that when Victor does something, he does something big. Most people would buy someone flowers, he builds her a fountain.It's so sweet seeing a foreign man, who has no idea what he's doing, attempt to live American life to its fullest while being trapped in an airport and succeed."The Terminal" is very funny. It's not one of those stupid comedies that make you laugh just because they pulled some crazy stunt; it's genuinely funny and so sweet.It's a movie that five years from now you'll just get a sudden urge to watch. Then, even after seeing it a bunch of times, the jokes still will be fresh because they haven't been used in any other movie.Opinions expressed solely are those of the writer. Melissa Kirincic will be a sophomore at Munster High School.onscreen"The Terminal"Grade: AStarring: Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stanley Tucci, Chi McBrideSynopsis: The film is very funny and keeps your interest throughout its entirety.
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