‘The Terminal’ Blu-Ray Review

From Exclaim.ca comes a review of The Terminal on Blu-Ray.

After a brief overview of the story, cast (Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stanley Tucci), the reviewer, Allan Tong, turns to the details.

The Terminal Tom Hanks in airport“Spielberg’s sentimentality turns this unlikely story into a saccharine fairy tale that is predictable and unbelievable. Hanks’ performance is good, particularly his physical comedy, but his wide-eyed, childlike character is too sweet and too good for any story,” he begins.

The review echoes some of the overall complaints from many viewers, “A big distraction is the blizzard of product placement that smothers the film. The producers wasted no opportunities in cramming corporate logos into virtually every scene. Okay, we get it: modern airports are shopping malls, but The Terminal looks like late-night advertising programming.”

While the review never gives a score or rating scale, he concludes with a summary of the Blu-ray:

“There are no new bonus features on this Blu-ray, just the same ones carried over from the DVD: there’s no commentary from Spielberg, and short featurettes about the screenplay, music score and lead actors Hanks and Zeta-Jones suffer from terminal niceness and blandness. Only the featurette about constructing the magnificent set in an old hangar is worth writing home about.”


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