The hype is real if you're a fan of neo-noir aesthetics.
The Oscar-nominated Margot Robbie transforms from I, Tonya's disgraced athlete to a mysterious femme-fatale, as menacing as she is stylistic in Vaughn Stein's directorial debut Terminal. The movie stars Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, Max Irons (The Riot Club), and Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels). Here's its messy first trailer:
The synopsis reads:
In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, TERMINAL follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.
Shady individuals with hidden motivations walk into one another in this complicated story of underground crime. Robbie plays Annie--"a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life" as described--with a deadly, glamorous aura of Atomic Blonde star Charlize Theron. Also, comedians Pegg and Myers are packing serious drama chops for their unique characters. The latter, whose latest role was in 2009 action film Inglourious Basterds, is expected to steal the show.
There are obvious impressions of John Wick films and Nicholas Winding Refn's crime-drama films. Hitmen (and possibly a hitwoman) carry out revenge plots as psychedelic neon lights suffuse their dark world. Could movie fans be saturated with this combination of narrative and aesthetics, especially with the recent Blade Runner 2049, or Netflix's Mute and Altered Carbon?
The official poster for Terminal via Collider
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