#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Victor Navorski reaches JFK airport from a politically unstable country. Due to collapse of his government, his papers are no longer valid in the airport, and hence he is forced to stay in the airport until the war cools down. He makes the airport his home and develops a friendship with the people who work there until he can leave.
Plot: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d’etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he’s stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he’s holding a passport that nobody recognizes. While quarantined in the transit lounge until authorities can figure out what to do with him, Viktor simply goes on living – and courts romance with a beautiful flight attendant.
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Great watch, will likely watch again, and do recommend.
I should be able to recommend this just based on “Tom Hanks trapped in an airport”, especially given how popular “Cast Away” was.
I really love what they did with him being foreign and trap in an American airport, but being hard-working and intelligent. I’m sure there is a “Larry the Cable Guy” version of this movie when it’s a useless American trapped in another country that would be much funnier, but clearly a worse movie.
The progression of Hanks’ character is wonderful, and while there are definitely components of this being a romantic movie, it is refreshing to see a movie that can hold the character’s romantic motivations in parallel to the story’s motivations and allow them to both be and be separate.
Stanley Tucci also does a great job, though its as a very unnecessary villain. Yes, it’s a guy doing his job, but the character is oddly motivated for someone trying to score a promotion: something they specifically point out in the movie.
My point is that not only it is a well-made, well-performed movie, but it manages to be something larger and highlights problems with us a humans, society and bureaucracy.
I may have watched The Terminal a while after it first came out, but I remembered no details, so I took the opportunity o watch it on Netflix recently. Whether or not I watched it before, I may not remember the details very well now either. It is a quiet movie with a slow moving plot. It stands in direct counterpoint to Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, which was slow moving in a way, but it had as a backdrop the murder of millions of people and one man’s character growth towards a time when he would try to save some of those lives. It’s quiet tone is interrupted by spurts of emotional and physical violence. The Terminal does not offer such exclamation points to add to suspense and tension.
That is not to say The Terminal is boring, though some may find it so. It is a character study of a man in limbo, neither in the United States nor able to leave it. He has left his country to go to New York City, and there is a coup back home, and since the United States does not recognize the new government, he is stuck in a section of JFK airport. The story is very loosely based on the story of an Iranian man. He was apparently paid to use his story, but they ended up only using the concept behind it.
His situation reminded me of the short story I had to read back in junior high, The Man without a Country, written by Edward Everett Hale. It told the story of a fictional soldier who was charged with treason along with Aaron Burr, and who cursed the United States saying she wished he would never have to hear about the U.S. again. He was sentenced to live out his life on board various ships with nobody ever mentioning his country in his hearing again.
But back to the movie. The story is full of small moments showing **** adjusting to his limited new environment: trying to feed himself, helping a few others whether they want help or not, finding ways of amusing himself or keeping busy and, inevitably, slowing becoming involved with a flight attendant he sees often.
Most movies need a bad guy and, as if his situation wasn’t giving our hero enough headaches, the security head played by Stanley Tucci periodically plots to get our stranded traveler arrested so that huge will be relocated and therefore someone else’s problem. But I will let you discover all of the intricacies of the plot for yourself, as well as learn what is in the can of peanuts he carries around. In total The Terminal is a pleasant enough watch, but one perhaps you will want to watch while doing housework, or multitasking in some other way.
Sometimes You Find Good Things in the Most Unlikely Places.
An Eastern European (Tom Hanks) from a fictional country literally gets stuck at JFK Airport in New York after his landing coincides with the point at which a war causes his nation to no longer exist. Thus his paperwork and passport are no good. Hanks is in the U.S. for a mysterious reason and that reason becomes the hook in this wonderful picture. While stuck, Hanks sees more of America than he could have ever imagined. However he constantly has trouble with airport supervisor Stanley Tucci (in a perfect role). Runway worker Diego Luna makes a deal with Hanks so he can learn about passport officer Zoe Saldana (a woman who Luna has loved from afar) via Hanks’ attempts to have his passport accepted. Also Hanks meets an elderly Indian janitor (Kumar Pallana) who has been in the states for decades, but the reason he is there also becomes a key point. While all this goes on, Hanks falls in love with 30-something flight attendant Catherine Zeta-Jones (perfectly illuminating and beautiful as usual). Zeta-Jones is sad and disillusioned with men (Michael Nouri of “Flashdance” in particular) and past relationships that have failed for one reason or another. Director Steven Spielberg has never really been known for romantic pictures (“Always” in 1989 is an exception), but he proves that he can definitely handle a production like this. The cast is excellent with Hanks making all those around him better. This story was co-written by Andrew Niccol (even though he strangely did not pen the final script), an under-rated screenwriter who struck gold in 1998 with “The Truman Show”. Many of the good things from that script are also presented here in diverse and creative ways. By the way, the art direction/set decoration is amazing as everything within the titled location was built from scratch in a studio. Spielberg was not allowed to film any airports due to obvious security reasons. From top to bottom, “The Terminal” flies high. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
A citizen of nowhere.
Viktor Navorksi(Tom Hanks)is traveling from his war-torn homeland in Eastern Europe to New York City. While in the air, his country has politically changed due to a fiery coup. Since his country ceases to exist…Viktor’s passport is no longer good, meaning he can not enter the United States. He becomes stranded at Kennedy Airport with no authorization to leave the terminal’s international transit lounge. Viktor is treated rudely by the airport supervisor(Stanley Tucci); and is constantly monitored by security cameras. During his temporary residence, he falls in love with a beautiful stewardess(Catherine Zeta-Jones). As time passes, Viktor is befriended by several airport workers. But the stewardess is the only one that knows why it is so important for Navorski to enter New York City.
Hanks and Zeta-Jones are cast perfectly. Also featured are: Chi McBride, Zoe Saldana, Diego Luna and Kumar Pallana. This movie drags at times, but the mixing of romance and comedy makes THE TERMINAL very watchable. How can you go wrong with a picture directed by Steven Spielberg?
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 8 min (128 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Steven Spielberg
Writer Andrew Niccol, Sacha Gervasi, Jeff Nathanson
Actors Tom Hanks, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chi McBride
Country United States
Awards 7 wins & 8 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Millennium, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor Digital Intermediates (digital intermediate), Technicolor, USA (digital intermediate and prints)
Film Length 3,520 m (Italy)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 200T 5293)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)