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Cast: Margot Robbie produced the film alongside I, Tonya‘s Tom Ackerley and Josey McNamara (Dreamland) under their production company LuckyChap Entertainment, with David Barron (Harry Potter) of BeaglePug, Highland Film Group’s Arianne Fraser (Barely Lethal), Molly Hassell (The Trust), and Teun Hilte (The White King)

Director: Vaughn Stein

Genre: Thriller

Year: 2018

Rating: NR

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.

With a cast that consists of Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg and Mike Myers you would think that it would receive a wide theatrical release but that wasn't the case. It basically went to VOD and is now making its home video debut. After its VOD release mixed reviews began pouring in which made me think that the reason it never got a major release was because it just wasn't good enough, but I was still looking forward to seeing it to make up my own mind.

For the first 35 minutes of the film I was beginning to believe the negative reviews. The story was all over the place and I was slowly becoming bored with it but of course I hung on in hopes that it would get better and it actually did. After the first act all the pieces to this large puzzle began to fall in place. It doesn't give all of its secrets away too early but it does become more entertaining and engaging.

Now don't get me wrong this is far from being a great film and there is at least one casting choice that was a mistake. The script could have used some work as well and the dialogue at times is dreadful but as the film neared its last act none of what happened or did not happen early in the film mattered.

One of the first things you notice about the film is its style and vibrant colors, sadly there wasn't enough of a coherent story to match all the style but like I said before not all was bad. One thing the film has going for it is the cast. Margot Robbie is amazing as the film's femme fatale and it was nice to see Mike Myers back on screen. He did a great job in the film. Simon Pegg was also very good but he wasn't believable because his character called for someone a bit older.

So I have to admit I expected the worst but I was happy to find out that I actually enjoyed the film. Sure it is not perfect and it has its problems but it was a lot better than I expected and I enjoyed the twists during the last act of the film even though a few were predictable. 'Terminal' is available to rent and buy now. The DVD and Blu-ray includes the following bonus features:

“The Cast of Terminal” featurette

“Building the World of Terminal” featurette

“From Concept to Creation” featurette

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If you like a thriller with mystery then I recommend checking it out.

Released by RLJE Films

*** 1/4 Out Of *****