Alice in Wonderland isn’t just a beloved children’s classic – it’s also served as the theme to a thousand crappy dance parties because there’s a certain breed of MDMA-addled raver who can;t get let go of the idea that “It’s like they’re all on drugs, maaaaaaan! Look, there’s mushrooms!”
Avoid such people.
But perhaps don’t avoid Terminal, the long-delayed thriller starring Margot Robbie, Simon Pegg, Max Irons, Mike Myers, and Dexter Fletcher, and directed by Vaughn Stein, who’s taking the big chair after years of assistant directing. Certainly, it looks like its dipping into the ol’ Lewis Carroll bag a bit, but hopefully a little more thoughtfully than most.
“In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city,” goes the synopsis, “Terminal follows the twisting tales of two assassins (Fletcher and Irons) 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.” Elsewhere, we’re told that Robbie is playing “…a dynamic woman named Annie” who “…may be more involved than they had originally suspected.”
— IMDb (@IMDb) March 21, 2018
We’re getting a surreal noir vibe, ala Dark City, Sin City, Spicy City, and possibly other films and series we’ve forgotten that have the word “city” in the title. Slated for a May 11 release in the States, Terminal (there’s a comic called Terminal City – I bet they wanted to call it that) doesn’t have a local date as yet, but given Robbie’s presence, that’s almost certain to change.