This post contains major spoilers for the ending of Terminal.
There’s something delightful about Mike Myers’ appearance in Terminal. Though the film itself runs all over the map -- twisting so many times it knots itself into a contorted mess, and packing in more cinematic references than it knows what to do with -- Myers draws you in and holds your attention. It’s his first onscreen role in nearly a decade, and certainly meatier than his cameo as a British general in Inglourious Basterds.
The film, directed by Vaughn Stein, takes the neon killer aesthetic popularized by John Wick and Drive and turns it up to 11. Initially, it’s not clear exactly where Myers’ character, a hobbling janitor with crooked teeth, fits into the picture. The world of Terminal is one of contract killers, or at least people on close terms with death. Though the janitor is certainly quirky enough to fit in with the rest of the colorful cast, he’s not a killer -- or so we’re led to think.