John’s Gemini Man review

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Gemini Man is coming to theaters this weekend, and it’s an ambitious project from director Ang Lee and actor Will Smith. The film is shot in 120 fps and 4K, but the bad news is that moviegoers will have to choose one format or another. As for the concept of an older Will Smith going up against a younger version of himself, it is intriguing, and that is possible thanks to new technology. The story is pretty straightforward, but there are moments when seeing the two Smiths fight felt very sublime.

Does the de-aging technology work? Yes and no. The first time the two Smiths are seen fighting, it was an action-packed sequence that was amplified by HFR (high frame rate). Most of the time, the younger version of Smith was very off-putting and crossed the uncanny valley. This is really apparent during scenes in the daytime.

You can check out my video review of Gemini Man below. Also, you can read Mark Pacis’ review here.

Synopsis: Henry Brogan is an elite assassin who becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. To his horror, he soon learns that the man who’s trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.

The film is directed by Ang Lee (Hulk, Life of Pi) and stars Will Smith as Henry Brogan and Junior, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Danny Zakarweski, Clive Owen as Clayton “Clay” Varris, Benedict Wong as Baron, Linda Emond as Janet Lassiter, Theodora Miranne as Kitty, Douglas Hodge as Jack Willis, Ilia Volok as Yuri Kovacs, E.J. Bonilla as Marino, and Björn Freiberg as Keller

Gemini Man hits theaters on October 11, 2019.

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