Cutting Edge VFX & Superb Action Elevate Predictable Plot
The Gemini Man is a high tech wonder with a low IQ scenario. Fortunately, the state-of-the-art special effects, stunning action scenes and engaging engaging performances complete the plot. Ang Lee, the director of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and The life of Pi Oscar winner, once again advance cinematographic technology. His results here are mixed, but the effort is appreciated. The Gemini Man has breathtaking moments despite an obvious and predictable narrative.
Will Smith plays the role of Henry Brogan, the deadliest murderer of the Defense Intelligence Agency. His career as a secret agent is unmatched. Brogan decides to retire after receiving contradictory information about his latest move. He has had enough after decades of murder, but the DIA refuses to cut the line. Brogan escapes a strike team with a colleague (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) charged with watching him.
On the run with the help of an old friend (Benoît Wong), Brogan is attacked by a lonely assassin with incredible skills. He is stunned by the tenacity and abilities of the mysterious killer. A brief overview of a rifle scope offers a terrifying revelation. Brogan is pursued by a younger and more lethal version of himself.
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Let's start with the bells and whistles. Ang Lee photographed Gemini Man Digitally with 4K 3D cameras modified at a high frame rate (hr) of 120 frames per second (fps). Most movies are shot and viewed at 24 fps, so Gemini Man looks hyper realistic. In the United States, only 14 theaters are able to project the film at this speed, so that the entire audience will not benefit from this experience. Do not feel left out. I found that 120 frames per second were shocking and unnatural. At 24 frames per second in stereoscopic 3D, The Man with Gemini looks incredible; spectacularly bright. Coupled with the computer technology used to create the clone's performance, the movie is truly revolutionary to watch.
Where Gemini Man falls flat, that is all the banality of history. Originally written by Darren Lemke in 1997, the version we see was created by David Benioff ( Game of Thrones ) and the King of Hollywood Rewritings, Billy Ray ( by Captain Phillips ). They needed to spice up the punch of classic sci-fi thriller suspensions. The phenomenal action scenes are dulled by a total lack of surprises. The man with Gemini never deviates from what was expected. A lot of time, energy and expertise have been devoted to technological aspects. Ang Lee, whom I consider a great director of all time, needed to extend this wealth according to the scenario.
Will Smith continues to deliver the products of the action. An actor with a weak presence on the screen could not have drawn the duality of this role. Smith is quite credible as a scathing old man and young male clone who was sent to replace him. True, the "Junior" character is a CGI composition composed of a substitute (Victor Hugo), but Smith's mannerisms were captured with the move to create the performance. He and his co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead infuse the charisma for what is essentially characters by heart on the page. her downsides. Ang Lee raises the medium each time he passes behind the camera. The Gemini Man dares to be daring on the cinematographic level. It does not reach all the ambitious goals, but constitutes a visual stroll that is worth it. Fans of science fiction and action will certainly be entertained. The Man with Gemini is a production of Skydance Media, Jerry Bruckheimer, Fosun Pictures and Alibaba Pictures, distributed by Paramount.
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