Clones in new sci-fi thriller

15 October 2019 | Art and Entertainment

It’s a story that has been told before: A hired killer is ready to put his gun down, but the bosses don’t
like the idea. So, there’s a twist.
In Gemini Man, Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is a 51-year old contract killer who wants out of the game.
His bosses decide to send in Junior, an assassin tailor-made to kill him. But, on removing his
sunglasses and backwards baseball cap, Junior is revealed to be… a younger clone of Henry.
According to The Guardian, Ang Lee’s film was shot at 120 frames per second (rather than the usual
24) and is presented in 3D, presumably in the hope that its stunts and set pieces, like a bullet train
that whips around a corner, will appear more visceral. This has the opposite effect to that which was
intended, rendering the image inert and uncannily flat. It’s only immersive in the sense that you feel
as though you’re on a TV set or sound stage.
Forbes writes that you should still go and see the film, especially if you are a Smith fan.
The sci-fi action movie has the hallmarks of a summer popcorn flick abroad but unfortunately wound
up in October and is suffering in the wake of Joker’s blockbuster performance, and is taking
significant hits from critics who overwhelmingly dislike the movie.
If sci-fi is your thing and you like Will Smith, go see the movie! WE gives the film 3 out 5.

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