CWhat’s Screening Review: Even two Will Smith’s couldn’t save ‘Gemini Man’


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PHOENIX – Fresh off Aladdin, Will Smith is back in a blockbuster film where I like him the most. Even better, there’s twice Will Smith in Gemini Man.

Gemini Man is an action-thriller starring Smith as Henry Brogan, an elite assassin, who is suddenly targeted and pursued by a mysterious young (Junior) operative that seemingly can predict his every move. 

Just in case you’re wondering how did Smith play both parts, well he didn’t. According to the actor, this is the first 100% CGI creation based on him, the details that were put into the clone behind the scenes were amazing.

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However, as the movie goes along. It’s very evident that there’s a clear difference between the clone and Will Smith, this takes away from the audience experience diving into the film.

Gemini Man missed an opportunity for character development, the only person I was drawn to was Smith, mostly because he’s the Fresh-Prince. Mary Elizabeth Winstead who plays Danny Zakarweski and Benedict Wong (Baron), provides a few laughs, but mostly exists in Gemini Man.

The most memorable parts were the action scenes with the motorcycles racing through Cartagena, Colombia. Revving up the engine, Smith and Junior trade mind-blowing shots at each other.

Gemini Man is written like a 90’s blockbuster with 2019 graphics and we deserve much more.

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

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