When I saw the trailer I thought "Yea, I already know exactly how the story goes, but the deaging effects look nice"So I went into it expecting not much, but at least some average entertainment. But oh boy, the movie is kinda hard to enjoy. The characters have no depth, the story is totaly bland and the action in it's best moments is super average.I was right on both my predictions. The trailer already tells you the whole story and it does feel like you've already seen it before. And also, the creation of a young Will Smith totaly worked.The script is horrible and you can easily notice the flaws. There are some super obvious setups that are so randomly thrown in that you know it's gotta be important later, just to then be disappointed that the payoff is even worse. Speaking of "Bees".Sometimes it feels like scenes are missing. Some actually important stuff just happens off-screen.The finale is disappointing and unspectacular and also the special effects are super whacky. People jump and run so fast that it looks like an early 2000s movie.Conclusion: Will Smith keeps picking mediocre movies, I can't recommend you watching this, I was really bored.
I was excited to see a preview of this based off the trailers, it looked like it had such a promising premise, but that premise is wasted by poor writing and stilted dialogue. I didn't realize this was written by Beinoff until after I saw the movie but looking back on it it makes a lot of sense. This is exactly the kind of shlocky writing and stupid characters any fan of GOT has come to expect after season 8. I can feel the "Well, X character kind of forgot about Y." throughout the plot.
David Benioff....useful when adapting material, not able to write anything entertaining on his own.Will Smith is Will Smith. I like him, but there's only do much he can do with Benioff's "work".
The idea of clones is very interesting by itself, but not in this film. The story line isn't that good and is very predictable.
I did not like the CGI. It looks like someone else is wearing Will Smith's face and not in a good way. Does not look real. Many action sequences look too digitalized.
You get out of the movie thinking, OK, that's it? Where's the story? What's the point? Seems like both of them are missing.
Dialogues are painful, CGI is horrible and the writing is lazy at best. The "twists" are extremely predictable unless you're 10 years old, which is the only way I could imagine someone enjoying this movie.
I'm really disappointed. The script is awful. Boring dialogues paired with flat characters. At no time I felt connected to the story or any of the characters. Besides that I also couldn't get used to look of the movie. There were many scenes that had the look & feel of a soap opera.
Watch the trailer and that summed up everything. Nothing new, Special effect that we have seen in other movies. Will is so going under.
Listen, you saw the trailer, you know what this is. It's not winning any awards (maybe however they made Will Smith the fresh prince again)If you take it for the campy action flick it is. You'll enjoy it. Decent fight scenes. Fun motorbike chase.If you are looking for "high film" this isn't that.
The plot has a few holes, but most action films do.
Perhaps my expectations were too high. But I felt the whole clone subplot and main theme of this movie was wasted on this flick. It was too bland with absolutely nothing standing out and it could've been wholly replaced.It's hard to pinpoint the problems in the story other than being mediocre and unimaginative. The whole clone aspect was definitely wasted here. And I kept questioning the motifs of the characters involved.Some of the action scenes were good and I enjoyed them. But overall I'm fairly certain I'll pass on rewatching this.
For the record, I didn't see Gemini Man in the high frame rate which critics said made the movie look cheap, which may affect why I liked it so much but Gemini Man is a flawed but fun action thriller. It's surprisingly funny in places and has some genuinely great action sequences and is more thought provoking than I expected. Will Smith gives two great performances. The supporting performances by Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Benedict Wong are all really good. Ang Lee's direction is fantastic and it's beautifully filmed. The music by Lorne Balfe is excellent. It's only brought down by a plot with subplots that are forgotten about and CG that dips in quality during the final 10 mins, despite being impressive up until that point.