I’d heard great things about the de-aging technology used in Gemini Man. The younger version of Will Smith’s character, a clone, is done using computers. With how much this was raved, I figured it would be impressive. People were saying this would take deep fakes to a whole new level. I say meh, it didn’t seem that much better than what I have seen in other movies. A computer animated human still has features that makes them look not quite right. If the movie was seen on a small screen at home, it might be easier to believe. But when the person is huge on a big screen, its easy to see how fake it is.
The action is fast paced, with people moving almost too fast, especially the younger Will Smith. They tried to make both people so super awesome and better than everyone else, that they were unbelievably so, and not relatable.
The plot had flaws all over. The biggest I took issue with was how assassinating people haunted the main character so much, yet throughout the movie all he ever did was kill shots. When troops who are following orders and doing nothing else, come after him, he doesn’t hesitate to murder them with a single shot. The movie doesn’t address this at all, like those murders don’t matter, only the deaths of the people he was hired to assassinate haunt him. You would think if he is growing a conscious, like they keep stressing, he would make an effort to disarm people instead of all out murder them.
Overall, I would say the movie doesn’t live up the hype it is being given and I would not see it in theaters.