Gemini Man Review

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Gemini Man Review

Christian Cohen, Review Writer

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Hello skyhawks, the movie Gemini Man has recently been released to theatres on October 11th. I had obtained the opportunity of seeing this movie during the four day weekend and it was a new experience. This movie was using a different form of definition which looks like it could be the recent newly introduced 8K definition. It looked as if you were playing a video game on a PS4 or an Xbox one which is one of the reasons why I enjoyed this movie but it is flawed in more than some ways.

The plot of Gemini Man is mainly based on a retired assassin that is being hunted down by the agency he has been working for. Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is trying to figure out why he is being targeted and plans to stop it. He finds a couple of friends to help him out in his mission, though they had no choice in the first part. The plot is similar to that of a choice FPS game like Detroit become human, GTA, Dark souls, Half-life, etc. All of those games include a choice based system and whichever choice you pick during a certain event in the game may lead to multiple endings or a millennia of different events. The way some of the character’s pause in Gemini Man makes it seem like an actual video game especially with the 8K definition.

The effects throughout the movie were superb at times but faulted on some parts. The de-aging effect they used on Will smith worked and actually made him look authentically young. Although if the “young Will Smith” is shown with different angles it doesn’t seem that way. The character development grows continuously through the movie as you see both sides of the story, Henry and Jr’s (young Will Smith) story. This story has many morals that could be easily found with some perception of how the story is paced and what is going on. Some morals include: Learning to love yourself and not disregard it, facing your demons, trust in friends, don’t let the past determine who you are in the present, etc. It’s a movie that could be revolutionary to how future cinematic movies are made. 8K is not for everyone but it is an acquired taste that becomes satisfying.

If you are a gamer then I suggest seeing this movie, if not it is still a good throwback picture. The movie is rated PG-13 for the moderate amounts of violence with the use of guns, but other than that it is safe to watch with family members. I would give Gemini man a 7/10 rating for: the 8K definition, resemblance of a high def. video game, character development, and plot. Now go see it for yourselves fellow skyhawks!

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