When you tend to over-promote or market a film a bit too much, moviegoers usually get a hint as to what kind of film it might be. The best films normally don’t need awareness. They automatically become popular by word of mouth. The best way.
It is hard to believe that lead actor Will Smith and director Ang Lee actually believed in a story which might have taken 20 years to finalize but STILL proves to be the most common and gray concept, CLONING. The only reason I decided to go for this film was Will Smith because of my recently born love for him after I completed the TV series, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.
There are no complaints when the performances of Smith or even the supporting cast, Mary Elizabeth Winstead (as Danny Zakarweski), Clive Owen (as Clayton “Clay” Varris) and Benedict Wong (as Baron) are concerned. It is, yet again, the idea of the plot (originally by Lemke) and the screenplay which is completely outdated. Smith is going about everywhere, boasting the kind of technology which has been used in this film for it’s own benefit. Yet, the purpose it is serving or the reason it is being used for is literally of the golden era.
The approach of the film and constant change of locations really reminded me of the last week’s Bollywood release, War. There certainly were editing blunders, which were very much crystal for the naked eye. Especially in the last scene. It is quite shocking that Gemini Man hails from a director who has created marvelous films like Life Of Pi and Brokeback Mountain. However, the trio responsible for the bizarre tale are David Benioff (writer of Game Of Thrones and Troy), Billy Ray (co-writer of Hunger Games) and Darren Lemke (co-writer of Shazam! and Shrek Forever After). Mistakes do happen. And this is one of them for the these three, assuredly.