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Gemini Man (2019) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Whilst not the worst CGI wank fest this year (Alita still holds that dubious honour), the Ang Lee/Will Smith/Fresh Prince Will Smith team up Gemini Man still leaves a lot to be desired.  Like story.  Or emotion. Or FX that don’t make the film look like the 90’s Matrix video game.  The simple problem here is not with the technology (which sadly doesn’t work and gives me serious concerns for the upcoming Irishman) it’s that this feels exactly like what it is – a 90’s action film made 25 years too late. The whole thing feels out of date.  Smith does his best but the uncanny valley is in full effect and the wafer thin story, obvious twists, lack lustre direction by Lee and a phones in shit Clive Owen performance leaves you wishing they just hadn’t bothered.

Best Bit: Smith is good

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: Alita: Battle Angel, Face/Off, The Irishman

5 out of 10 stars

 


 

 

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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