Academy Award winner Ang Lee is well-known for making masterpieces like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Brokeback Mountain and Life of Pi. Known for his knack of picking unusual storylines and a sense of visual aesthetics, Ang Lee's latest offering, Gemini Man, is a sci-fi thriller of an unusual kind. Will Smith plays the lead in the film, with Clive Owen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Benedict Wong in supporting roles. Will Smith Joins Son Jaden Smith at Coachella to Perform the Song ‘Icon’; Watch Video.
So what's so unusual about Gemini Man? Will Smith stars as this experienced assassin who is suddenly being hounded by a new assassin to be killed. What's more, his assailant could predict every move he makes, as if he is able to know him inside out. Well, it could be because the guy sent out to kill him happens to his own younger self.
I am sure the first thing you would cry is 'Looper'. The Rian Johnson thriller had Joseph Gordon Lewitt's younger assassin tasked to kill his older self, played by Bruce Willis. However, unlike Looper, there is no time travel involved here. Instead, from the kind of conversations between the characters, it looks like the younger Will Smith is cloned from the older one. Will Smith Thanks Ranveer Singh For Teaching Him Bollywood Dance, Gully Boy Actor Replies With This Hilarious Hip-Hop Video!
Watch the trailer of Gemini Man below:
Of course, the highlight of the film is the de-aging CGI used to make Will Smith younger. It does make its needed impact, though Will Smith's face looks too smooth to be taken seriously. Well, what do you guys think? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.