‘Gemini Man’ Gives ‘Sims’ Vibes with Digital Clone

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I saw “Gemini Man” last weekend and honestly there isn’t much to say about it. It wasn’t a bad movie, but it just didn’t have enough power to keep up with the likes of Will Smith.

Smith carried the movie. Had it been a different, less talented actor, the movie would not have been good… like at all.

I would just like to add that Will Smith’s jeans and his genes looked absolutely amazing in the movie, and they were probably the highlights besides his digital doppelganger that kept appearing throughout. I went with a few friends who later ditched me for the “Joker” movie— which I still have not seen— but I was very content sitting alone in the front row.

As said before, there really is not much to the movie. For me, it was like a movie you see as a kid that you remember when you’re now 23 years old and trying to make a point to a drunk friend. The fact that they made Smith look like his younger self (or more like a Sims character) was cool, but I felt like that was really all I had come for: to see this realistic cartoon in action.

There were probably two scenes that were amazing to me and had me on the edge of my seat. One was when the much younger clone attempts to kill 51-year-old Smith on many occasions. Not to spoil the movie, but it would have been better if they remained enemies like Killmonger and T’Challa in “Black Panther.”

The two just became friends way too quick and then all of a sudden, he became a father figure trying to guide his younger self into making the right decisions. I don’t know why, but it did not make sense that Will Smith was actually attempting to mentor this “NBA 2k10”-character look-alike as if he actually existed. Come on, the kids face glitched anytime he changed emotion.

To be honest, it was a really good movie. It could have been so much better if the creators focused on the plot more than the graphics, but Hollywood, right? I wouldn’t be upset to view a sequel in hopes they can redeem themselves from the predictable movie, but for now it gets a 7/10 from me.

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