GEMINI MAN 4K Review
Henry Brogan is an elite 51-year-old assassin who’s ready to call it quits after completing his 72nd job. His plans get turned upside down when he becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. To his horror, Brogan soon learns that the man who’s trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself.
Directed By: Ang Lee
Written By: David Benioff, Billy Ray, & Darren Lemke
Starring: Will Smith (Henry Brogan / Junior), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Danny Zakarweski), Clive Owen (Clay Verris), Benedict Wong (Baron), Douglas Hodge (Jack Willis), Ralph Brown (Del Patterson), Linda Emond (Janet Lassiter), and more.
Genre: Action, Drama, & Sci-Fi
Runtime: Approx. 117 minutes
- English: Dolby Atmos
- English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
- Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
- French: Dolby Digital 5.1
- French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
- Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
- Codec: HEVC / H.265
- Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
- HDR: Dolby Vision + HDR10
- Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
- Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
- Subtitles: English, English SDH, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Cantonese, Dutch, Korean, Malay, Mandarin (Simplified), & Thai
- VFX Scene Breakdown
- Film and Special Feature in High Frame Rate (60 FPS)
- All-New Alternate opening
- Deleted Scenes
- Over an Hour of Bonus Content
I give the Gemini Man 4K a B.
Gemini Man is an edge of your seat and action-packed film that also demonstrates how far technology has come. The one thing I heard about this film was the de-aging of Will Smith and the filming in 60 FPS.
The de-aging of Will Smith was incredible though this wasn’t the first film that I had seen this done in. The first being the Irishman with Robert De Niro. The process still has some kinks that need to be worked out because though the CGI was beautifully done, it didn’t seem organic. The facial features were a bit stiff similar to Princess Leia in Rogue One.
I’m not too familiar with filming in 60 FPS but my understanding is the faster frame rate is better for capturing action while keeping motion smooth and details crisp. I honestly couldn’t tell the difference but then again I’m not a director and I was super immersed in the film.
There are many things I liked about this film but there are two things that stood out. Clive Owen’s portrayal of Clay Verris is awesome. He was a calculating, patient, and somewhat cocky villain. He played the perfect foe to Henry Brogan. Every time he is on the screen, he just catches your attention.
The character Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is the best there is. If you needed him to shoot something on a moving train from miles away, he was your man. The interactions between himself, and his younger doppelganger (Junior) were intense. Can you imagine being able to talk to your younger self and fight against yourself as well?
Catch Gemini Man out on 4K, Blu-ray, & Digital Tuesday, January 14th!