'Gemini Man' is double hassle




If I met my youthful self, I’d need to slap him — a sentiment I assume to be relatable, however one which doesn’t play out in Gemini Man. Right here, the dynamic’s inverted: Will Smith performs Henry Brogan, whose 23-year-old clone (often referred to as “Junior”) is dispatched to off Senior inside days of the older’s retirement as knowledgeable murderer. The gimmick, turning swiftly customary due to fashionable VFX — the script in some kind has been circulating since 1997, contemporaneous with Face/Off’s launch — is that each characters are performed by Smith himself, de-aged with CGI for his youthful iteration, with whom the older Smith usually shares the body.…