On September 18, the first reviews of the Gemini action movie directed by Ang Lee appeared on the net. For several months now, the film has been promoted at professional shows as a technological miracle – here is the digital version of the young Will Smith, and real 3D, and the original picture in 120 fps and 4K.
The technological part impressed the journalists especially strongly – they even advise in chorus to watch a picture in 3D. With the action, too, everything is fine, but the plot is rustic.
There’s one scene in #GeminiMan where old Smith and young Smith have an all-out brawl with one another. It’s pretty amazing to watch. I asked Ang Lee how they executed that sequence, and he said it was so involved it took 9 months to complete. 9 months for a fight scene! pic.twitter.com/aPq0RwTRSD— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) 18 September 2019
There is a scene in the film where the old and young Smiths arrange a full-fledged skirmish. It looks just unbelievable. I asked Ang Lee how he achieved this, and he said that the process took 9 months. 9 months to the battle scene!
Gemini is an interesting look at films in the spirit of Bourne, but with the addition of science fiction. It is interesting, but it lacks history to be really deep. There are many interesting scenes, but the overall impression is a bit blurry.
Earlier, a film distributor in the Russian Federation in conversation with DTF confirmed that the picture can be viewed at 120 frames per second in Russia – the list of halls will be announced closer to the start. True, the 3D version of the picture will work at 60 fps – this is due to the technological limitations of the projectors.
But some Chinese viewers will be able to see the picture as it was conceived – in 4K, HDR, 120 fps and 3D at the same time.
“Gemini” goes to rent on October 10.