It looks like Ang Lee's new movie, Gemini Man, is getting some pretty great early reactions from fans and from critics.
Starring the charismatic Hollywood A-lister Will Smith, Lee's new science fiction action movie Gemini Man follows the story of an aging hitman targeted by a younger clone of himself. Though the film is set for release this year, Gemini Man was actually conceived in 1997, going through development hell for nearly 20 years.
A number of notable directors like Tony Scott, Joe Carnahan, and Curtis Hanson were attached to the project at some point in time. Major Hollywood stars like Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, and Clint Eastwood had all been set to take the lead role at one time or another.
Now, after two decades of developmental purgatory, it looks like the film has officially come to life, and early viewers can't help but marvel over Gemini Man's impressive visuals.
Taking to Twitter, viewers, and critics who've been to early screenings of Gemini Man have been sharing their thoughts on the film, and while the 20-year-old script doesn't seem to have aged well, everyone seems to love the technical prowess of the movie.
Not only do these early reviews call the film a "technical marvel, but" they also call it a "visually visceral experience."
The impressive visuals and 3D effects shouldn't come as a surprise to Lee's fans. Though the director has been able to direct films in a broad range of genres with movies like Ride with the Devil, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hulk, Brokeback Mountain, and Lust, Caution, he's also had great success with technically complicated films like Life of Pi.
Gemini Man is set for release on October 11, 2019.
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