Ang Lee is considered a visionary director and combined that with the star power and charisma of Will Smith, Gemini Man could have easily been a hit at the box office. As it turns out, the movie is apparently bombing hard and could lose Paramount up to $75 million.
According to The Hollywood Reporter,$140 million-budgeted Gemini Man has only earned up to $37 million domestically with $120 million worldwide gross. The studio was hoping that the Chinese market would eat the film up, but it only debuted with $21 million there. Add to that the poor reviews, lack of buzz, and a marketing push worth $100 million, and that makes for one Hollywood flop.
If anything, the only big thing that the movie has for it is the technical marvel of bringing to life an entirely CG version of young Will Smith. Despite that, it won't make up for what some say is a sluggish story and kind of a missed opportunity to what could have been an interesting film.
Even if critics hated it, I'm a firm believer in forming one's own opinion. So I urge that you see Gemini Man for yourself and see if you agree with reviews.
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.
Gemini Man is now out in theaters.
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