Gemini Man

*60fps (?) 3D*

The ghost of Baudrillard invoked through a resurrected '90s genre script, elevated by tech that exceeds the possibilities of current distribution: the most exciting piece of cinema I've seen in theaters this year.

While it certainly lacks Avatar's mythological scope and complex, auteurist meta-cognition, it nearly matches that film's singular formal ambitions. There's some slight dramaturgical limping, but it's intriguing to see Ang Lee revisiting the kind of father-son melodrama via genre frame that characterizes his excellent Hulk. And drama aside, there's some top-notch action filmmaking on display -- in addition to Cameron's influence, several sequences carry John Woo and Tony Scott vibes. I'm still unraveling this damn thing, but it's pretty exciting indeed!

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