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Gemini Man (2019)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Tino, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Edwin-S

    Edwin-S Lead Actor
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    I guess the line "He's you" wasn't clear enough for you. Also, the trailer clearly indicates that the reason the guy was created in the first place is that he is the only one with the identical ability to kill his other self. In fact, they are so identical that the older one can anticipate what the younger one would do.

    I said the concept of sending one self to kill the other is the same. I really don't care about the method of bringing the two into conflict . the concept at its most basic level is that an identical version of oneself, with the same abilities and thought processes is brought into conflict with the other.

    I never said I was disinterested in it. You projected that on to me. I also said there is room for more than one film to explore the theme. However, I guess you missed that part.
     
  2. Neil Middlemiss

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    I must have been going off this reasonable, enthusiastic response.
     
  3. Edwin-S

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    And then I expanded on it. I can't help that you decided to ignore every thing else that I posted after that because you had to prove a point to me.
     
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    For what it may be worth, and I am not trying to enter into any argument here, Gemini does mean twins. But they can be fraternal instead of identical, no?;)
     
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    I think Edwin, I was just unconvinced by the rest of your posts.
     
  6. Edwin-S

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    Fine by me, Neil. Personally, I think you just ignored them to try to prove a point to me, but I'll respect your disagreement with my points.
     
  7. Neil Middlemiss

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    Ha :)

    I think this film looks terrific, largely for the contemplative tone amidst the action of someone facing their younger selves...even though that other person isn't them (that dynamic is what most interests me and is where I wish Star Trek: Nemesis had been more dramatically rich. In Nemesis they explicitly said Shinzon was Picard, but did endeavor to explore all the ways he really wasn't).

    Actually, this film has potentially far more in common with the final TNG Trek film than Looper. I don't get a Looper vibe from this film at all.
     
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    Even if the concept is the same, and I'm not agreeing it is, the way the dialogue, characters and action are developed wouldn't be the same. That's why ideas or concepts are not property. Only the particular manner of expression of an idea or concept in fixed form is protected by law. So it's the development of the idea or concept that matters, not necessarily the idea or concept.
     
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    I have already stated that, although the concept is the same, there is room for more than one film to explore the theme.
     
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    I feel like I'm in a loop reading this thread.
     
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  12. Colin Jacobson

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    Any on where this will play high frame rate?
     
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    I'll see it because Ang Lee is directing it....
     
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    I'll see it because it's built into my AMC A-List budget. :D
     
  15. Colin Jacobson

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    Bueller? Bueller?
     
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    Don’t think it’s been announced yet. If Billy Lynn is any indication, it won’t be at many theaters in that format.
     
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    I have the impression "GM" will get broader distribution in HFR. I did poke around to find where it'll play and although I didn't locate specifics, what I read left the impression it wasn't just gonna be like 4 screens!

    Really seemed stupid to shoot "Billy" that way and only play it in a handful of theaters.

    Given that "GM" has much, much more box office potential than "Billy" ever did, I think it'll play HFR in a lot more places...
     
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    I want to know where it's playing in HFR too so I don't see it at that theater. <rim shot>
     
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    At the time Ang Lee started shooting that, Sony promised him that they’d have hundreds if not thousands of screens ready for the film’s HFR showings. But when the film was finished and didn’t do well in early test screenings, Sony withdrew most of their support. It wasn’t that only four theaters could play it; it was that Sony didn’t care to book the HFR and 3D versions more widely, anticipating that the film would already be DOA at the box office and that it wasn’t worth throwing good money after bad. So, a business decision and not a technological one.
     
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    That supports my belief that "GM" will get much broader release HFR. Seems like something they think will be a hit!
     

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