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Cloning Returns in Will Smith’s Gemini Man...Did It Work? Gemini Man Movie Review by Ms. H

  The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent those of allgames.com.

Introduction to Gemini Man Movie Review by Ms. H

A while back “clone” was the buzzword, even though recently it has not been in the spotlight as much.  Enter Gemini Man, a Will Smith movie that not only reintroduced the concept of cloning but in my purview, took it to another level.  Did it work for the movie Gemini Man? Check out my movie review of Gemini Man to find out.

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Plot of Gemini Man Movie

If you watched the trailer for the Gemini Man movie, you probably know there are at least two Will Smith characters in it --  one current -- and one from his younger days. Will Smith plays the older character, Henry Brogan and voice acted the younger character, Jackson Brogan also known as Junior.  

You may be surprised that the movie itself does not center primarily around having these “two Will Smith’s” as a plot per se, but is centered around his job as well as the likelihood or non-likelihood of his retirement.  Also squeezed into the movie equation is a female “friendship” interest person which I will allude to later in my movie review.

Pros of Gemini Man Movie

Action in Gemini Man Movie

There is a fair amount of action in the Gemini Man movie, especially the scenes with the young Will Smith’s character battling the older one.  You may have to be patient when the movie first starts before the action kicks in; however, the non-action parts set the stage for the movie plot.

Will Smith as Lead Actor in Gemini Man Movie 

Will Smith appears in just about every frame of the movie Gemini Man. So if you are a fan of Will Smith, you will see him numerous times throughout the film.  I think this is a plus for the movie, because for the most part, Will Smith appears to be a popular star not only in films but in social media including YouTube as well.

Setting of Gemini Man Movie

I liked the fact that the movie veered from being basically a land based-film, to one where boating and the ocean were involved.  This was a nice change, even though of course, the movie scenes returned to land depending on what was going on in the film.

Spoiler Alert: Friendly Banter at the End of the Gemini Man Movie

You may enjoy listening to the conversation between the young and the older Will Smith’s characters just before the credits rolled at the end of the movie.  The flow of the dialogue was realistic and appeared not to be scripted, even though more than likely, of course it was.

Little Known Fact about the Gemini Man Movie:  Will Smith stated during a talk show interview that  Gemini Man is the first movie to use a 100% digital character (young Will Smith’s character) alongside an actor.

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Cons of Gemini Man Movie

Repetitive Fight Scenes in Gemini Man Movie

In my opinion, some of the fight moves seemed repetitive in motion.  I especially noticed this was happening with the younger Will Smith’s character, where he seemed to repeat quite a bit of his fight moves including flps, etc.  

Random Female Characters in Gemini Man Movie

To me, it was confusing as to why the female character, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Dani Zakarweski was placed in the movie.  Her role seemed ambiguous -- as a friend, a co-conspirator, etc.  Unfortunately, I felt she was placed in the movie just to have a female presence alongside Will Smith’s character.  

The other female character’s role (Linda Emond as Janet Lassiter) was clear; however, it is unexplained how she is non-existent in the latter part of the movie -- especially if she was supposedly running this operation.

Lots of “Sleeper Parts” in Gemini Man Movie

There are many slow moments in the Gemini Man movie that in my opinion dragged the film along and did not advance the storyline.  I will admit that I dozed off briefly during some of the slow parts and was able to determine what I missed when I awoke and felt caught up to the movie --  which indicates the movie could have eliminated some of these parts.

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Assessment of Gemini Man Movie

Gemini Man is a solid 3 star movie; however, I  added a “¾” star mainly because I think it is admirable that Will Smith carried this film from start to finish. Even though his acting skills are not up to par  with Denzel Washington and some others, I think it says a lot about an actor who can effortlessly move from doing a Netflix movie and return back to the movie screen in a big way.

In response to the question if cloning worked for the Gemini Man movie,  my answer would be a resounding “Yes.”

Rating of Gemini Man

Based on a rating of 1 star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate Gemini Man 3 ¾ stars.

Did the Hype Match the Joker Movie? Joker Movie Review by Ms. H

 

Disclaimer:  The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent those of allgames.com.

Introduction to Joker Movie Review by Ms. H

After reading and hearing the warnings about attending the Joker movie, I was apprehensive at first about seeing it. I wondered what was in this movie that could possibly warrant an increased security presence, etc. However, I decided to watch the Joker movie for myself and come to my own conclusion.  So how was it? Did the Joker movie live up to the hype? Check out my movie review of Joker to find out.

Categorization of the Joker Movie

There are many different genres of movies, ranging from comedies to suspense, dramas, thrillers, etc.  Of the various labels, I would categorize Joker as psychological drama -- not a thriller, per se -- but a drama. In fact, I would compare this movie to Glass, specifically James McAvoy’s character which was also a drama similar to this type.

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Plot of the Joker Movie

The Joker movie centers around the character Arthur Fleck played by Joaquin Phoenix attempting to realize his aim to become a comedian. In the midst of trying to achieve this, he had several personal obstacles that seemed to hamper him reaching his goal -- many tied to a character he plays as part of his job which is a clown.  I’m not sure if the director was trying to get the audience to sympathize with the Joker; however I do know a lot of time was spent on his psychological background which probably attributed to the long movie length.

Disconnects in the Joker Movie

There were several disconnects in the Joker movie.  For example, a disconnect or illogical sequence of events occurred during the conversations with him and his social worker where he made a comment relative to her listening to him -- which she did not bother to answer.  Another disconnect was that the TV host seemingly did not recognize who Joaquin Phoenix’s character was -- even though he had previously called him on the stage from his audience during a previous TV show.  

Drum roll please….  The biggest disconnect was the idea that the city of Gotham would all of a sudden become riottus because of the plight of the Joker when he seemed to be absorbed with his own personal issues rather than those of the people. Additionally there was a disconnect when it was inferred that people were  rioting against how rich people treated them, when the Joker, in fact, wasted no time to destroy someone who was not wealthy.

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Acting Skills of Joaquin Phoenix in the Joker Movie

I think Joaquin Phoenix did an excellent job in portraying the Joker.  Personally, I think the director took too long to get him into the character of the Joker, even though I knew the storyline dealt with how one of Batman’s enemies - the Joker - actually became the Joker.  That being said, I don’t think you will be disappointed by the performance of Joaquin Phoenix in showing off his acting skills in the Joker.

Assessment of the Joker Movie

I was relieved that the violence did not escalate to what I thought it would in the Joker movie.  While concentrating on the psychological aspect of the Joker, I think the writer/director remembered at the last hour that there may have to be some type of altercation between characters in the movie.  I get the impression, the appearance of the character who got destroyed was more of an afterthought than the main focus of the movie.

Suffice it to say -- There was a lot of hype prior to the movie release of the Joker.  As is mostly always the case -- the hype to me seemed to be overly-exaggerated.  In hindsight, maybe there should have been more increased security in the movie theater during the Rambo Last Blood movie, since I lost count of the number of humans destroyed in that film. That being said, my opinion is that making movies safe via security, etc. should be prevalent at all times, regardless of the particular movie that may be showing.

Rating of the Joker  Movie

I rate Joaquin Phoenix 5 stars relative to his acting performance.  As for the film itself -- I rate the Joker movie 3 ½ stars.

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What Ruined the Return of Rambo? Rambo Last Blood Movie Review by Ms. H

Disclaimer:  The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent those of allgames.com. The Rambo Last Blood movie is rated R meaning to see it -- you must be 17 years of age or older unless accompanied by parents or adult guardians.

introduction to Rambo Last Blood Movie Review by Ms. H

I inadvertently came across reviews criticizing the Rambo Last Blood movie before I actually saw the film. That being said, I wanted to see the movie for myself and come to my own conclusion as to whether or not it was a “good” movie. 

Did the Rambo Last Blood movie deliver? Did Sylvester Stallone stretch the limits of violence in some of the scenes, maybe to draw audiences who prefer this type action?  Should you see it? Check out my movie review to find out.

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Plot of Rambo Last Blood Movie

The kidnapping plot has become almost routine, even though it is not any less tragic.  The Rambo Last Blood movie centers around his niece who became a victim of a crime of this nature.  Consequently, Rambo goes to extreme measures which were quite violent in nature to seek revenge.  

Ultra-Violence Depicted in Rambo Last Blood Movie

The good news is that the gruesome violence does not start until about one-third ways into the movie.  The bad news is that the violence escalates from there until just before the end of the movie. If Sylvester Stallone’s goal was to get people to talk about the return of Rambo, I think he succeeded -- but the talk may not be what he expected. 

Inconsistencies in Rambo Last Blood Movie

If you look past all the violence, several incidents seemed out of place in the movie to me.  For instance, after talking to her uncle about going to Mexico and being told not to -- you see his niece getting in her car and driving off.  Of course, she heads to Mexico instead of where he thought she was doing. The question is why did he allow her to drive off. Also after seeing Sylvester Stallone’s character violently and graphically destroy the niece’s captor’s throat, the captor was still able to talk.  (Yes, that scene is shown graphically in the movie).

Spoiler Alert: Instead of driving his very ill niece out of Mexico, why wasn’t an ambulance called where she could have received faster emergency treatment and probably could have survived?

 Spoiler Alert: Other odd happenings is the idea of a strange woman following him after he goes to rescue his niece, and of course conveniently being there to help him after he became a victim.  The greatest inconsistency was the idea of the gang finding Rambo at his home and conveniently being ambushed and targeted in numerous violent ways. An even greater inconsistency is what was their motivation to go to Rambo's home? In summary, lots of illogical events happened in the Rambo Last Blood movie in addition to the out of control violence.

Length of the Rambo Last Blood Movie

The good news is that the Rambo Last BLood movie is of average length -- lasting only 1 hour and 39 minutes.  So if you decide to watch the Rambo Last Blood movie, it will not take up much of your time.

Spoiler Alert:  More good news is the movie ends with quite a few scenes from some of the previous Rambo movies.  In fact and in hindsight, these scenes, in my opinion were the highlights of the Rambo Last Blood movie.  Unfortunately, you have to sit through the other scenes at the movie theater prior to them appearing. 

Assessment of Rambo Last Blood Movie

If you want to see the extent to which the Rambo Last Blood movie went to show violent scenes, you may want to check out this film.  However if you are looking for a movie with an intriguing, attention-grabbing storyline, I cannot recommend that you see the Rambo Last Blood movie.  Of course, you may want to see the movie out of curiosity; however, I want to warn you of possible disappointment -- depending of whether you like watching these type movies.

To answer the question -- What ruined the return of Rambo? In a nutshell, ultra-violent graphic scenes, inconsistencies and illogical actions as well as lack of a good storyline ruined the return of Rambo in the Rambo Last Blood movie.

Rating of  Rambo Last Blood Movie

Based on a rating of l star to 5 stars with 5 stars being the highest, I rate the Rambo Last Blood movie 1 ½ stars.

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