Release Date: October 11, 2019
Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Will Smith, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong
Plot: The best assassin in the world must stay alive while his much younger and more agile clone is trying to kill him
Clint Says: Wait for the digital release
Will Smith is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood history. Ang Lee is an Oscar-winning director. One would hope that a team like this would make an amazing film.
Yes, this movie does have some good suspense and an intriguing story line, but there is so much more about it that is below average.
First, the effects are just plain terrible. It looks like they pulled out the CGI software from 2005 and decided to give it another shot. The young Will Smith never looks right, to the point where every time he was on screen it pulled me out of the story. The action scenes are just as bad with the effects moving faster than reality. Your eye knows when it is seeing something moving faster than it should be, and in the case of this movie almost all of the effects move too fast.
As for the acting, Smith does a fine job. Benedict Wong steals the show with his funny one-liners. Unfortunately, the entire cast had to work with a horrible script. There are so many eye-rolling line delivered that it got to the point where the audience was laughing at lines that were never meant to be funny.
This is a film that will quickly be forgotten. There is nothing that makes it worth seeing in theaters, and there is no way anybody will call this a great film. It is mediocre at best, and well below average for a Will Smith movie.
We are getting to the part of the year where a lot of great films will be in theaters. Save your money and wait for one of those.