Monday, 3 February 2020

Gemini Man Movie Review (Cert 12) and 2 x DVD Giveaway (sent by Paramount)

Gemini Man is available to Download & Keep from today, 3rd February, and will be out on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD from 17th February. Paramount Home Entertainment's newest release is an action thriller starring Will Smith, which will keep you on your toes from beginning to end.

Suitable for viewers aged around 12+ because of the peril and danger which the main character faces, Ang Lee's latest movie is packed with epic fight scenes and some groundbreaking visual effects - Will Smith with Will Smith features quite heavily and it's very well done.

Gemini Man DVD cover showing Will Smith and young Will Smith

The story follows retired hitman Henry Brogan, forced to go on the run because he is being hunted by a keen, highly skilled young assassin determined to catch his target.

I don't want to give away too much of the storyline, as there are twists and turns throughout, but Henry Brogan is an assassin who almost botches his last job and decides it's time to retire. He rents a house boat and settles back, but very quickly realises he's being watched, and his life is in danger.

Henry attempts to escape along with the agent originally sent to watch him, who is now in danger herself. He is tracked by an assassin who almost equals him in skill, but is younger and faster. I don't think it's giving too much away to say that he discovers this is a younger version of himself.... who is he? Where did he come from? And who sent him?

Gemini Man is actually a bit slow-going in parts and lost the attention of a couple of my family in the middle 3rd. It speeds up again in the final 3rd, and actually has a lot of depth underneath the 'action movie' frontage. It's not Will Smith's finest piece of acting, and a couple of times the CGI is 'uncanny valley-obvious', but overall I felt it was very well done.

Bonus features on the Digital, Blu-ray and 4K Combo Pack discs include an alternate opening, deleted scenes and clips showing how Ang Lee's use of CGI and live action gave us a very impressive 'young Will Smith'. In a Paramount First, the 4K Ultra HD Disc Presents the Film in 60FPS (Frames-Per-Second), along with an exclusive Visual Effects Featurette in 60FPS

Gemini Man is available to Download & Keep on 3rd February 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD 17th February 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. Available from all good stockists, including Amazon (affiliate link below).


Paramount Home Entertainment have kindly offered two of my readers a copy of Gemini Man on DVD for themselves. Entry to the giveaway is by the Gleam form below. None of your details are used for anything other than this giveaway, and once the winner has been informed and admin complete, they're deleted.

The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 1st March 2020 and is open to UK entrants only. Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. If you are new to Gleam there is a link to help, as well as my other UK giveaways here...

Gemini Man (Cert 12) 2 x DVD Giveaway (sent by Paramount)

We were sent our copy of Gemini Man for review. The Amazon link is affiliate, which will earn me a few pence if you buy through my link, but never costs you a penny. It helps keep the website running.

46 comments:

  1. Libra and im nothing like what my star sign, says i should be

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  2. I'm a Leo, and I think it does suit me because I'm loyal and trustworthy, but passionate and I have a loud roar!

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  3. I am loyal and it doesn't really suit me as I don't see myself as a scary lion!

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  4. I was born under Gemini but I have no idea! I'm just me!

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  5. I'm an Aquarius and I do love being in the water!

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  6. Robert Mark Ward4 February 2020 at 11:41

    I'm Cancer & the older I get the crabbier I get, hence I'm known as Grumpy Grandad!

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  7. Strengths: Progressive, original, independent, humanitarian

    Weaknesses: Runs from emotional expression, temperamental, uncompromising, aloof

    Aquarius likes: Fun with friends, helping others, fighting for causes, intellectual conversation, a good listener

    Aquarius dislikes: Limitations, broken promises, being lonely, dull or boring situations, people who disagree with them

    I tick every single box!

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  8. I'm a Scorpio and kind and gentle however there is no mean STING about me.

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  9. Karen hutchinson5 February 2020 at 08:54

    Scorpio - loyal , stubborn with a sting in the tail ! - that’s me 😂

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  10. I'm Taurus but it's a load of bull! ;)

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  11. i'm aries and they are bossy so pretty spot on

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  12. Im a Libra and I think it suits me as im really fair and I avoid conflict at all costs

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  13. Virgo and yes it does suit me as I am very organised and love a list!

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  14. Gemini - totally fits my personality

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  15. I am libra and i have to admit it is 100 percent what it says

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  16. Pisces and I do seem to have the trait of looking for the best in everything or through rose tinted glasses.

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  17. Im a capricorn, and many things get my goat!

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  18. Leo . . .
    Positive Traits
    Kind and helpful. The Leo easily shows love and affection on people.
    Energetic. Ruled by the Sun, this sign has tons of energy.
    Optimistic. The glass is half-full and that’s it.
    Straightforward. Honesty is something the Leo is familiar with.
    Loyal. And they demand the same in return.

    Negative Traits
    Headstrong. It takes a lot of convincing to change their mind.
    Egoistic. Actually, their ego is so big that it stumbles them in their path to success.
    Possessive. Prone to jealousy.
    Dominating. Because he/she is the King of the Jungle, remember?
    Impatient. I want it all and I want it now!
    Arrogant. Self-centred. Because this is how a king should behave!

    This is all very much me!!

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  19. I am a Libran, which is right for me as I always like to weigh up all my options

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  20. pisces and it suits me down to a tee

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  21. Cancer - a bit of a halfway house as some elements do suit me!

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  22. I'm a virgo, and it depends on which source you believe as they all seem to list slightly different qualities

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  23. Aries, and no I don't think it fits at all!

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  24. I'm a virgo, and I read that we live in 'organised chaos' and that pretty much sums up my home and my personality!!

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  25. Taurus - and whilst I don't really believe in it all, it is eerily accurate about my stubborn personality!

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  26. I am a Leo, I think it's correct somewhat. I can become fiery when pushed lol

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  27. I'm a Taurus & according to the people who know me best I am definitely like my star sign.

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  28. Aquarius and kinda does.

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  29. Leo - I have no idea if it suits me because I don't follow that sort of thing

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  30. I'm Aries - not really, doesn't match me.

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  31. I am Sagittarian and it does suit me because I love my freedom!

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  32. I am a Gemini. Yes, it matches my personality a little bit.

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  33. I am Libra and yes, it does suit me

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  34. I'm Aries - not sure if it suits me to be honest.

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  35. Pyrex - I was a test tube baby. Not really,Taurus

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  36. Sagittarius. Half man/half horse. I couldn't possibly comment....

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  37. I am a Leo and would say half me lol :-)

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  38. Cancer is my star sign and it is totally me as I tend to go inside my shell from time to time. Plus I get super emotional during a full moon

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  39. Pisces and most of the time it does

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  40. Capricorn and my girlfriend thinks it suits me.

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