Movies On My Mind

Bring back Lee Ang the no-frills storyteller

The director's early films - unlike his recent technology-packed Gemini Man - told compelling tales of the Chinese diaspora experience without gimmicks

Will Smith's face is in my face. It is big and distractingly shiny, as is the rest of Gemini Man.

This conspiracy action thriller now in cinemas stars Smith as elite government assassin Henry Brogan. He is 51 and nearing retirement when suddenly hunted by a mysterious sniper - his faster, fitter, 30-year-younger clone named, amusingly, Junior.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 22, 2019, with the headline 'Bring back Lee Ang the no-frills storyteller'. Print Edition | Subscribe