The Scary Realization that Gemini Man Brings Into Question


Gemini Man is a really interesting style of movie that for the most part, feels unrealistic. Yet that is the amazing part: the movie is totally plausible. If you’ve seen the trailers you know that Henry Brogan (Will Smith) is the best assassin in the world, but someone is after him. We as the audience can clearly see exactly who this antagonist is. It is Henry Brogan himself, yet at a younger age. A clone if you’d prefer. Having a clone of the main character makes the plot of the story so much more interesting, especially when it makes the main character and the clone almost equally matched. In my opinion making the fights more interesting as they both use different tactics to beat each other to make up for what they are lacking. 

For example, the older Henry is more experienced and strategic yet isn’t as strong or fast as his younger self. So, he ends up using his mind to outmaneuver his opponent instead of using brute strength. As for the younger version, I loved seeing how Henry would fight against an opponent that can use the entire landscape to his advantage. Even though the younger one was less experienced in total combat, he was able to outmaneuver most of what was put in his way. In its entirety the movie was heartfelt and is a technologic marvel for everything that it has done. 

On a side note though, the idea of a clone isn’t really too far off at all because we have cloned several animals already. So, we aren’t too far at all away from being able to replicate a human mind and body. The only thing that will stop us would be the moral aspect of making clones of humans. Because the idea of doing it is terrible because technically you’d be forcing another human to do things that they might not actually want to do.

Like in the movie, the clone, though all he ever knew was violence, actually wanted to go to college and go into engineering. Yes, he was made to be the best of the best, but that couldn’t change his free will. So the morality I feel would overpower the idea of cloning a person for any reason. Yes, they could help us push forward to eradicate all viruses, we could use them in wars instead of normal human lives. Doing this though would begin to take away the value of human life; The value of experiences that a person has had. In turn, these turns of events would most likely ruin our society . Reducing the human race to becoming desensitized to the idea of death by knowing that there is a clone of that person able to be made to fill their spot.