“A connoisseur knows when he has done it.” The amount of information displayed by ang lee’s 3D shooting with high frame rate is several times that of ordinary movies. Previously, the foreground and background that could not be seen clearly beyond the focus of naked eyes were shown in the 120 frame /4K/3D “top matching version” of “twin killers”. “To do a good job, we must first sharpen our tools.” this is the benefit of technology.
It is said that the investors of “Gemini Man ” spent 138 million dollars, which is equivalent to 1 billion yuan. Add in ang lee and will Smith, and “the twin killers” shouldn’t be a box office hit by any means.
But the reality is just that — the film has the lowest critical rating of lee’s recent work: 7.1 on douban, 5.7 on IMDB, 25 on rotten tomatoes and 38 on MTC. Box office debut: no. 3; China’s box office was first on its opening day, but fell to no. 3 the next day. Why is that? Was it because ang lee was not serious and shot a “popcorn”?
Actions speak louder than words. There’s a motorcycle chase in the movie, and if you ask the average person to do it, they do it by synchronizing the camera with the subject, and then changing the speed at a later stage, with a little bit of blurring, and the thrill of the chase is born.
Ang lee is unusual. He USES 120 frames. This technology is like the eagle overlooking the earth, everything can be seen clearly, can not be falsified. How to do? Only by really flying the motorcycle can the actor convey the tension to the audience. But matching with the field scheduling, lighting are affected, how to do? See action. Ang lee, like li mubai in crouching tiger, hidden dragon, pulled out all the stops and went all out. For example, the night scenes were moved to daytime shooting and then made into night through the later stage.
Because li an bought casket and returned pearls, completely pour into the technology?
For 120 frame brought a wonderful look, lee anshen agreed. “I was fascinated by that image, and I thought it was beautiful, different from what I had experienced in the past.” ‘it was like a third eye,’ Mr. Lee said. ‘the whole world was different.’
In fact, he is not the only one who has a new viewing experience of 120 frames. Zhang xiaobei, the famous founder and film critic of battlestar, said after watching the twin killers: “I was in the state of WOW for the first 30 minutes.” In short, ang lee’s new technology aims to make the audience feel the emotions of the actors and the atmosphere at that time on the basis of immersive experience. From this perspective, it seems that ang lee is not just about technology for technology’s sake — he must have expected the core of the story to be old, so he made up for it with the most advanced technology?
Lee also admitted that when he heard this story, the story itself was not attractive, but he thought that this element could stimulate the audience with video technology. In other words, what attracted lee was the new experience. According to James Cameron, the high frame rate is for 3D cinema – it allows for as much consistency, sharpness and brightness as possible. “Gemini”, is one of the typical representative of this aspect: 120 frames, 4 k, 3 d is a new technology, but it tells the story of “I find my” pattern (kernel), lead (especially the villain) image and character building is old, compared with its new technology, the former is “helicopter strike force”, the latter is the “fish”. Nowadays, apart from criticism, criticism and cynicism, critics seldom feel sorry for ang lee.
Ang lee is a Chinese who is good at exploring Chinese culture through films. This point, from his film “lust, caution”, “eating men and women” can prove. Unfortunately, ang lee has ditched his director, almost echoing the story of a self-depraved American spy organization that has long since been fired by Hollywood. As a result, when the audience tries to look for depth in his works, they find that what they see is only a shallow section.But the core is shallow, no matter how deep and realistic the technology, it will only make the audience feel empty and even cheated.
Thus, Mr. Lee is putting the cart before the horse when it comes to building on his strengths and avoiding his weaknesses — doing his technical work well, but losing his best storytelling skills.
Now, “the twin killers” is only slightly more expensive than “the hulk,” and ang lee, like the hulk, seems to have gone back on his own.