Jay 30968 Posted August 30, 2022 Author Share Posted August 30, 2022 Dual This sounded like a cool movie on paper. It takes place in a world where instant cloning (the clone is instantly your same age) is possible, but is only done for people dying of a terminal illness in order for the clone to "take over" your life so your friends and family don't go through your loss. The main character (Karen Gillan) learns she is dying, gets the clone made, begins to teach it about herself only to learn she is in remission, and not dying afterall. Since the clone wants to live too, the law is that her and the clone will have to have to literally duel to the death so only one remains. Sounds pretty interesting, but the way the story is executed leaves a lot to be desired. In order to portray how unhappy Gillan is in her life, the director has her play every scene with no emotion, which just becomes unsettling after a while. The movie gets a little fun when she hires Aaron Paul to train her for her duel, but even a joke about special payment for the final month of training not being what you think it will be, but just being hip hop dance lessons, kind of falls flat when they are still emotionless doing elaborate dance moves. The ending has a kind of fun twist but it doesn't matter when most of the what leads up to it is kind of sub par. A bummer, as it looked good from the trailer It's on AMC+ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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