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Ang Lee has a new religion in digital. Will anyone follow?

This image released by Paramount Pictures shows Will Smith, portraying Junior, foreground, and Henry Brogan in the Ang Lee film "Gemini Man." (Paramount Pictures via AP)

NEW YORK — Ang Lee has found a new religion in digital filmmaking. But after brutal responses from critics, his quest to remake cinema with crystalline digital imagery and 3-D effects is finding few followers.

This weekend, Lee will release into theatres the latest result of his newfound digital faith, “Gemini Man.”

It stars Will Smith as a government assassin who discovers his former mentor cloned him. Like Lee’s previous film, the Iraq War veteran tale “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” ”Gemini Man” was made with a frame rate of 120 frames-per-second and in 3-D.

And like “Billy Lynn,” the response from critics has been rough. Reviewers have criticized the film’s uninspired storyline but critics’ primary contention is with the hyper-realism of its high-frame rate.

Jake Coyle, The Associated Press