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

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - Ang Lee has found a new religion in digital filmmaking.

cene from the Paramount Pictures movie "Gemini Man" starring Will Smith. | Photo Source: Paramount Pictures / MGN

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 theaters 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.

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