The Adam Project review by Bobby Blakey
Director Shawn Levy has made some fun great films throughout his career including Night At The Museum, Real Steel, The Internship and more recently Free Guy. Now Levy and Ryan Reynolds are reteaming once again for their latest film The Adam Project. The film features a great cast including Walker Sobdell, Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, and Catherine Keener. Could this flick bring the fun it promises or should it never have jumped through time?
The Adam Project follows Adam Reed, age 13, and still grieving the sudden death of his father a year earlier, walks into his garage one night to find a wounded pilot hiding there. This mysterious pilot turns out to be the older version of himself from the future, where time travel is in its infancy and he has risked everything to come back in time on a secret mission.
I love Reynolds and most of the rest of the cast so was interested to see where this film was going, but would be lying if I didn’t think it might end up being a bit cheesy. Thankfully I was way off and ended up being a ton of fun and felt like movies like this of the 80s. Anytime you deal with time travel it can go horribly wrong, but they kept it just simple enough to not get convoluted and clever throughout.
Reynolds and young Sobdell have great chemistry that is both heartfelt and dysfunctional making it the reason this film works so well. It could have easily gone off the rails, but they bring so much too both the roles that are full of heart, emotion, laughs and depth. I loved watching these two together and that alone makes the film worth, but then add to it the action and adventure and it is so much more.
This is a full on sci-fi action comedy and works on pretty much every level. Sure it’s predictable throughout most of it, but the fun and performances outshines that aspect to make you not care. You just dive in and have a blast from beginning to end. I had so much more fun with this film that I had expected to and it is a shame that it’s a Netflix movie instead of getting to see it on the biggest loudest screen possible.
While there are a lot of fights and action this is still a film fun for the whole family. Check out The Adam Project when it hits Netflix on March 11th.