Every once in awhile a movie comes along that really blows you away. It pulls you in right from the get-go, and it keeps you captivated and fully immersed throughout its entire duration. The Adam Project succeeds in doing just that, and more.
The Adam Project Movie Review
The concept of time travel has always been a hot topic. Back to the Future is, of course, the first movie that comes to mind when thinking of this phenomenon. And while there have been numerous other films revolving around this theme, more times than not, it becomes overdone. Nothing new is brought to the table. What sets The Adam Project apart from these others, is its powerful storytelling, along with an amazing cast. It’s a sci-fi-adventure movie, but also contains drama and comedy. There is something for everyone in this film and it packs so much into its 1 hour 46 minute runtime. The Adam Project could very well be the best movie of the year.
The Adam Project opens with our main character, Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds), accidentally crash landing into the year 2022. He is from the future and was aiming for year 2018. In return, this forces him to team up with his 12 year old self (Walker Scobell), and late father, Louis (Mark Ruffalo), to save the future.
Adam’s reunion with his younger self and father stirs up a lot of unsettled emotions that he has pushed away for many years. Young Adam is still grieving the loss of his father. He’s rebellious and acting out in school. He’s also bullied daily and having a difficult time connecting with his mother (Jennifer Garner). Older Adam remembers those years and how hard they were. In fact, they were so hard that he’s spent his life trying to erase them from his memory. Reconnecting with his younger self seems to be exactly what they both need.
Of course reuniting with their late father brings up so many emotions for both older and younger Adam. Ryan Reynold’s character has been carrying the weight of this loss for such a long time. And for young Adam, the loss is still so fresh. And to see his Dad alive again, well, he doesn’t want to let him go.
The three of them team up together? Well that’s just the icing on the cake.
Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell bring the laughs when they’re together. The banter between the two of them is hilarious and definitely breaks up the more serious parts of the film. They’re essentially arguing with themself, which makes it even more hysterical.
Of course it was a a delight to see Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo on the screen together again. They were fabulous in 13 Going on 30, and it’s so nice to see they still have that same chemistry after all this time.
But if I’m being honest, the most emotional part of The Adam Project is a conversation between Jennifer Garner’s character and Ryan Reynolds in a bar. Garner is feeling the loss of her husband, but also feels like she’s losing her 12 year old son. Reynolds wins the quote of the movie when he tells her, “Boys always come back for their mommas.”
Being a Science Fiction movie, The Adam Project delivers exceptional special effects. It really is a visual feast for your eyes seeing so many futuristic components. This film is loaded with a whole lot of action which makes it a real fun time. Of course having characters from the future, expect to see a lot of neat gadgets.
Is The Adam Project Kid-Friendly?
The Adam Project has an MPAA rating of PG-13 for violence/action, language and suggestive references. I would say this is a pretty spot-on rating. There is quite a bit of language, but no F bombs. There are also a few suggestive sexual references. While I wouldn’t say this film is for little kids, I would still say it’s a family film. Honestly, it’s more tame than any Marvel movie, so if your kids watch those then I’d say they’d be perfectly fine.
The Adam Project has it all. Science fiction, adventure, drama, comedy, it should have been in theaters. It’s captivatingly gripping and a moving story that pulls you in right from the start. The Adam Project is a reminder that time is fleeting. Make it matter where it matters. Beyond brilliant. You can stream The Adam Project on Netflix.
The Adam Project Synopsis
A time-traveling pilot teams up with his younger self and his late father to come to terms with his past while saving the future.
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