The Adam Project is a 2022 sci-fi movie directed by Shawn Levy who directed Free Guy. The movie stars Ryan Reynolds (who also starred in Freeguy which might explain how he got cast in this one) Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Catherine Keener, and Zoe Saldaña.
The Adam Project was released on Netflix on March 11, 2022, has been top of the movie charts.
The premise of the movie…. without spoilers— Save the future by going back in time to stop something from happening…. yes there is time travel in it.
Two words: Ryan Reynolds. Ryan is there being his usual funny wise-cracking, smart Adam self… but of course, he dials down the snarkiness and tries to keep it PG 13 as this flick is whole family entertainment.
The cinematography though not mind-blowing is decent with some well-choreographed action scenes and high-speed aircraft chases.
Time travel is a tricky subject, but in The Adam Project they kept it simple (maybe a bit too simple) so everything is easy enough to follow and makes sense as long as you don’t think about it… With a running time of 1 hour 46 minutes, the movie does not overstay its welcome and ends before you overthink it… (and probably not much afterwards)
I still have questions over the time travel that I felt was kinda swept under the carpet of the space time continuum….. Like but hey…. You cant just go around doing things like that right?
Zoe Saldaña’s screen time was rather short, her presence presented a nice counterbalance to Ryan Reynoldseque energy. Unfortunately, Zoe’s character stays underutilised.
Is it possible to have too much Ryan Reynolds in a movie? I think this movie would make an excellent case study of just that, a young Ryan Reynolds, an old Reynolds and a father figure who behaves like an older Ryan Reynolds….
The Adam Project is a feel-good flick with some family drama, decent action and comedy to keep you and your family entertained… It is not a particularly memorable movie that will revolutionise your thoughts on time travel and the world at large, but it will keep you entertained for an hour and three quarters.
Have you watched The Adam Project?