‘The Adam Project’ Is Sweet but Ultimately Pretty Mediocre

Ryan Reynold’s latest film, an emotional sci-fi flick about reconciling with your past self (literally) just dropped on Netflix yesterday and I decided to check it out.

Reconnecting with Shawn Levy, the director who helped bring the surprisingly good film Free Guy to life, The Adam Project is a film that starts off pretty good for the first forty minutes and then divebombs from there.

The story, on the emotional side of things, is well-written and made my eyes wet on a couple of occasions. However, there’s another side to the story and that’s the meat of this film’s problem.

Remember, this is a sci-fi flick and that means there’s time travel. Adam Reed (Ryan Reynolds) ends up traveling back in time to save his wife Laura (Zoe Saldana) but ends up running into his twelve-year-old self (Walker Scobell) instead. What then transpires is a save-the-world sort of adventure but the actual plot is so confusing I gave up trying to figure out what was happening along the way.

The Adam Project is a typical Netflix matinee film. They get an A-list star to make you want to watch the movie and then that movie turns out to be just…okay.

I’ll give The Adam Project 83 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars. It’s not a bad movie. It’s just a mediocre one.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a lovely day.

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