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.
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In case you missed it, last year the Korean drama Squid Game became a global phenomenon after it soared to stardom on Netflix thanks to its incredibly shocking and mostly original story that had everyone freaking out. Even my sister and I watched it…and it was quite traumatizing.
The series’ first season was a masterclass in suspense, horror, and downright emotional storyline. I’d never seen a show that had me so gripped and even as I began to suspect the outcome of the show it still managed to shock me.
Of course, in this greedy world of ours where the slightest success in entertainment leads to sequels, spin-offs, prequels, or eventual reboots, Netflix has decided to go ahead and make a second season of the hit drama. The question is, should they?
For the first time, I am also ranking the shows I’ve watched this year considering that I’ve seen so many it feels right to do so. So, here goes nothing. Enjoy!
10. The Wheel of Time
This show really wasn’t very good at all. I came in halfway through after my sister had binge-watched the first four episodes and found it entertaining enough to intrigue me to check it out. Unfortunately, the second half of the show was the worst half and it was quite agitating if I’m being honest. But I did enjoy watching it with my sister. We laughed through most of it and yes, I was mostly watching it for the plot.
But on a more serious note, I don’t recommend this series, that’s for sure.
9. The Bad Batch
I wanted to love this show and at times it gave me plenty of things to enjoy but this series just felt lazily written more often than not. With convenient obstacles allowing predictable new stages of this show to take place, I was more exasperated than happy while watching this cartoon.
Every movie Dwayne Johnson touches gets a surprising amount of attention and Red Notice is another one of those films. The movie would go on to have the most opening-day views for any film in Netflix history. Think about that.
So of course, having Netflix, I decided to watch it and yeah, it’s okay. This is not a movie that’s trying to be good. In fact, it embraces its ridiculousness all the way, resulting in a silly action-comedy that takes it A-list trio and uses them for what they’re good at.
Dwayne is basically Hobbs from Hobbs and Shaw, Ryan Reynolds is Deadpool, and Gal Gadot is a sassier Wonder Woman. They work well together because they’re professional but you can definitely feel the bad script…a lot.
All in all, Red Notice is nothing special but it’s a decent matinee. I’m going to give the movie 75 out of 100 and 3 out of 5 stars.
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I’m one of those African-American young women who love Westerns. In fact, I’ve loved them ever since I was a kid. Gunsmoke is one of my favorite shows of all time alongside Avatar: The Last Airbender and Sherlock and if I find a Western film I’m watching it because I absolutely love this genre.
Of course, I haven’t seen all of the great Westerns, but I’m finding more every year and it is a rewarding experience.
Now Netflix has given me something I always wanted to see but was never given; a Western starring Black cowboys. When I saw the trailer for The Harder They Fall I knew for a fact I was going to watch it. And when it dropped yesterday on Netflix I sat down with my sister, who’s also a Western fan, and we watched the two-hour and ten-minute film.
First off, The Harder They Fall is not an instant classic; it’s a mediocre Netflix cowboy flick whose shining brilliance is assembling a Black cast that brought flavor to a story that was very bland. Regina King was the undoubted MVP of the film. She imbued every scene with a sense of power that had me whooping and cheering for her, reminding us why she’s the only actor in the cast who has an Oscar.
I’m writing this post now but I actually finished the show two days ago after bingewatching the series over the course of four days. When it concluded I was left so flabbergasted by the wild and rather twisted story I had just consumed that I honestly needed to take some time to digest what I had just seen.
Now I’m ready to talk about this show, albeit in a spoiler-free way, and even though I’ve got a lot of thoughts I’ll save that particular post for another time. So here’s my review for the series as a whole.
If you’ve seen Hunger Games then you may have an idea of what you’re about to get yourself into. And even so, nothing can quite prepare you for this very violent demented story that will have you looking at simple children’s games differently for quite a while. Yeah, I’m traumatized.