Ryan Reynolds returns from 2050
By Nirupa Mohan Dore
The newest science-fiction driven adventure film, The Adam Project, released recently, filled with humour and drama. The easily entertaining film stars popular actor Ryan Reynolds in the lead, as the title character Adam Reed, an experienced time-travel fighter pilot, on a mission to save the future from great danger.
The film also stars Jennifer Garner as Ellie Reed, Mark Ruffalo as Louis Reed, Zoe Saldana as Laura Shane, Catherine Keener as Maya Sorian, Alex Mallari Jr. as Christos, and Walker Scobell as young Adam Reed, among others.
The film with the tagline ‘Past meets future,’ shows Adam travelling through time, from the year 2050,to 2018, but he accidently crash-lands in present day, where he must work with his 12-year-old self, to change the future, by altering the past, to save humanity from the clutches of corrupt individuals, and save the one he loves.
The Adam Project features strong characters, supported by great dialogue and storytelling, with clear direction and almost flawless cinematography. The lead Reynolds delivers an easily engaging and moving performance, adding his own fun personality to his character, which is an absolute joy to watch, supported by well-scripted, seamless comedy dialogue. This is a film that makes you feel, warm, happy, emotional, and even laugh, with the way the story creatively unfolds. Starting with fast to medium pacing, the film does not slow down throughout, but right at the end it felt very rushed, almost as if they ran out of time and needed to wrap-up the plot quickly.
The story is mostly light-hearted and predictable, but there is a part in the plot where he looks back at his mother, and regrets for not being a better son, instead of making life so hard for her by being difficult, when she was going through a challenging time in her life. This is a point in the story where viewers may reflect on their own lives and how they treat their parents, which is a component that is different from other similar films.
The relationship between Adam and young Adam, look very well thought out, and offers a bold script that works flawlessly in the film, especially when they encounter a few challenges, and need to work together.
The 106-minute film by director Shawn Levy, was produced together with Dana Goldberg, David Ellison, Don Granger, and the star himself Ryan Reynolds, working in collaboration with production companies Maximum Effort, 21 Laps Entertainment, and Skydance Media. Made with a budget of US$116 million, the film’s distribution was primarily by Netflix on 11 March, supported by moderate to positive critic, backed by ratings of 68 per cent featured on Rotten Tomatoes, 4/5 on Common Sense Media and 6.8/10 on IMDb.
The Adam Project is a purely entertaining movie, which is backed by an experienced cast of stars who make the movie worth watching. Fans of Reynolds will appreciate the enjoyable new film that once again highlights the lead star, doing what he does best, giving viewers straightforward entertainment that is both easy and fun to watch.