Ryan Reynolds and co-exec producer Shawn Levy team up for The Adam Project – now playing on Netflix! The film poses the question: If you can go back in time to save the world, would you?
The film gives off an E.T. meets Back to the Future meets Top Gun nostalgic vibe with a hint of Guardians of the Galaxy mixed in. Can you imagine all of those films merged into one? The Adam Project movie just about does that.
The Adam Project Movie Review
Reynolds plays Adam Reed, a time-tripping fighter pilot from 2050 that returns to 2022, where he comes face to face with his 12-year-old nerdy self. At this point in his life younger Adam is getting bullied by school kids, and is still grieving the loss of his father from a year before.
When 2050 Adam crashes his fighter jet in the woods behind his childhood home I get flashbacks to some 80’s movies I mentioned above. Adam is injured and rummaging through his dad’s workshop when he encounters himself at age 12. The smart-witted kid quickly realizes he’s looking at an older version of himself and has loads of questions he wants answered.
The unfortunate thing is 2050 Adam realizes he’s traveled back to the wrong year! He really wanted to land in 2018 so that he could stop Maya Sorian, his diabolical flight commander, from returning to that same year and putting things in motion that changed everything.
Through twists and turns this intense, funny, and semi-nerdy movie is too cool for school. Will Adam return to the year 2018 and rewrite history? Where do Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Garner fit into all of this? They are Adam’s parents. Get ready for a wild ride with The Adam Project – now playing on Netflix!
Please note the movie may be better suited for kids 10 and older. There are several swear words in the film and some intense fighting scenes. Overall, we really enjoyed the film and all the nostalgic vibes it gave us.
The Adam Projects stars Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Walker Scobell, with Catherine Keener and Zoe Saldaña.