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  • Writer's pictureJack Aling

The Adam Project - Review

Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think. 3 / 5

Directed by Shawn Levy.

After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-traveling fighter pilot Adam Reed teams up with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future.

Double the Reynolds means double the quips. The Adam Project combines modern technology with classic storytelling techniques to bring a sci-fi tale for the family so full of nostalgia it would make Spielberg blush.

You give me time travel, some smug one-liners, and throw in skilled action choreography and you've created a film that is impossible not to excite me.

The Adam Project is nowhere perfect; despite such a focus on time, it feels like it rushes through its story, sprinting towards a hasty finale and making it more complex than it needs to be. And it's proof that Hollywood has a way to go before it nails de-aging technology.

But saying that, it plays hard into its heart-warming qualities that will warm even the chilliest souls which makes the final product a pleasurable one.

Undeniably divisive thanks to Reynolds distinct personality but I enjoyed The Adam Project more than I expected mainly thanks to some exceptional needle drops.

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