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Review: The Adam Project – love the actors? Okay, then.

Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell in The Adam Project

The Adam Project is the kind of movie a lot of people will watch because they like the actors. That’s the best reason to watch this lightweight time travel tale. It’s easy and full of barbed one-liners, but south of outstanding.

The Adam Project stars Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, and Zoe Saldana. Young Walker Scobell is the scene stealer in the cast, with Catherine Keener and Alex Mallari Jr. as the greedy bad guys. If any of those folks are your faves, then you will have fun watching this film.

Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell in The Adam Project
Adam/Adam

Here’s the plot. Big Adam (Reynolds) travels in a jet plane from 2050 back to 2022. He meant to go to 2018 but missed. In 2022, he lands outside his childhood home, where Young Adam (Scobell) lives with his mom (Garner). His dad (Ruffalo) died a couple of years ago.

Big Adam has a bullet hole in his side and the greedy bad guys from the future are after him.

Ryan Reynolds and Zoe Saldana in The Adam Project
Lost in 2018

The reason Big Adam wanted to go to 2018 was to find his lost wife (Saldana). He found her anyway because Little Adam used his DNA to help Big Adam restart the plane that would let them fly into 2018. Thus both Adams were there on all the adventures.

In the course of fixing the timeline and saving the future, Big Adam interacts with his parents and offers advice to his younger self.

Ryan Reynolds and Mark Ruffalo in The Adam Project
What year is it again?

Big Adam met his dad. Turns out his dad is the guy who invented time travel. But because the greedy bad guys are using it for evil gain, Adam wants his dad to destroy the time travel knowledge and save the future.

Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo in The Adam Project
13? 30? What are they talking about?

Adam interacts with his mom and dad, although his mom doesn’t realize who he is. His dad recognized him immediately because of Guy Lombardo.

There are exciting battles with the bad guys, worm holes, elaborate futuristic sci-fi sets, and love for family. Do they save the future? Care to make a prediction?

Walker Scobell as the younger Adam was the real star of the movie and is a kid to watch.

I know I’m poking fun at this film Shawn Levy directed. But the film itself pokes fun at sci-fi, time travel, and glitches in the timeline. It picks up bits from every time travel story that came before it. If you love hunting for Easter eggs and homages to past films, you’ll be busy catching them during The Adam Project. My advice? Watch it, have a bit of fun, and go on your merry way.

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