I’m not going to lie, any movie with Ryan Reynolds is pretty much a quick sell for me. If we forgive him for some of his older movie mistakes (we still see you Green Lantern). But the past few years, his brand of humor, caring and active choices throughout his career have been not only been enjoyable it’s hard to find a movie we have issues with. Long gone are the days where he’s just rambling and a bit harsh from his Van Wilder days and now he is probably one of the actors we all gravitate towards. From Dead Pool to Free Guy, his smart and biting humor makes us laugh and he still seems completely relatable as almost every character he portrays on screen.
But can this humor and “everyman” acting skill still bring in audiences when you toss it into a sci-fi action-adventure? Let’s face it, a lot of people will be tuning in to the new Netflix film The Adam Project just because Reynolds is headlining it. It’d be wrong to assume they wouldn’t. But this movie offers not only an amazing cast but a futuristic movie that fans are going to enjoy going on along for the ride.
The Adam Project follows Adam (Reynolds) as he time travels back to the past to try to change something in the past and fix the future. Sit back and ignore the possible event-changing ramifications this could cause and enjoy the ride. Adam misses his goal and ends up 4 years past his goal, and ends up encountering his twelve-year-old self – and with the help of his younger self and eventually his deceased father – they try to fix the past so the future isn’t broken. It sounds complicated – but really the movie flows really well.
And the actor playing Young Adam – Walker Scobell – not only can give Reynolds a run for his money on the punchy comebacks but holds his own against an all-star cast. You don’t question why this version of Adam is the one who will be pivotal to helping Big Adam with his mission, and both actors will have you laughing through the movie.
The Adam Project makes Sci-Fi accessible to viewers who may not be fans of the genre. There is a lot of action, a lot of comedy, and even a few great lessons we all probably need to hear. There will be a lot of science talk and possibly breaking of every rule of time travel – but that doesn’t take away the fact that The Adam Project is a fun ride and one that you’ll laugh all the way through.
The Adam Project will be streaming on Netflix on March 11th.
About The Adam Project
A time-traveling pilot teams up with his younger self and his late father to come to terms with his past while saving the future.