|Ryan Reynolds Movie New Sci-fi Movie|
Time travel as a movie premise is a fantastic idea. The possibility of someone from the future seeing his former self evokes a feeling of mystery and excitement. The Adam Project, directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ryan Reynolds as a 12-year-old, has child actor Walker Scobell as his 12-year-old self. Ryan's character Adam is attempting to accomplish a number of goals, beginning with saving his late wife Laura (Zoe Saldana) from death, but eventually leading to the larger goal of saving mankind and the Earth from extinction!
The Adam Project's premise is similar to Iron Man recast as a modern time-travel film: a pilot from the future must reverse his visionary father's work in the past in order to prevent the father's wicked business partner from abusing the technology and conquering the earth. To put it another way, mankind prior to evolution.
Of course, the "action-comedy" dictates that the man's voyage will not be easy: Adam from 2050 ends up in 2024 instead of 2018, forcing him to deal with his overly-smart 12-year-old self before getting down to business. They must work together to reach 2018 while being pursued by snazzy corporate villains, and persuade their amiable father that his innovation must be lost in time.
There are several top level VFX scenes involving battleships and action sequences, but the inner turmoil that Adam goes through is what stands out the most in the picture. His moment at the bar with his mother (Jennifer Garner) is notable not only for the performances but also for the way it is written. The narrative is kept interesting by the ongoing conflict between guilt, remorse, the decisions he made, and the switching between alternative timelines. The Adam Project is amusing, fast-paced, and filled with language that will make you laugh out loud.