Why watch this film?
Directed by Shawn Levy (of 'Free Guy' and producer of 'Stranger Things'), 'The Adam Project' is a Netflix exclusive movie that brings together an all-star cast - featuring Ryan Reynolds, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana and Jennifer Garner - to tell a story that mixes science fiction, action and lots of heart. In the feature, Reynolds plays a pilot who returns from the future to the year 2022 to try to find his beloved, Saldana, who disappeared in the past - and, in the process, comes face to face with his young self, only 12 years old. From there, sci-fi becomes the backdrop for a story about family, love and the relationship between parents and children. At this point, in a characteristic of Levy's work, there are some truly touching scenes - making us reflect on our paternal and maternal relationships, life choices and teenage outbursts. Noteworthy, moreover, is Walker Scobell, who balances all of Reynolds' (already known) acting limits by practically embodying the actor in his younger version, delivering the best performance of the entire feature. However, 'The Adam Project' falls short in its main objective: delivering a good action and adventure story. Unfortunately, we have a simplistic script in this regard, which fails to develop a minimally exciting story, with predictable twists, weak clashes and poorly developed motivations. Now, if you don't mind that, you'll find a good family entertainment, which will certainly be able to lead to a deep conversation between parents and children.
Adam Reed, age 13, and still grieving the sudden death of his father a year earlier, walks into his garage one night to find a wounded pilot hiding there. This mysterious pilot turns out to be the older version of himself from the future, where time travel is in its infancy. He has risked everything to come back in time on a secret mission. Together they must embark on an adventure into the past to find their father, set things right, and save the world.
Where to watch?
Available at home