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The Adam Project (2022)

Director:
Shawn Levy

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Science Fiction/Drama

NORWEGIAN TITLE
The Adam Project

RUNNING TIME
106 minutes

Producer:
David Ellison
Dana Goldberg
Don Granger
Shawn Levy
Ryan Reynolds

Screenwriter:
Jonathan Tropper
T.S. Nowlin
Jennifer Flackett
Mark Levin


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Adam Reed Ryan Reynolds
Young Adam Reed Walker Scobell ½
Louis Reed Mark Ruffalo ½
Ellie Reed Jennifer Garner ½
Maya Sorian Catherine Keener ½
Laura Shane Zoe Saldaña
Christos Alex Mallari Jr. ½

 

Review

Time-travelling fighter pilot Ryan Reynolds crash-lands in 2022 and must get help from his 12-year-old self (Walker Scobell) in order to resume and complete a complex mission. Alternate timestreams, super-villainous antagonists, and video-game-ish dogfights ensue – none of which ever feel relevant or spirited. They're just there to fulfill genre conventions without copying previous entries all too blatantly. Back to the Future this is not. But if you're willing to sit through the action cliches, The Adam Project rewards you with some fine interpersonal drama between the young and grown-up Adam, their mother (Jennifer Garner) and their deceased dad (Mark Ruffalo). Young Walker Scobell is a gem, he's like an adolescent version of Reynolds, and the quips and banter between them are just as funny as the affection they share is heartfelt.

Copyright © 25.03.2022 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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