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The Adam Project

Published May 1, 2022

The Adam Project

Film info

  • Title The Adam Project
  • Director Shawn Levy
  • Year 2022
  • Run time 1hr 46m
  • Genres Adventure, Science-Fiction, Action, Comedy
  • Tagline Past meets future

After accidentally crash-landing in 2022, time-travelling fighter pilot Adam Reed teams up with his 12-year-old self on a mission to save the future.

Live blog

Time Comment
1:36 That’s my kind of intro - time travel exists.
6:36 This is either Ryan Reynolds' kid or they’ve learnt how to miniaturise him. He acts just like him!
8:55 Their shed is bigger than my house!
15:37 I can’t believe the jet doesn’t let you on if you’re injured… bound to be a first aid kit on there somewhere.
21:57 “Do you ever just have a thought and let it not come out of your mouth?”
33:31 Uh oh, robot army!
40:20 The house! And she hasn’t renewed the insurance!
41:34 Actual hoverboards though.
56:55 “You can’t begin to be good at something unless you’re willing to be pfft at it first.”
1:03:23 I love Gruffalo, and he does the best nerdy scientist characters.
1:12:25 “You’re cooking makes you a borderline serial killer…”
1:23:07 So, electromagnetism is terrifying.
1:32:56 That’s too close to the Blip for comfort.

Thoughts

Ah, loved this. It’s a time travel movie, so of course it’s up my street but it was also really well done. Aside from the paradox that just can’t be avoided, it’s a time travel movie that makes sense, stacks up all the way through, and comes to a really satisfying conclusion. Perfect. The kid was amazing, and riffed with Ryan Reynolds so well, and by the time it was the two of them plus the Gruffalo, I really didn’t want to stop watching.

Plus, it had an emotional heart too - from the moment he had to say goodbye to his wife, it was all a bit lump-in-throat, and the end was amazing. If a bit Blip-like. Great film.

Rating: 5 / 5

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