The buzz about the new Netflix movie “The Adam Project” was pretty strong and this is yet another movie about time travel. I thought overall the movie was good, with impressive special effects – proving once again that Netflix spares no expense when making a film.
However, I agree with the average ratings of 7.0 on IMDB and only 70% on Rotten Tomatoes. The reason for this is, that the story here seems too much like other time travel movies in the past. No new idea was uncovered here, so the opinions are just average. In the year 2050, Ryan Reynolds fly’s his spaceship into a worm hole and winds up in the present day, meeting himself as a 12 year old boy. This idea has been repeated more times than anyone can count.
The standout of this movie is first time actor Walker Scobell, who is such a natural actor that his performance is better than all of the other adult actors including Ryan Reynolds, Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo. I saw no sign that Scobell was acting throughout this entire film.
Due to the special effects and the occasional good parts of this story, I give this movie a rating of 75% and a marginal recommendation.