“The Adam Project” Review

Abigail Glenn, Entertainment Writer

Released on March 11th, 2022, “The Adam Project” staring Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell, Zoe Saldana and many others, received amazing ratings. While receiving a 68 percent in Rotten Tomatoes and a 55 percent in Metacritic, I also believe the movie was beautifully done.

The movie’s plot centers around Adam Reed, age 12 and still grieving his father’s sudden death the year before, walks into his garage to find a wounded pilot hiding there. The mysterious pilot turns out to be the older version 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. As the three work together, both young and grown Adam come to terms with the loss of their father and have a chance to heal the wounds that have shaped them. Adding to the challenge of the mission, the two Adams discover that they don’t really like each other much, and if they are to save the world, first they need to figure out how to get along.

The cinematography, the characters, and actually great scripting and direction. However, what I felt like I’ve been deprived of in other films — great storytelling, wholesome/ unique characters, real characters, etc. — they finally have it all here in this movie. This movie has the right amount of emotion and seriousness as well as comic relief without making any of the scenes feel unnatural or forced. It flowed like water.

The actor did an amazing job and their characters were flawless. Whenever you see Ryan Reynolds, you know it’s going to be a good day. I really wanted to say, this is a great story without a tragic homicide story, or a badly written show/ movie in general on Netflix. I’m genuinely pleased and impressed with this work.

We need more shows and movies. I strongly recommend this movie. Magnificent from beginning to end.