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Madeline’s Movie Review: “The Adam Project”: I should’ve seen this coming

After watching “The Adam Project” on Netflix starring Ryan Reynolds, Walker Scobell and Mark Ruffalo, I will say there are some good things about the movie and some things I wasn’t a big fan of.

Starting with the good things, I felt it was a nice film with a compelling story line. However, I felt at times it was complicated because it has time-travel and scientific explanations. Another good thing was it had a nice message for the audience to love and listen to their parents which I was genuinely pleased and impressed with. 

I thought Ruffalo’s character, Louis Reed, had very little screen time but I felt he was one of the most important characters, especially in the third act of this film. I also liked how Reynolds did an amazing job at playing the main character, Adam. 

Throughout the film, Reynolds did a good job at creating character development. His character was bullied in school so when he grew up, he learned how to fight back and beat the bad guys. I thought it was sweet how he gave advice to his younger self on how to fight back against the bullies.

Another thing I liked about the movie was the nostalgia element, like playing on the 80s movies “Flight of the Navigator,” and quite a few nods to “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back.” Most of them were not too subtle but the movie got away with it. 

The plot and storyline of “The Adam Project” felt like it was a mix of multiple other movies, but overall I felt it was boring and predictable. I thought there were many forced action and emotional scenes. 

Multiple times throughout the movie, there were fights with futuristic weapons which got boring because of the repetition.

I did feel as though the movie was more of a family drama than a sci-fi movie. Although it had the sci-fi elements such as time travel and exploring space, it is essentially the mom and child dealing with the death of the father and the bullies. 

All in all, I thought it was an alright movie. I will say, though, my favorite part of the movie was the message they had which is for kids and young adults to love and listen to their parents as well as Ryan Reynolds because he’s hot.