2022 Movie Count / Goal: 05 of 15
This last weekend, we saw another Ryan Reynolds, made-for-Netflix movie, the Adam Project.
It was cute and all and only semi-original. It was at least way better than that POS thing he did with the Rock.
Without giving too much away, it does involve time travel. And it's mostly been done before, as snippets from many other movies seem to show up here. Different scenes seem to come from - and in no particular order - Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, Field of Dreams and yes, the Time Traveler's Wife. And one line is lifted from, and as an homage to, Reynolds' own Deadpool.
For the most part, the cast is solid. Though people keep hiring Jennifer Garner for some reason. She's a little milquetoast-y, but like from Love, Simon, she plays the 'every mom'. Mark Ruffalo is in it, so always bonus points there, even if he's cast in another role that makes him a disheveled man who doesn't own a comb. And an unrecognizable Katherine Keener in her present day state - though more so in her creepy CGI earlier self state.
Zoe Saldaña is in it, but she is contractually obligated to be in any movie with space ships. She has two Star Trek movies under her belt, two Guardian of the Galaxy flicks and now five (!!!!!!) Avatar movies that have filmed or are filming. She might be better in the Ryan Project than the others.
The kid in the movie starts off a little weak, but I enjoyed his performance. Reynolds is Reynolds. While not quite one-note, he has a style and has been milking it for a while. He's not as cheeky in this as others, but it wouldn't take much.
It was a fun-ish two hours. It won't stretch any critical thinking cells you might have going on upstairs, but that's ok too.
2022 Movie Count / Goal: 06 of 15
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