Everything You Need to Know About Ryan Reynolds’ New Movie, ‘The Adam Project’

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Ryan Reynolds and director Shawn Levy have teamed up once again, following the success of their 2021 hit film Free Guy, which is currently nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 2022 Oscars.

The duo are back and better than ever with their new film The Adam Project, so we’re here today to tell you everything you need to know about the new flick.

Who’s in it?

Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell share the role of Adam, with Scobell playing the younger version of Reynolds’ character.

The Adam Project also stars Mark Ruffalo, Jennifer Garner, Zoe Saldana and Catherine Keener.

What’s it About?

Ryan Reynolds plays Adam, a fighter pilot from the future who travels back to 2022 to stop the invention of time travel. To accomplish his mission, he enlists the help of his younger self, played by Walker Scobell.

It’s an action-adventure family film in the vein of Back to the Future, and promises to deliver a lot of heart and a lot of laughs along the way.

Where Can I Watch It?

The Adam Project is streaming now on Netflix. Exclusive to Netflix, it is not screening in cinemas currently.

What Are People Saying About It?

The Adam Project has been receiving mixed reviews,

Associated Press: It’s pretty satisfying popcorn fare with some genuinely affecting beats

The Washington Post: The Adam Project isn’t especially smart, but it does leave you with a warm, fuzzy feeling. Its science grade is only passing, but its emotional IQ is above average.

Roger Ebert: The action and fight scenes are very well staged, especially one with a tender reunion in the midst of the mayhem. Big Adam’s warming to his younger version gives the story some heart in the midst of the mayhem as well. There is genuine tenderness in his realization that anger does not prevent sadness and that second chances are possible. The action and fantasy are fun, but this is what families will want to talk about after they watch it together.

Variety: At its best, though, you feel the exuberance of the Reynolds/Levy connection. The movie is a total trifle, but it’s often a diverting one — a wide-eyed sci-fi adventure with a screwball buoyancy.

The Hollywood Reporter: As Netflix has shown repeatedly with the non-prestige end of its original film output — for instance, Red Notice, also featuring Reynolds on smirking autopilot — subscribers will eat up these star-driven concoctions no matter how recycled the plotting, making the movies more or less review-proof.

Empire: Though a forgettable villain and some uninspiring set-pieces sometimes hinder The Adam Project, Reynolds and Scobell’s cracking performances and the film’s surprising emotional depth make it worth a look.

Where Can I Watch the Trailer?

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