Netflix Reviews: ‘The Adam Project’ is funny, but …

Netflix thinks it knows us. It thinks it knows what shows and what movies we will enjoy. Whether it’s a 98% match or a trending new Netflix original, Netflix knows you will watch it and get you hooked. This blog will put Netflix to the test to see if these shows and movies are worth your time. Follow Stone’s thoughts on this week’s movie “The Adam Project.”

So here I am on Netflix looking at the top 10, like I did in last semester’s Feature Writing class, to find the number one show or movie on Netflix for this week. 

While scrolling through this week, it felt nostalgic doing this again and trying to find a show or movie that gives me that “damn, this is good” moment.

This time I’m checking out “The Adam Project,” which currently sits at number one on Netflix.

Me not being a movie guy kind of turned me away from this without even starting it, but I have to give it a chance. And it has Ryan Reynolds in it, so it’s bound to have some good humor and make me laugh a bit.

I was right about the humor. A smart-ass kid named Adam meets his future self, played by Ryan Reynolds. Not completely sure what is going on in the movie so far but the humor in it is A1 right now.

Older Adam traveled back in time to save his wife but got injured and messed up the time travel to 2022 instead of 2018 and he ran into his troubled childhood self. But he runs into some complications because he stole a ship before he jumped to the past.

This is like “Back to the Future” meets “Star Wars” with humor and will make you so confused because of the time travel.

Eventually older Adam travels back to 2018 with young Adam to talk to their dad about stopping his creation of time travel in order to save the fate of the future. But this doesn’t happen without a few bumps in the road.

I’ll let you figure out how the ending goes and if the plans workout for Adam.

Overall, the movie is good, and the humor makes for a good laugh during the fighting scenes and really keeps you entertained. It doesn’t escalate as quickly as expected and I didn’t know how I felt about it until it started to pick up, but the humor kept me watching thankfully.

I was pretty close to turning it off, to be honest, but young Adam and old Adam’s snarky remarks kept me laughing. 

It wouldn’t be my first choice for a movie, but it is a good watch to pass time. 

I wouldn’t watch it again, but I don’t regret watching it like I have with some movies in the past.

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