There are different types of time travel movies – some are like the classic Back to the Future (1985) or the Primer (2004) that appear to be based on good science, some others are made just for fun like the Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) or the Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) and some are in between like The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009). The recent film on Netflix, The Adam Project (2022) wants to be all of the above, as a result, it was none of them and was forgettable. It gets my default rating of Raw, as it left me with no particular impression.
A fighter pilot Adam Reed steals a time jet from 2050 and comes to 2018 to seek the help of his younger self to reverse a personal loss of his and to save the world from a greedy scientist. For a time travel film, nothing can be unoriginal than this. Even the good acting by Ryan Reynolds as Adam Reed was not able to engage the audience. Walker Scobell as the 12-year-old Adam Reed has given a fine performance.