The new sci-fi thriller movie “Project Almanac” came out across America on Jan. 30, taking viewers on a bizarre and mind-bending adventure.
At first, I was skeptical about this movie because I hadn’t seen many previews for it.
Directed by Dean Israelite and written by Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan, this thriller tells the story of a group of teens that construct a time machine after finding the plans for a time machine in the bottom of senior high school student David Raskin’s basement.
David, played by Johnny Weston, and his group of outcast high school friends travel through time and space to change events to their liking, altering the very fabric of existence.
However, they change too much in the past, which starts to negatively affect the future.
This leads to a journey to fix the problems they caused through their time-traveling jumps.
The movie was shot in first person, with one of the characters shooting the entire film.
When I see films such as this, I think about how annoying the shaky camera effect is.
But with great character and plot development, you get lost in the movie and start guessing what will happen on the next time loop.
The movie itself leaves you asking, “What would I do with the power to change whatever I wanted?”
The movie gives you a blend of “Inception” and “The Butterfly Effect.”
Some of the best feelings you get are when a movie comes out of nowhere and surprises you. It blindsides you and keeps you thinking about it.
This movie successfully accomplishes this.
January is generally a pretty slow month for movies, so this would certainly be an excellent choice.
“Project Almanac” is showing at Cinemark Theaters in Conway and is rated PG-13 for some language and sexual content.