Friday, January 30, 2015
Time-traveling teenagers waste every gift in the found-footage feature bore.
WARNING: This review contains massive spoilers.
Review by Matt CummingsIf you saw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (and who would want to admit it), you might have noticed some shameless self-promotion by Producer Michael Bay advertising his new movie Project Almanac. Well, that film has arrived and the result is decidedly awful. When teen smarty nerd David (Jonny Weston) discovers that his long-deceased father created a 'Still Needs Work' time machine in their basement, David, his sister (Ginny Gardner), and best friends Adam (Allen Evangelista) and Quinn (Sam Lerner) document their discovery and completion of said device. The enitre escape begins when David discovers a hidden family camera that seems to show a fuzzy glimpse of present-day David in the background. With the machine built and powered by the Prius batteries of the sexiest under-friended girl at school Jessie (Sofia Black-D’Elia), the group begins to time travel, first to win the lottery and then to live the life of teens desperate for attention. But soon, the rules of time travel begin to pile up, and what seemed like a fun project at the time becomes a lesson in immutability for a son desperate to re-connect with this father and keep his new girlfriend. Facebook. On Twitter, follow us at @SandwichJohnFilms, and follow author Matt Cummings at @mfc90125.