Backtalk to the future

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The Bangkok Post

Early in The Adam Project, a pipsqueak asthmatic named Adam (Walker Scobell) and his golden retriever gallivant through the woods among shimmering falling debris. The cause of the wreckage, Adam learns, is a time jet that was crash-landed by his older self (Ryan Reynolds) travelling from the future. This is pure 80s sci-fi pastiche for the ages. Add a few flying saucer chases, cook up a quickie solution to the grandfather paradox, and this movie might have fallen at the intersection of E.T. and Back To The Future. Instead, The Adam Project, directed by Shawn Levy, might as well be called “The …

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