When it comes to time-travel flicks, you can pretty much guarantee that when you sit down to watch one, a straightforward ending isn’t going to be in the cards. From the downright baffling final act of Tenet to the delightfully ambiguous ending of Palm Springs, when you indulge in a movie that involves time travel, there’s only one real certainty: you’re gonna be in for a surprise.
This is undeniably true for the new Netflix thriller The Adam Project. Directed by Shawn Levy, the film follows Adam (Ryan Reynolds), a fighter pilot from the year 2050 who accidentally crash-lands in 2022 while traveling back in time to find his wife, Laura (Zoe Saldaña), who mysteriously vanished in the time-space-continuum while on a mission. In 2022, Adam meets his wise-cracking younger self and solicits his help in traveling back to 2018, where he had initially intended to go to find Laura.
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