Written by: Zach Deitz
One of the most hyped cinematic releases of the Winter drops tomorrow, as “Project Almanac”, a Sci-Fi film produced by Transformer’s Michael Bay, looks to take flight at the box office. The story centers around three smart high schooler’s, who come across a blueprint for a time machine.
At first, the time machine is used for the good old fun that you would expect, such as getting girls, and playing pranks, but after the fun is over, the time travel stairs to get hairy, as worldwide accidents start happening, through the butterfly effect the teens have caused by changing the future.
The movie is shot through a handheld camera that David, the main character’s sister, wields. The premise of the film is that it is “found film”, and that the viewers are watching a home video of a sort, similar to the 2012 movie “Chronicle”, about high schoolers with super powers.
Overall, this high-action fantasy thriller does not fall flat, and instead provides non-stop action and some laughs, throughout. Some of the effects are very well done, and the high budget of the film, that Michael Bay always commands for his movies, was evident. If you need a way to spend a lazy day over the next month or so, please go check out Project Almanac.