The Adam Project

Director: Shawn Levy
Year Released: 2022
Rating: 1.5

Purely by accident, jet pilot Adam (Ryan Reynolds) travels from 2050 to 2022 - via wormhole, you see - and meets up with his younger self (Walker Scobell), tries to find what happened to his wife Laura (Zoe Saldana) and then has to go to 2018 to convince his scientist Dad Louis (Mark Ruffalo) to shut down a company (run by Catherine Keener) that endangers humanity down the road.  In between the garbled sci-fi nonsense - Hollywood tends to be flaky when it comes to time travel - there's plenty of cobbling ideas from other movies (Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Terminator, etc.) and, as if that wasn't enough, it's also about resolving childhood trauma ... leading up to a schmaltzy scene where both Adams and their Father play catch in the back yard (it's about family, in case you forgot).  With the exception of 2010's Buried, Reynolds has gotten away with playing the same exact snippy character for roughly two decades ... and amassed a fortune while doing it.