REVIEW / FILM REVIEW – Ryan Reynolds returns to the past to find his father, such as the program of “Adam through time”, the new original production event from Netflix. Entertainment that fulfills its specifications, with an additional dose of emotion.
Adam through time: the new passage of Ryan Reynolds on Netflix
4 months after the blockbuster Red Notice Ryan Reynolds is back on Netflix with a production programmed to make large audiences. In Adam through time, he embodies the eponymous character who embarks on a journey into the past. Following a misadventure, he does not fall in the year he wanted and fails in our time. This is where he meets a younger version of himself. Together, the two Adams will lead a mission to find their dead father.
Time travel is a motif that has been used extensively in science fiction cinema and this entertainment signed Shawn Levy is not intended to revolutionize it. Good, because we didn’t expect him to. Nevertheless, we expected at least to have a good time in the company of an actor known to excel in adventure/action comedies.
Action, we are served from the first seconds, with a sequence of the pursuit of space. Not really hectic or original, it foreshadows everything that the film will then be in terms of entertainment. Clean but without much originality, with a cast that steals the show from the adventures. All the way, Adam through time does not present a universe that is distinguished by its singularity. The sci-fi elements are agreed upon, as is the art direction.
The show is calibrated to reach the greatest number and the staging of Shawn Levy goes in this direction. Sometimes served by fun ideas, communicative energy, and an 80s vibe, it does not stand out from the crowd. The film lacks character in form without being boring, thanks to a well-balanced rhythm. He manages to navigate with ease between action and quieter moments, unpacking in the latter an emotion that manages to pick you up.
Top-notch cast and characters
Adam through time mainly works thanks to its lovely characters. The relationship between the two Adams begins with a humorous tone and then, little by little, sensitivity emerges. That’s as much credit to the writing as it is to the cast. Ryan Reynolds, inevitably, takes a lot of the light. The performance he delivers is typical of what he has been doing for years. He wonderfully embodies these heroes with insolent humor.
Even if we can fear that he locks himself in this style, we must admit that he is – for the moment – still able to catch us by practicing it regularly. Shawn Levy precisely knows his potential since he recently directed him in Free Guy.
Without stealing the show from the headliner, the young and unknown Walker Scobell comes out with honors. His connection to Ryan Reynolds works like hell and we love seeing both versions of the character. age answer each other. We can also salute Mark Ruffalo which, despite a fairly short screen time, also brings a touch of emotion to family issues. The film also hits very hard at several points. in the relationship to death that he develops.
The concept of time travel allows you to unpack a reflection on the past and in particular on the mistakes you can make. The old Adam is aware of the future and therefore acts accordingly, giving himself up in a roundabout way to his mother (Jennifer Garner) or by finding his parent. Nothing revolutionary in substance but the execution works enough to win our support. Just what we expected Adam through time. No more no less.
Adam through time by Shawn Levy, on Netflix on March 11.