Five Reasons You’ll Love It - February 20, 2015

Project Almanac - Five Reasons You'll Love It
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Project Almanac - Five Reasons You'll Love It

Time travel. It’s a killer. Lots of movies have tried to tackle it, some brilliantly, some very badly and some downright bizarrely. New teen thriller Project Almanac is a steely, stylish new take on the topic. Despite having no stars and an unknown director, the film punched well above its weight and proved very successful in America. Today it graces our shelves on DVD & Blu-ray.

We've rounded-up five reasons you’ll love it...

 

Time travel movies are old hat, but this is a new spin on things…

Time travel flicks tend to either be knockabout fun, see Back To The Future, or deadly serious, see Terminator, but Project Almanac is somewhere in between. The kids do what anyone would do when they're given the power to go back in time, they win the lottery, go to an amazing festival and generally have a nice time.

 

The time travel sequences are badass…

In most other sci-fi, time travel sequences resemble a slightly strange out of body experience, but in Project Almanac things are played far more physically. The process of shifting your body through time and space hurts, and that pain is well and truly on show. It also looks badass…

 

Jonny Weston and Sofia Black D’Elia might not be stars now, but they will be…

As science nerd David Raskin and objection of his desire Jessie Pierce, the pair have excellent chemistry and both deliver very compelling performances. Teen couples falling in and out of love can be downright nauseating, but these two manage to make you care a lot about how they end up.

 

It’s very gripping…

It’s not got a starry cast, it’s a well-worn concept and the budget is clearly pretty skinny, but you end up getting swept up in the story very quickly and carried along until the end.

 

The morale of the story, however, is timeless…

Don’t mess with time, it won’t work, it never does. You all know by now…

 

Project Almanac is released into cinemas across the UK on Friday (February 20th).

 

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