Project Power (2020)

“There are no laws on this drug. They don’t exist officially. ‘Cause every time we try to deal with it, some guys in suits show up to tell us to stop. ” – Frank

Number of Times Seen – 1 (14 Aug 2020)

Brief Synopsis – A detective and a mysterious stranger try to uncover the source of a strange new drug that grants people super powers for a limited time.

My Take on it – This is a film that I was quite curious to see especially given the fact That I’m a big fan of superhero movies.

The idea that anyone could get super powers even for a limited time, is great and they present things in a great way here.

The special effects enhance the story so much and allow us to see a world that also has so many different kinds of powers for the characters.

The cast is great and both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Jamie Foxx are both chosen well for these characters and help make things are thrilling to watch.

Really enjoyed the way that this film deals with this super power drug in the same way that they would deal with any other kind of illegal drug because it adds so much more to the realism of it all.

The story unfortunately does lag a bit part of the way and isn’t tight enough.

There are also some very glaring plot holes in the story that are hard to ignore which makes things a bit too problematic.

Bottom Line – Very interesting premise that works well even if the story has some flaws in it. The cast is great with Gordon-Levitt and Foxx doing nice jobs with their roles. The special effects help enhance the story so much which adds so much to the story due to the fact that this deals with super powered people. The way that the story deals with this drug is done in a profound way because it treats things the same whether dealing with a harmful drug like we all know about or a new kind of drug like the one presented here.  The story does lag a bit along the way and the glaring plot holes are also a bit problematic. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Gardner defends the use of experimentation on Tracey by recalling the true life case of Henrietta Lacks. Lacks was an African-American woman who had cervical cancer. The biopsy of her cancer was used without her knowledge to create the HeLa cell line, the first immortalized human cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research. Prior to this discovery human cells died in the lab within a few days. Henrietta’s cells have enabled countless research and progress. Tracey is played by Kyanna Simone Simpson. Simpson was also in the TV movie “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (From IMDB)

Rating – ??? Worthy (?/10)


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