“Project Almanac” is one of those movies that studios run against the Super Bowl just to get it released. The film is about a good looking nerd who finds the schematics for a time machine. The nerd gets his model friends to partake in the activities, as they destroy the timestream. They win the lottery, ace their tests and do trivial kid bullshit to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, they ruined the timestream and people are starting to disappear.
Time-travel via found footage says so much about this generation and their media tastes. Nothing is active and any big target items are too far out of their reach. The lack of ambition in a time travel movie is frustrating and it’s part of why I hate the youth culture. I guess it’s a response to the apathy that modern existence produces. That being said, I still expect a healthy amount of fantasy in these kinds of movies. But, I guess that makes me a critical asshole.
The Blu-Ray comes with an alternate opening, deleted scenes, alternate endings and a DVD copy as the special features. The A/V Quality is sharp for a recent release. The 1080p transfer is clean with little noise. The DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track plays with sound effects across the sound stage. In the end, I’d recommend a rental at most.
Release Date: 6/9/15