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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Project Almanac: Movie Review

By: Lakwatsera Lovers

Previously titled "Welcome to Yesterday," finally, Project Almanac is scheduled to hit the theaters this week. We are excited to see this film but quite hesitant whether this time-travel themed flick would be good because of its found-footage format. Well, thanks to Columbia Pictures PH for the special screening last night as our questions were finally answered as we enjoyed the movie from start to finish. 

David (Jonny Weston) failed to get a scholarship for that would allow him to attend the MIT science program. For him to get in, her mom is forced to sell their house to secure enough money for his college. While arranging some old boxes in the attic, David and his younger sister, Christina (Virginia Gardner), discovers an old video camera which contains the footage of David's seventh birthday party. However, while watching the tape with his friends, Quinn and Adam (Sam Lerner & Allen Evangelista) they saw an unimaginable occurrence where the eighteen-year-old David is present on the old footage. 

Time -travel themed films usually suffer from being too complicated, which sometimes leads the viewers confused at the end. In Project Almanac, they kept the key elements beyond the reach in which you'll get yourself entertained within two-hour run time. The film also offers a fast-paced setting plus interesting time travel adventure capped off with brilliant performances from its cast. It seems the stars of the movie is just enjoying themselves while doing their scenes.

The cast isn't top caliber stars, but they manage to keep the momentum at full swing. Jonny Weston provides a great performance to lead his likable group of friends. He shows consistency throughout the film and steadily pushes them towards the film's main goal. His supporting cast isn't just talented but beautiful as well -  Virginia Gardner and Sofia Black D'Elia is just two of the main reasons why shouldn't miss this film. 

Overall, Project Almanac is a decent time travel extravaganza. We never expected that found-footage films can still be put to good use after a series of disappointing flicks that suffered in this format. Project Almanac looked fresh and we highly recommend it.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 9 out of 10 stars

Cast: Jonny Weston, Sofia Black D'Elia, Allen Evangelista

Directed by: Dean Israelite
Distributed by: United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures PH
Opens February 4 in cinemas nationwide


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