'Project Almanac' Blu-ray Review | The Reel Roundup

TRR: In Project Almanac, first-time director Dean Israelite combines one of sci-fi's most well-worn concepts, time travel, with what's become one of cinema's most maligned clichés, the found footage format. The result is a film in which a prospective MIT physics student (Jonny Weston) and his friends build a time machine from components discovered in his basement, use it to fulfill a few of their teenage fantasies, then must deal with the inevitable temporal consequences. It's a solid enough little premise; however, the movie itself leaves something to be desired. Aside from its main gimmick, Project Almanac has nothing to offer audiences that they haven't seen before. And on Blu-ray it only fares mildly better, with an excellent audiovisual presentation coupled with disappointingly sparse extras. Still, it's a decent diversion; but as far as time travel flicks go, there are better ones out there.

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