Guns, explosions, things blowing up. These are just some of the elements found in a Michael Bay film. He has given us explosions with the “Transformers” series and with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.” But he is taking a break from the explosions to give us a new science fiction adventure, “Project Almanac.”
“Project Almanac” follows the story of a group of teens who discover secret plans to build a time machine. But as they continue to use the time machine to change history for their benefit. The more they realize that they are change time itself. Project Almanac follows the “found footage” style of filming similar to that of The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield where as the film is seen through the eyes of a hand camera.
“Project Almanac” has received mixed reviews. Rotten Tomatoes has given the film a rating of 35% based on over 50 reviews saying “Project Almanac” isn’t without wit or originality, but its thin story and irritating found-footage camerawork ultimately make it difficult to recommend.” John DeFore of The Hollywood Reporter in his review said that the film “begins as a marginally fun diversion before proving to have nearly no interest in the possibilities of its premise.”
“Project Almanac” is out in theatres now.