So the hulk Deadpool and Gamora walk into a bar. That’s about as far as I got into this intro. Netflix is the Adam Project from the director who brought you Free Guy and some of your favorite stranger things. Each episode is a time-travel tale and an action-adventure that will make you go.
So fly with me to the year 2050 as we take a deep dive into the story to explain its time travel mechanics and puppies. If you listen closely, the first song that plays is the 1966 hit “Gimme Some Lovin.” It’s an apt title because almost every character in the film is missing love in some form or another.
Young Adam and his mother, Ellie, have lost their father and husband, respectively, and Big Adam has lost his wife, Laura. This intro sequence
Young Adam introduces us to these two atoms who coincidentally are both being chased and beaten up in their respective times. Ever since his dad died, young Adam has been acting out in school, getting into fights.
He’s accruing multiple suspensions and it’s a cry for help and puts a strain on his relationship with his mother. I’ve seen babies bigger than me. I don’t understand why your dad would do that.
Adam’s life turns upside down when a big Adam arrives from the future.
In the year 2050, time travel is possible via wormhole technology, which we’ll discover was created by his father, Lewis Reed, but Big Adam wasn’t meant to arrive in the year 2022. He was aiming for 2018, which has thrown his mission completely off.
You see, he’s searching for his wife, Laura Shane, who jumped into the year 2018 and was never seen again. There’s just one problem: Big Adam’s busted time jet won’t allow him to fly until he’s recovered from the injuries that he sustained while escaping the year 2050.
If it senses he isn’t fit to fly, it won’t let him, but if you happen to have an exact copy of someone who shares your DNA, like a younger version of yourself,
For example, it’ll allow Big Adam to repair the ship and continue with his mission. The tech is so far advanced, Big Adam explains, that the ship will repair itself, but just like the wound on his body, it’ll take some time.
Like many time-travel movies, the story does a few mental gymnastics when trying to explain the intricacies of time travel itself. When young Adam asks Big Adam if he remembers any of this happening when he was a kid, he should ask, shouldn’t he?
But Big Adam goes through this complicated explanation, which essentially boils down to this: each person has what’s known as their fixed time, the one place where they belong. If you stray out of that fixed time, like Big Adam did, your memories reform and reconcile with one another.
It’s a convoluted way of saying that Adam does not remember this happening. The big atom has to make sure not to disturb this time too much because it could change something in the future. He watches his mother from afar and regrets it.
For 30 years, you still get sick to your stomach every time you remember how you treated her then. But why was young Adam so mean to his mother? It stems from her mother’s misguided belief that she needed to be strong for her son in the face of such a tremendous loss. The loss of her husband and father to young Adam.
You think you’re being strong for him and the problem with acting like you have it all together is that he believes it, but what young Adam needs to see is his mom being vulnerable in grieving for her husband, not bottling it up and moving on to a new man.
When she knows she isn’t ready, we know Ellie still hasn’t gotten over the death of her husband. It’s been a year and a half and she still hasn’t taken out his clothes. If she could communicate her feelings better with her son, then maybe they could repair their relationship.
He doesn’t hate you, he loves you. Well, then he knows. It’s about 33 minutes into the movie that we meet our villain, Maya Sorian. She’s been going back in time to collude with her younger self to solidify her place in the future.
this means buying stocks and making connections with key players but going back in time to change the future is a big no-no and it was adam’s wife laura who found out about saurian’s tampering with time when laura went back to 2018
saurian planted a bomb in her jet essentially trapping her in that time so it’s a big surprise to adam when he’s saved by her in the year 2022
With what was a few days for him, has been four years for her. With Dorian’s men hot on their tails, the crew knows there is only one solution to make everything right and save the future.
They have to stop time travel entirely, and that can only be done if they go back in time and stop their father, Louis Reed, from inventing it in the first place. Laura essentially holds off Saurian’s men.
While the two atoms take the now repaired jet back to 2018. Lewis gives a lecture and says this interesting line: physics is a slog
It’s a slog. We are meant to work on problems that our children will solve. His son is solving the problems his physics created, but when the two atoms tell their father about this disastrous future, he seems more invested in the scientific ramifications of their actions here.
You’re always more interested in the universe than you were in your son, Adam. He holds resentment towards his father for being an absentee dad.
But it’s young Adam who tells him this isn’t true. His dad was there for him coming home late at night, tired from a long day, and whereas the film started on a love song about wanting love, the film ends on a song about wanting love.