Movie Plot – Project Power: A new drug is in town, except this time it gives you superpowers for five minutes. An ex-soldier is teaming up with a teenage dealer to take down the creators.
Directors: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman
Writer: Mattson Tomlin
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback
I had seen a trailer first and must say it was on my radar afterwards. The idea of gaining powers after taking a pill seems really interesting to me. I would have taken a pill anyway if it was real, even if there was a risk of dying. I’m way too curious to pass that down. Also, who wouldn’t want to have superpowers? The only downside is that you don’t know what power you’re going to get.
Jamie Foxx is playing an ex-soldier who is hunting down the source of this new drug. And, he’s not scared of other people’s powers at all, and it’s incredible. He’s definitely the stand-out of the movie.
There was also a cop played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I did love him as a character, but I expected that he was going to be more interesting then he was. He does use powers himself to fight against crime, which is awesome. It’s like they say, you have to fight fire with fire.
The girl who was dealing with drugs was also involved in Project Power. To be honest, I would have preferred it without her because I had the feeling that she didn’t really have any added value. And yes, you could say she had certain tasks or something. But she really felt very pale as a character.
Hungry for more … powers
Of course, the most interesting thing for me in this film were the powers. And we got to see several powers. Although I thought they should have shown a little more. You have cases where they show too much, and others too little, but Project Power fails to get to the middle of it.
I have to say that the powers we saw were good. Especially the fire dude, that looked really good. Although I’m not sure, I think they have physically affected themselves. For example, the one with fire had burn marks.
And to come back to the fact that they were too few powers. This was an important matter for me. Especially because this was the reason why I wanted to see the film.
An okay story
The story is pretty okay, but nothing special. It has been done before. It was interesting to see Jamie Foxx as some kind of detective. As I said, he really was the most interesting character.
What I did find interesting was the flashbacks he got. That made me curious. However, in the end, it felt those flashbacks led to something that was average.
If you are hoping for an exciting villain. Then you can forget it because they are really not memorable or interesting.
Also, this is not based on a comic book movie. It did however took some inspiration from other comic book stories.
Project Power makes you long for more than what it is. The trailer looked really good, but the movie didn’t succeed in leaving a mark.