First Glance: “Project Power”


Streaming giant Netflix is taking a pinch of action, a dash of science-fiction, and a sprinkle of superhero flavoring and mixing it all together in their new Original film “Project Power”. It comes from the directing duo of Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost and stars the interesting pair of Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Perhaps most intriguing is screenwriter Mattson Tomlin who is co-writer of the much anticipated Matt Reeves film “The Batman”.

The first trailer hints at a pretty wild story. Apparently a pill has been created that imbues whoever takes it with his or her own unique superpower. “You never know what your power is until you try it.” The catch is it only lasts five minutes meaning people are always wanting more. Of course there are some ugly side effects and of course dealers look to get rich off of abusers. Enter Foxx and Gordon-Levitt each playing characters with their own particular motivations.

“Project Power” premieres August 14th on Netflix. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

10 thoughts on “First Glance: “Project Power”

      • Yes, I find as I get older and the world gets heavier, I can enjoy bonkers superhero/action/derringer-do kind of movies better than the deep and meaningfuls. I suppose it’s a kind of been there, done that now gimme some fun kinda thing! 😊

  1. It does look interesting as I do like Jamie Foxx and JGL as I might check it out. I did read that Tenet might not come out this year. It’s best that no films come out this year until this pandemic is over which is going to be a lot longer considering the poor leadership we have.

    • It sucks but I’m thinking you’re right. I know some small independent theaters that are open around here but they aren’t enough for big movies like Tenet to open. Big cities and big chains have to open before the blockbusters will come.

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