Project Almanac, the "found footage" time travel movie in theaters today, is kinda cute. And some people have praised the self-aware way it references other, better time-travel films like Bill and Ted and Looper. But on reflection, that self-awareness isn't a strength, it's the reason Project Almanac falters.
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Check out the brand-new trailer for Project Almanac, a found-footage looking time travel movie. It's got teens, and time machines and hijinks. But the real meat is when one character comes face-to-face with his past self—paradox!
Project Almanac is a thoughtfully crafted found footage-style film that keeps its way-out time-travel premise grounded, thanks to authentic performances and well-composed visuals. We talked to director Dean Israelite, and he told us the secret of making a high-concept science fiction film feel realistic.
Project Almanac is shot found-footage style, had its title changed three times and had its release date pushed back nearly a year, but don't jump to conclusions just yet. We got the chance to see Dean Israelite's directorial debut at Comic-Con, and while we can't give a full review just yet, we can tell you it looks…