Time travel movies are awesome…when they do it right.
I just watched Project Almanac the other day. It was a decent movie but I was struck at how many other older movies did what Almanac tried to do, only better.
It’s a found footage movie. I like those, but you have to do it right. Good examples would be Blair Witch Project, Cloverfield, and Chronicle. These three films took the found footage aspect seriously. Project Almanac does not. There are scenes where there’s no way you could hear the characters without a boom mike in the background. There are other scenes that have no reason to be filmed by someone with a camera, or simply can’t be filmed with a camera in the way it was done. It uses the found footage angle as a gimmick, not a basis for storytelling.