David Raskin (Jonny Weston) is a high-school science nerd who dreams of going to MIT. When he and his friends (Sam Lerner, Allen Evangelista) find a "temporal displacement device" built by his late father, David can't wait to start tinkering. When they finally get the device to work, the teenagers jump at the opportunity to manipulate time in their favor -- but their joy is short-lived when they begin to discover the consequences of their actions.
Director: Dean Israelite
Cast: Sophia Black-D'Elia, Allen Evangelista, Ginny Gardner, Jonny Weston.
Rated R for some Language and Sexual Content
Runtime: 1 hr. 46 min.
Genres: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Thriller
Found footage films are well past the point of expiration, so if you’re watching one you’re probably one of those people who still enjoys the genre to a certain extent. Project Almanac uses the conceit fairly well while mixing in the time travel into the mix. Time travel stories have built in issues to begin with and the plot here doesn’t really do anything special and its solutions to some of the bigger logical issues is just to ignore them. Luckily, the film’s cast is likable enough to make the film fairly enjoyable even though it’s a tad too long for its own good. It’s a solid bit of mindless fun even though it takes a good while to get going and once it takes off the film’s over, leaving an endless amount of possibilities on the table unexplored