Written by: Andrew J. Parker
Released by Netflix on August 14,
Project Power is an America superhero film written by Mattson Tomlin, directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, and produced by Eric Newman and Bryan Unless.
The film stars Jamie Foxx (Art, a Major in Delta Force), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Frank Shaver, New Orleans Cop) and Dominique Fishback (Robin Reilly, a drug dealer), alongside the likes of Colson Baker (Newt), Rodrigo Santoro (Biggie), Amy Landecker (Dr Gardner), Allen Maldonado (Landry), Kyanna Simone Simpson (Tracy; Art’s daughter), Tait Fletcher (Wallace; an employee of Gardner’s)
An action packed crime thrilling comic book style fantasy with an $85 million budget behind it and strong cast;
Power Project follows a drug dealer, New Orleans Police officer, and a former soldier who team up to stop the distribution of a pill that gives the various superpowers such as bulletproof skin, invisibility, chameleonic adaptability, bendable bones and limbs that spout knives, all to which would last a total of five minutes, but with the possibility of a fatal overdoes.
The film has been met with various reviews, both positive and negative, and many people viewed this superpower film as nothing not seen before in various superhero features. Whether that’s the case or not however is neither here nor there because superhero/power films has been done so many times now that it is arguably impossible too write something new in the genre without clashing with a franchise of the past, but that does not mean it won’t be good, thrilling and even incredible. Films are meant to entertain and that is what Project Power looked to achieve.
— To be continued in our November 2020 issue of Cut Frame Magazine. —
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