Who would of thought in the year 2020, all of our summer blockbusters would be on streaming services? Earlier we had (what usually would be huge Hollywood blockbuster to see in theaters) “Underground 6”, “Extraction” , The Old Guard” and now “Project Power”.
Jamie foxx stars as a former soldier teams up with a drug dealer and a cop (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to find the source behind a dangerous pill that provides temporary superpowers for five minutes. The film is directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, produced by Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless, and written by Mattson Tomlin. It stars also stars Dominique Fishback, alongside Colson Baker, Rodrigo Santoro, Amy Landecker and Allen Maldonado.
This film is somewhere between the film “Limitless” and the comic book series “The Boys”. While I did enjoy the film, I found the movie to be lacking in certain areas. There was a lot of things in the script I think was missing that could of made the film feel whole. It wasted a lot of opportunities. I love Jospeh Gordan Levitt and I peep that’s why they cast him as the lovable cop who takes illegall drugs, who quotes Clint Eastwood and goes beyond the badge to catch a criminal.. y’all know cops in real life are going to walk away with something else.
One huge missed opportunity is with Jamie Foxx who people tend to forget is a comedian!! There was a scene when Dominique Fishback had asked Jamie was was his power. They could of made a whole comedic scene where he tells her he has a power of a shrimp and she could of clown him the whole time and in the end when they reveal his powers, it would of been a twist which shrimp power he had. Overall, I love Project Power . Would of loved to seen it in theaters (definitely a summer blockbuster) but they definitely missed a lot of opportunities to tackle things such as the effect hurricane Katrina had on people in New Orleans and crooked police. I dig the film theme though. Find your power.