Project Power Movie Review and Film Summary

Project Power Review

Project Power is a Netflix original Fantasy/Mystery. The movie was digitally released on 14 August 2020. Project Power got its direction from Henry Joost, Who is also known for movies like Catfish and Nerve. The movie is starring Oscar-winning Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Machine Gun Kelly. The screenplay of the movie is written by Mattson Tomlin. Project Power is a high budget movie having a total budget of 85 million dollars. Project Power got its production from Eric Newman, Who has also work in movies like Children of Men and The Last Exorcism. The story of Project Power revolves around the mystery of a pill, That provides superhero powers for a temporary basis. 

Project Power Cast 
  • Jamie Foxx as Art
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Frank
  • Dominique Fishback as Robin
  • Rodrigo Santoro as Biggie
  • Courtney B. Vance as Captain Craine
  • Amy Landecker as Gardner

Project Power Film Summary

Project Power Films Summary

Project Power begins in the US City of New Orleans. Here, We are shown a huge boat with the name Genesis. The reference for the name is from the Bible, That refers the same for the idea of creation or origin. Genesis in the modern term refers to a new beginning of something. On the ship, There runs a company in the name of Teleios. The word Teleios refers to perfection. It reflects the company’s intentions to make humans a perfect being. Teleios is working to create a pill that will give superpower to humans. This will change the course of human evolution.

Teleios distribute their pills to local drug criminals to experiment with the effectiveness. After eating the pill, The human DNA changes and gives the person the ability to perform superhero activities. After eating the drugs, You could turn into a fireman, a man of steel, or some other superhero power. But the Pill had a big disadvantage, After eating, You could also explode. Two men, One police officer, and the other an EX soldier. Came together to find the origin of the drugs. And when they investigate they find some very interesting mysteries. 

Project Power Review

project power review

The movie is not a superhero movie that you are expecting. I lot of people, including me, have high expectations from the movie. But it turns out to be just an average movie with an impactful social message. Jamie Foxx was as usual great in his role. He makes himself immersed in the character.

His time on the screen is the only reason for many to watch this movie. Dominique Fishback has also kept her role in place, But she was not able to hold her emotions well. Project Power has the resources and talent, But still, The movie was not made into a masterpiece. The closest resemblance to a movie that has a similar feel, I would look towards Deadpool. And the close comparison of both the movie will leave Project Power Dwarfed.

The movie is filled with cliches and over-excited music. Project Power does not bring anything new to the table; And plays the Old Good cop, Bad cop. Art’s, Personal life is shown very vividly, But it lacks the intention of the movie subject. The story of the movie and film synopsis seems great. But the execution of the movie is emotion-centric, Focusing on giving profound social messages, and cliche jokes. The film is a one-time watch movie. 

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