The superhero genre is much like the zombie genre these days. It’s over saturated and there are too many of them. And when I say there is too many of them, that means there’s more bad ones then there are good ones. Luckily, Project Power is one of the good ones.
The film isn’t the most original concept but it is very enjoyable. Mostly due to its very likable cast that bolsters the likes of Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Dominque Fishback. The film is directed by Ariel Schulmanand Henry Joost, produced by Eric Newmanand Bryan Unkeless, and written by Mattson Tomlin.
The story follows a drug dealer, police officer, and former soldier who team up to stop the distribution of a pill that gives the user superpowers for five minutes. Now typically with these types of films we get the typical super powers on display and when I say typical I mean the cheapest. Telepathy, super speed, and super strength.
However Project Power does a good job separating itself from the pack and reveals their powers are steeped in science and reality. Specifically animal genetics.
The film does a good job focusing more on the characters day to day problems instead of over focusing on the fantastical powers which when they are shown are pretty impressive. Whether it’s invulnerability, pyrokinesis, camouflage, etc, all the powers look amazing and realistic.
Project Power might be about super powers but the main attraction here is the exceptional cast who all play off each other very well. Overall the film is a fun sleek action thriller that doesn’t completely live up to its full potential but is still an enjoyable Netflix gem to sit back and enjoy.