This one is a really big hit when it came out on Netflix August 14, 2020.
Project Power is directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost and Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless are the producers. Project Power is instantly the top-streamed film on Netflix as soon as it was released that weekend and we know why.
So, here the plot: Police officer, pills, former soldier’s and his daughter who was kidnapped. Sounds cliche? Think again.
The story revolves in New Orleans where there’s a new pill being sold and it’s not just any typical pill you can ever think of. This one gives you superpowers — literally. But the superpower that comes out of the pill is random. Sometimes it gives superhuman strength, makes you become like Elsa on Frozen, makes you become like a chameleon or gives you the power of fire. All that seems amazing and you’ll feel like you’re an X-men member but it comes with a price. If you use it too much, you’ll die.
The cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt as NOPD Officer Frank, Jamie Foxx as retired soldier Art and Dominique Fishback as Robin. This is a beautifully crafted story that will keep you on the edge of your seats (or couch) on every action sequences. It’s action-packed and not one bit of this movie is boring. Each character has its own story and the writer, Mattson Tomlin, sure had everything covered and explained in the movie. The entire cast are very remarkable (they already are, by the way) and I think that this is a wonderful masterpiece the way it is and I wouldn’t change a thing.
This movie has been in the works since 2018 and I guess that answered some questions if this was filmed during quarantine.
Did you miss some of the characters? Casey Neistat is also part of the cast as Moto as well as Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly) as Newt.