Project Power [2020] ★★

It doesn’t take much time for this Netflix action film to take an intriguing premise and turn it into something way too familiar. “Project Power”, starring Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon-Levitt,  imagines a world where a pill can give you unpredictable superpowers for five minutes. But every fairytale has its dark moments, which is why it’s up to Foxx and Levitt to team-up and take down the people responsible for its creation. It’s a hell of a premise, and for about 45 minutes, the movie truly delivers some pulse-pounding action sequences. But from that moment on, it’s obvious that the people behind this project don’t have enough ideas to keep things moving along. Foxx and Levitt are always a pleasure to watch, and the movie is still entirely watchable. But surely a premise like this one should have been exploited to its maximum potential. Too bad.

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