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PROJECT POWER has a good cast led by Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx. The production quality is top notch, with entertaining slow-motion action sequences and great CGI editing. The movie has a strong moral worldview. It stresses saving people from harm and extols friendship and family. However, the villains have a humanist lust for manipulating other people as they see fit, though it’s clear their demise is imminent. PROJECT POWER also has foul language and violence, and it contains references to evolution. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.
PROJECT POWER is a science fiction thriller streaming on Netflix about a pill that gives people supernatural powers for five minutes. PROJECT POWER is top-notch entertainment, with a strong moral worldview stressing saving people from harm, but the villains showcase strong humanism with their lust for manipulating others as they see fit. The movie also has lots of foul language, violence and references to evolution.
Set in New Orleans, PROJECT POWER begins with an obvious notorious character named Biggie. Biggie tells a group of drug pushers about the genius of a pill that has the ability to give whoever takes it various extraordinary abilities. After the movie’s title flashes across the screen, viewers meet Art who appears to be flying under the radar. Art shows up at an apartment complex looking for a guy named Newt. They meet but quickly get into a fight as Newt seems to hide who the supplier is for the power pills he’s pushing around town. Newt winds up dying in an explosion, but Art gets hold of Newt’s cell phone, which leads him to a teenage girl named Robin.
Robin is a dealer for the power pills, but she’s doing so to earn some cash for her mother who has a diabetes and needs a major surgery. Robin is pals with a police officer named Frank who looks out for her on the streets but doesn’t condone her current line of work.
On meeting Robin, Art pretends to be Newt and winds up throwing her in the trunk of his car until she agrees to tell him what she knows about the power pill supplier. Robin is actually in the dark when it comes to the supplier’s identity, but she does know where to find more information.
Art and Robin arrive at a Chinese supermarket where Robin will supposedly meet a guy in the back of the store who can field her questions and give Art the information he needs to find the supplier. However, chaos ensues, and Art winds up getting injured.
Robin takes Art to a vet clinic and stitches up his wound. The two start to become friends instead of being skeptical of one another. Robin convinces Art to take her along with him in his quest to find the supplier if he’ll pay her for her time. Art reluctantly agrees and shares his motivation for wanting to find the supplier. The power pill dealers have kidnapped his daughter and are testing it on her in an undisclosed location.
Now, it’s only a matter of time before Art finds his daughter, and Frank catches up to Art and Robin to help them make the French Quarter safe from the bad guys.
PROJECT POWER has a good cast led by Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx. The production quality is top notch, with entertaining slow-motion action sequences and great CGI editing. The nondiegetic music score also aligns very well with the movie’s themes.
PROJECT POWER has a strong moral worldview with an emphasis on saving people from harm, but the villains showcase strong humanism with their lust for manipulating other people as they see fit. There’s also lots of foul language and violence, and references to evolution. MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for older teenagers and adults.