• Movie– Project Power
  • Cast-Jamie Foxx, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dominique Fishback, Rodrigo Santoro
  • Director– Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman

This was a decade back. The manager duo was reportedly summoned to the offices of Paramount Pictures and was given the gig to produce an approaching franchise film, on the state they confess that Catfish was, actually, a fake documentary.

Joost and Schulman, who’ve adopted the substantial chiller charge’ Henry and Ariel’, keep to the day the events revealed in Catfish, an extraordinary story of internet fraud, actually occurred. They have been reported to have stood their ground at that Paramount assembly. The franchise picture they were offered has been Paranormal Activity 3 — itself a mockumentary. They ended up creating 2 of these.

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It is kind of telling Joost and Schulman have not made a documentary because Catfish, in spite of the fact that the movie inspired a spin-off series which has aired almost 150 episodes. The word itself has become synonymous with internet identity theft. Their most recent movie, Netflix’s Project Power, is the toughest since Catfish, but not as much enjoyable.

For a movie that revisits the often researched thought that human beings are functioning at just a portion of the entire capability — recall Limitless and Lucy?

The lives of three characters float in an ambiguously futuristic New Orleans, in which young Black children are utilized drug dealers to push pills on the roads. However, these are not any normal pills. Popping only one of them is able to provide an individual superpower, but just for five minutes. A narcotics cop performed with Joseph Gordon-Levitt is hoping to clean up the roads with the assistance of a young woman working as his informer. Little do his managers understand that Frank — that is JGL’s personality — is taking exactly the identical power tablets he is hoping to rid the town of.

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Both men, independently, encounter a bigger conspiracy — one where a mustache-twirling villain played with Rodrigo Santoro (you may remember him, Xerxes from 300, or Jesus from the ill-fated Ben-Hur remake) is seeking to mass-produce the energy pill and receive the whole planet hooked onto it. The next action finds them joining forces and culminates because most superhero movies appear to do nowadays, in a cluttered CGI slugfest.


There’s an intriguing subtext in author Mattson Tomlin’s script — his original, which, such as Catfish, motivated a bidding war involving studios — which the movie fails to efficiently investigate. JGL’s personality is often seen wearing a Steve Gleason soccer jersey an homage, perhaps, to the athlete that became a sign of comeback in post-hurricane New Orleans.

Tomlin’s screenplay does, however, indicate his affection to superheroes and superhero theatre. That’s a great sign, considering he’s credited, together with Matt Reeves, as a co-writer about the upcoming Batman movie. The comic book references from the Project Power, which can be largely only nods to everyone from Johnny Storm to The unbelievable Hulk, are more efficiently done than some of those socio-political topics that the movie briefly addresses.