At the end of the first Adam Project movie, Shawn Levy told audiences that it was the first in what would be a trilogy of action-packed science fiction comedies with time travel as its central theme. Now, just over two years later, we finally have our hands on the second installment in that series, which has been touted as being much funnier than its predecessor and which also moves along the overall plotline at an exciting pace. While watching this new film, we couldn’t help but notice some interesting tidbits about time travel that we could use in our own lives—and here they are! What We Learned About Time Travel From The New Adam Project Movie
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Pre-production: There are no rules
one member of our production team suggested we dress up in character for calibration. Another person thought it was a great idea to wear a different character costume every day on set, just for fun. We ended up doing both. The best thing about being creative is that there are no rules, so play around and figure out what works best for you and your collaborators! Once you have an idea, run with it! (But be warned: time travel can cause serious brain damage.)
Production: Don’t waste your time with an overly complicated script
If you have seen more than three movies in your life, then there is a strong chance that you have seen at least one time travel film. In films like Back to the Future or Looper, intricate time travel devices are critical to telling an engaging story.
Post-Production: Stop expecting change to happen overnight
Instead of worrying about what could go wrong and trying to avoid it, accept that things will go wrong. That’s inevitable—and it’s actually a good thing, because errors are opportunities for growth. This year I lost my passport while traveling overseas. Rather than fretting over when I would get it back, I focused on what I could learn from the experience.
Marketing: It takes patience
A lot of patience. You can’t think that time travel is going to immediately get you some kind of mega-marketing advantage, because it doesn’t work like that.