Found-footage concept feels tired in 'Project'

January 29, 2015 4:27 PM

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What have we done to deserve another found-footage movie? The tired hand-held technique that seemed so fresh in 1999 with "The Blair Witch Project" long ago wore out its welcome.

The only thing noteworthy about its use in "Project Almanac," which follows a group of high school misfits who invent a time-travel apparatus, is that this particular found-footage film isn't really a horror film, but a sci-fi thriller. Used as a means to gain an entry into the lives of these kids, ...

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