Review: A tired gimmick weakens thriller ‘Project Almanac’

January 29, 2015 12:36 AM

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Review: A tired gimmick weakens thriller ‘Project Almanac’

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.

In “Project Almanac,” which follows a group of high school misfits who invent a time travel apparatus, the technique is used as a means to gain entry into the lives of these kids, it makes what could have been a fresh send up of genre conventions seem as cheap and forgettable as all the rest.

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