As David returns to the present, he is confronted by the police, who suspect him of being connected to Jessie's disappearance. Looking over the tape, memories give way to mystery as 2014 David is briefly but clearly visible in a mirror for a split-second in footage from 2004. A brilliant high school student and his friends uncover blueprints for a mysterious device with limitless potential, inadvertently putting lives in danger. Shocked to see this, they go through all the footage and see their adventures traveling through time.
They end up being caught by Jessie and recruit her to their experiment. He returns to the future to learn that instead Adam is in critical condition in the hospital after being run over. However, the camera he and his friends have been using all along is left behind and records the whole thing. Narrowly evading the manhunt after him, David is able to get to his school and obtains a hydrogen canister.
Back in the future, David and Christina are once again going through their father's belongings, when they find their father's camera as well as the alternate David's camera. David, Christina, Adam, and Quinn later use the battery from the car of David's longtime crush, Jessie Pierce , to charge up the machine, and successfully send a toy car back in time, but blow out the power for the entire neighborhood. The film tells the story of a group of high school students that build a time machine. Shortly before the film's release, it was discovered that the footage turned in to Paramount featured 2 seconds of a real-life plane crash.
. David decides to go back to prevent the machine from being created, but the machine is out of hydrogen. Upon learning his mother, Kathy Raskin , is planning to sell the house, David enlists his sister Christina and his friends Adam Lee and Quinn Goldberg to search through the belongings of his father Ben Raskin , an inventor who died in a car crash on David's seventh birthday, in the hope of finding something that David can use to get a scholarship. This second camera still contains all the footage of David and the group from the original timeline, including the original recording of him and Christina finding only one camera in the attic. See Video: Our nerdy hero, David Raskin played with no small amount of wit and winning skill by Jonny Weston , begins the film between a rock and a hard place. Adam uses it to win the lottery, Christina gets back at her bullies, Quinn aces a chemistry test to secure his academic future, and the group eventually decides to travel back to three months before.
Noting how he appears to be reaching for a basement light switch in the reflection, David and his friends go to the basement, which was forbidden by his father. Upon learning about this, producer Michael Bay publicly apologized stating that when he saw the footage he thought it was a special effect shot and asked Paramount to remove the footage from the film. While his mom talks about selling the family home, David rifles through the papers and gear his long-dead scientist father left in the attic for inspiration. When he returns, he finds that the blackout caused by them sending the toy car back resulted in their school's star basketball player getting hit by a car and breaking his leg; the team doesn't make it to the championships, and those that would have attended go elsewhere, including the player's father, a pilot who ends up crashing a commercial airliner, along with multiple other catastrophes around the world. As Jessie lambastes David for his deception, her past self runs up, causing another feedback loop, and Jessie is erased from the timeline. David, Jessie, Christina, Adam, and Quinn eventually travel back in time to the day before and break into Quinn's house, where he draws a smiley face on the back of the neck of his sleeping past self which simultaneously appears on the back of the visiting Quinn's neck.
In an extended sequence, our fivesome use their god-like power to leap through time — so they can see Imagine Dragons at Lollapalooza. David goes back alone once again and prevents the accident that would lead to the player's injury, and averts the plane crash. Project Almanac is a Michael Bay film about a group of teens discover secret plans of a time machine, and construct one. Archived from on December 3, 2013. But even with all the teen angst and temporal alterations, the film stays fleet, funny and fast, especially as our leads figure out, through trial and error, how they can take advantage of their new abilities in ways large and small.
I think you already did. But as the future falls apart with disasters, and each of them disappear little by little, they must travel back to the past to make sure they never invent the machine or face the destruction of humanity. The film stars , , , , and. David hesitates to declare his feelings for Jessie and their relationship becomes awkward. He manages to activate the machine just as the police break into the supply room, and sends himself back to the day of his seventh birthday. Meanwhile, David destroys the blueprints and a vital component, causing him to be erased from the timeline.
Paramount partnered with on the marketing of the film. David continues to travel back in time to rectify the poor outcomes, but eventually is caught by Jessie during one of his trips, accidentally sending her back with him. On February 5, 2014 postponed the release date from February 28, 2014, to an unknown date. David decides to travel back to Lollapalooza alone to change that, leading to a future in which they are a couple.
However, he awakens and seeing his future self causes a feedback loop that nearly erases them both from the timeline. David finds an old camera with a video recording of his seventh birthday party, in which he briefly spots his 17-year-old self in a reflection. David convinces Ben of the machine's danger and tells him that he should say goodbye to his son. Jessie confronts David, who is forced to admit to using the time machine to win her affection. However, things start to get out of control. Filmed in 2013 and originally planned for an early 2014 release, the release date was later moved to January 30, 2015.
As a group of friends discover plans for a time machine, they build it and use it to fix their problems and for personal gain. The five agree to use the machine for personal gain on the condition that they always use it together. In the basement, David confronts his father Ben, who recognizes him and realizes that this means he will eventually complete the machine. . .