Project X follows three seemingly anonymous high school seniors as they attempt to finally make a name for themselves. Their idea is innocent enough, let's throw a party that no one will forget, but nothing could prepare them for this party. Word spreads quickly as dreams are ruined, records are blemished and legends are born.
Bad film in lots of different ways
- Project X review by TE
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There's lots of reasons why this film was so bad but the main reason which made me regret the waste of time was the disparity between the 'realistic' style of filming (hand-held camera style) and the completely derogatory, objective, stylised use of females throughout the entirety of the film.
Why is it that the males ranged from ugly to handsome while sweating, being dishevelled, drunk and spotty etc. while ALL the females were preened, glossed, with big boobs, tiny clothes gyrating in front of the camera and getting their tits out?
The main characters' friends are entirely objectionable (and are congratulated for being so at the end) and more than anything, it has NO comedy value at all.
Not quite the traditional all-night-party movie Project X tells the story of quiet, shy Thomas, whose parents go away for the weekend leaving him to have a party for his birthday. Thomas, whose friend’s deem is in need of a party to help him loosen up and prepare him ultimately for manhood, allocates a maximum capacity of 50 guests to his modest get together, thanks to the wonders of modern technology however the final figure is more like a thousand.
Although so far Project X sounds like every party movie you’ve ever seen, it does have a rather noticeable change of tone compared it’s older brethren like The Hangover; when things – inevitably – get out of control and Thomas finds himself in the midst of one of the craziest parties in LA history, rather than using this as an opportunity to develop the characters and lead them to their ultimate – although obvious – revelation or life changing experience, the writers of Project X have in fact decided to present their audience with a series of insane images of the party as it descends further and further into madness; leaving you with little more than a montage of countless drunken incidents.
Some have felt that this choice was a little inspired, taking the traditional expectations of the party movie genre and twisting it into a more realistic party experience full of the incoherence and destruction of any teenage party. Others on the other hand see this rather “experimental” ending as a lazy and indulgent excuse for the film makers to have a party.
Personally I fall into the latter camp, feeling that if I wanted to feel superior and unimpressed by a bunch of drunken teenagers I could actually attend a high school party; there’s more chance of actually enjoying myself over the ass-and-mind numbingly boring hour and a half spent watching this waste of tape.