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Three high school seniors throw a party to make a name for themselves. As the night progresses, things spiral out of control as word of the party spreads.
Project X: I love you so much Superbad, I want to be just like you when I grow up.
Superbad: Fuck you Project X
I’m at least fifteen years too old for this film and now feel considerably older having just sat through such a mean-spirited movie populated with detestable dickheads. Where’s the heart, the jokes and love for the underdog that characterise the teen sex comedy? It appears to have been lost amongst a sea of vomit and debauchery that, even at its basest form of teenage wish fulfillment, just isn’t remotely pleasurable to watch. Project X doesn’t even attempt to tell a story or develop characters, it doesn’t even seem interested in telling any jokes as it is too busy revelling in privileged rich kids doing whatever they want without any fear of punishment.
It’s a dispiriting and obnoxious movie that is the absolute nadir of the teen comedy genre.
A very big candidate for worst film of the year, Project X made me absolutely furious whilst watching it, and I haven't felt that wound up by a film since Grown Ups. People who know me know that's a big deal.
The film is an utter shitpile for many reasons but the most egregious offenders which come to mind is the sheer laziness of the filmmaking. OK, you've given people loads of cameras. Great. And what do we see? High school kids getting drunk, breaking things and getting off with each other. For about an hour of the runtime. Brilliant. The film gets boring as soon as the party starts and considering it only stops in the last 5 minutes…
I was going to write a review for this last night, but I felt it would be better for my own mental welfare if I waited until I was sober and more emotionally stable.
I'm not a professional reviewer. so I don't take it upon myself to watch every movie I come across, no matter how bad it is. There are movies I refuse to see because I hate the idea of wasting such time that I could contribute to something better (aka anything else). I don't mind watching certain bad movies so I can have the opportunity to rip them a new asshole. As writers/reviewers, it can be rather cathartic for us to unload on these turds. But then…
I'm glad X marks the spot because then I at least know where to kick.
I'd like to offer my sincerest apologies to those in the Letterboxd community who have issued forth warnings concerning this film.
I am Moron Man and watched it anyway.
My eyes hurt.
I will be replacing the word horrible in my vocabulary with the title of this film. "That haircut is Project X." "This lasagna is Project X." "I had a Project X time at school today." "The film Project X is Project X."
I'd put off watching this for awhile, then got convinced to. I don't really get what all the fuss was about.
What an incredibly awful and, frankly, hateful film. If you want to see an authentic found-footage depiction of high school life, go watch Chronicle. This isn't worth anyone's time.
incredible, just simply incredible. if I don't have a party like this before I die, I won't be satisfied.
annoying movie is annoying.
Horrible. The only likeable characters were Kirby, T-Rick, Tyler, Everett and Milo the dog. Why? Kirby is the only one who is not a remorseless thug with complete disregard for human life and actually knows what's right or wrong, T-Rick because he hates the three lead characters, Tyler and Everett because they're actually funny and Milo because he's a dog. Everyone else was unlikeable but Costa is the worst in this film. EAT SHIT PROJECT X.
Welp, I guess I liked this more than I thought I would. But please, can this be the party movie to end all party movies? I made the horrible mistake of watching the more recent 21 & Over, and ironically enough, the college parties pale in comparison to this over-the-top nonsense. They took it to the furthest extremes, and I feel that other attempts to copycat the all too familiar drunk escapades into party life would step up short of this movie.
Don't get me wrong, the parents are still complete idiots and the movie itself revolves around a unoriginal concept...but I somewhat enjoyed it. Eh.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
There's crazy and there's stupid. That's the line this film follows from start to finish. Its like the worst parts of Superbad and the Hangover and manage to make them look like oscar winning movies.
A cast combined of a bunch of 'young' teens and extras that you are unlikely to see appearing in any other film. The three friends one loser, one douche bag, and one fat kid are all subject to causing this mess from the word go. I also can't stand the sodding hand held camera work that has become such a big but pointless step into modern day film making.
After the first thirty minutes the film was just like one giant headache that wouldn't go…
an awful film that could be summarised in one word: cliché. The story is based around a teenage guy having a party that gets out of control, that itself isn't exactly original but it just gets more and more ridiculous as it goes on. the way its been shot is the "amateur shot" approach and it looks terrible. the idea works when the story works with it, but when its a party it doesn't really make sense, how does one guy film an entire party? i know there is phone footage and stuff from the news but it still is stupid, why then film it in that gimmicky way? if you can't predict this film then you must have seen…
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