Project X (2012) review
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/07/12
Total anarchy with illogical sequences (how accurate the filming was with Dax in certain locations and how it shifted to the person focused, why didn't the police come back immediately, how swiftly the police reacted to the fires, etc.). Watch it without kids, with an open mind or your favorite brewskie, and relish/compare it to the parties you've attended. Thomas (Thomas Mann), Costa (Oliver Cooper) and J.B. (Jonathan Daniel Brown) plans of throwing a party to become popular and "score" some. The father of Thomas thinks he is a loser. Kirby (Kirby Bliss Blanton) is a childhood friend of Thomas. Editing of the film was effective to keep it interesting. Music was very suited to the documentary like flick, which was well selected. Some lines were funny while most scenes were raucous, avaricious, and sexist. There is no real plot, just a couple of High School students trying to have a good time with drugs, alcohol and sex. Documentary style of shooting is getting to be tiring since almost every is doing it lately. The film reminded me of a cross between a modern age Animal House, an insensitive version Superbad, a young cast similar to The Hangover and a low IQ version of Revenge of The Nerds. Characters eclectic, you have a nervous Thomas whose image is unpopular, J.B. a silent perv helping out his friend and the foul mouthed naughty instigator Costa. T-Rick's character over the top just to get back his gnome. Best lines: Thomas - "I needed this." Dax - "Thanks Thomas. I had a really fun time. You'll be alright." People might think its all just about the best party thrown, this really autentically represents the negative side of youth in this day of age. It's impact is much like Fight Club, which shows how influential this became. Despite the poor direction and overdone rude scenes, Project X depicts the adverse effects of excess, choices, recklessness of youth, values shown by parents and forgiveness for admitted mistakes. Almost at par with Borat but with less humor and in the field of Road Trip. Could have been better in many ways, mindless fun at its finest.