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Project X
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Aug 3, 2012 By: J.A. Hamilton
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Director:
Nima Nourizadeh

Actors:
Thomas Mann
Oliver Cooper

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Three High School Seniors decided it's time to go big or go the hell home and throw the most ridiculously awesome party in the history of all parties. I wish to hell I'd been there!
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
It's hard to sell a movie on the basis on one big party alone, I remember watching the trailer and thinking it looks fun and all, but it's nothing I'd pay to see. On the flip side I love the premise, it's nothing new--a group of dudes wanting to get noticed, laid and throw the biggest damn shindig ever conceived. I'm a guy. I went to High School. I know this feeling. The truly great thing about this movie is how much it surprised me. There's loads going on here, and just when you think "the party" is going to simply fizzle and go out, a new layer of added enjoyment (the ecstasy) gets dropped into the mix and shit goes from wild to insane. I'm not ashamed to say I loved this movie.

I'm always a sucker for this setup, and as much as I loved SUPERBAD, this is what I hoped that movie would be. Sure, SUPERBAD had more laughs, but make no mistake this movie's funny too. There were many laugh out loud moments. But this movie's "chick" factor was in full effect with tons of party oriented nudity and hot bods to go around. There was also that "I'm in love with my chick best friend" played out angle, but it by no means is overplayed and doesn't ruin the overall effect as it does in some movies. I didn't understand how that guy could be so damn pissed about his gnome ornament until the party, and then I was like, "oops". I'd have chased those mofo's to the edge of hell had it been me, so there was no surprise here when he actually tracked them down and literally unleashed hell with that flamethrower in a LETHAL WEAPON 4 style blowout.

PROJECT X won't win awards or get nominated for anything other than "most epic party" and that's fine. It is what it is and never at any point tries to be anything but, which for me, adds to the flavor. There's something to be said about how grandiose you can make a party these days with all the technological advances we've seen over the past couple decades. The one thing I didn't buy about the ending though was how calm his dad was. Seriously? My parents went away the summer of nineteenth birthday and I threw what I considered a killer party consisting of about a hundred people and then my parents came home early. My mom was ready to string people up and skin their asses Predator style and all we did was move around the living room furniture so we could add speakers and make a dance floor. Had I done what these guys did, she'd have traveled the globe to find a witchdoctor who could revive me after death. I'd have no doubt been tortured until I turned thirty.
THE EXTRAS
Project X: Declassified: Here the cast and crew define the party as a separate entity, a supernova that just keeps getting bigger and brighter. I couldn't agree more. It was beautiful.

Project X: Pasadena Three: The production team call casting eighty percent of the game and I agree. These fellas were cool though and their chemistry was believable. You can't ask for more than that in a film like this.

Project Xpensive: Tallying up the Damage: This feature is short but hilarious. It pretty much gives us a play by play of the each item damaged and the cost of set item. Ball replacement surgery: 25 000 bitches! Love it.

Previews: There are a handful of trailers that play before the feature. And this extended cut also contains a DVD Copy and ULTRAVIOLET Copy of the film.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
I love a good party. I love a seeing a group of underdogs get their due. This flick was good clean fun with loads of nasty riddled through it to ensure they partied like it was 1999. Hell, that was better than any party I've ever seen or heard tell of and I've seen my fair share.
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