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Sunday, March 4, 2012

MOVIE REVIEW: PROJECT X

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PROJECT X



The Hangover's Todd Phillips produces this outrageous comedy from writers Matt Drake and Michael Bacall (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World), which follows three undistinguished high-school students who attempt to achieve popularity by throwing the ultimate party. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Director: Nima Nourizadeh

Cast: Thomas Mann, Brady Hender, Alexis Knapp, Miles Teller, Peter MacKenzie

Release Date: Mar 02, 2012

Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, nudity, drugs, drinking, pervasive language, reckless behavior and mayhem - all involving teens

Runtime: 1 hr. 28 min.

Genres: Comedy

Review:

Project X is the kind of film that comes around every few years. It’s a hodgepodge of The Hangover, any 80’s teen flick, and Animal House with a lot more fire. Nima Nourizadez uses the found footage technique which give the film an authentic feel initially but with Todd Phillips, who produces, things get exponentially more absurd and over the top. It borrows heavily from other films and doesn’t really deliver anything new or exciting but it’s still a fun little trip. The characters all feel familiar but each one makes for an interesting cipher even if we only scratch the surface. The film is more concerned with mayhem and there’s an interesting and almost gleeful approval of losing total control, if I listened closely I could almost hear Tyler Durden approving in the background. I have no doubt that this film will become this generation’s party movie, each generation needs one, and there’s an approving nod from the filmmaker throughout. Regardless, it’s disposable entertainment, quickly and easily digested and just as easily forgotten.

C+

Bluray quality; Video quality varies depending on the type of camera, it's spotty but decent; Sound is excellent with thumping beats during the party scenes which stand out.

I was hand-selected to be a member of Blu-ray Elite, a beta program from Warner Home Video which has graciously sent me this free Blu-ray disc.

6 comments:

  1. What I found hilarious was when I watched the Australian At The Movies review of this. They were pretentious arseholes about it! And the guy, David Stratton was complaining that the film had women do nothing else but get naked. He's complaining about that?!?! He's a guy! Complaining about stuff like that is against man-law! haha! (Although I wouldn't expect anything different from the guy who bashed Warrior just because he finds MMA fighting 'repulsive and abhorrent'! haha!)

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  2. Oh man, the trailer looks so awesome and I was already extremely excited for it, but the critics, the reviews are all pretty mediocre. Looks like just another Todd Philipps fail :-/

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  3. Chris that's pretty funny, his man card should be revoked.

    Maynard, it's enjoyable just not as memorable as it shoult be, still lots of fun though.

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  4. wow, i was expecting to hear the worst about this one.

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  5. Wow. You're probably right. I'll wait for Netflix or HBO. LOL. Good review. :D

    --Diana

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  6. It's enjoyable fun Candice. Don't think you'd miss much by waiting Diana.

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