Male - 29 Years Old
i was just thinking that we were due for a new thread.
Project X - 5.5/10
I really wanted to prove the naysayers wrong with this one, but so much of the critique of this film was just so spot on that I can't disagree with them. A completely un-realistic, un-funny, mean-spiritred film that just fails on so many moral levels that I can't even begin. I'm ultra liberal with so many things, there's nothing wrong with drinking, drugs, sex..these are all wonderful things to experience in life but the fact that a movie like this fails to represent any real life consequences for abusing such things, especially at the extent that these characters abused them, is just completely irresponsible. Not that a movie like this really has any moral obligation to be responsible, but if you're going to sell this movie as a handycam movie, aka a movie that is supposed to be perceived as real, then you can't sell me such an unrealistic ending to this movie. I was told before the movie that a character was supposed to die...and/or there was going to be some real life twist in the movie, and i was really excited about that. What a kick in the balls that would've been to a movie like this! Everyone's having a great time, when boom REALITY CHECK sets in real hard (like in real life). The moral of the movie is, "it's worth it to have a party like this because it's important to be accepted, especially in high school"...where as the movie could have been "Is it worth it? it's just high school". . It was everything the critics talked about. It makes women out to be complete sex objects, it makes popularity seem to be important, and it's okay to make fun of kids who are different aka the "Fat kid". The 2nd main character was really unlikable, and he was kind of like Jonah hill in superbad, but with no heart. This movie completely lacks heart, and it thinks it has tons of it. Oh! And completey unrealistic use of the "handycam" gimmick. I hate it. So many times I had to ask, "wait..who's recording this part"...I know it's like the chronicle style where you're supposed to believe everyone just has a camera with them at all times....but then you ask "wait...so someone took all of these cell phones and all of these videos, and put it together to make a movie" (of course thats not what happened...but in a "handycam/found footage" movie, you're supposed to believe that that is possible.
the only reason why my score is still as high as it is is because the movie is still a solid "time piece" and a reflection of "parties of this era". Like in 20 years from now, this movie will be a good nutshell of 2012 teen "perfect party" culture.
but no heart