I would be lying if I said I didn’t know what I was getting myself in for when I went to see this film. Excessive drug use, binge drinking, objectification of women and the destruction of the host’s house. The film was abysmal and the story line was condensed easily into three minute trailer. The three main characters had an uncanny resemblance to the cast of Superbad, however less witty and lovable. Actually, thinking about it..that whole film is basically Superbad on acid. I can see some youngsters enjoying this film, particularly under the influence of alcohol themselves however, I just felt I had seen the film before. The fat sidekick gets laid at a party whilst the underdog becomes a hero for throwing an ‘awesome’ out of control party and Jewish guy is rich and gets off scott free. The girls of course are disposable and treated as sexual objects, which I have to admit is really irritating to see time and time again. Spoiler alert: Project X has the added bonus of cruelty to both animals and midgets!
(https://elizabethvalentinasutton.wordpress.com/audience-theories/hypodermic-needle-theory/) I do think that some scenes in the film could implant ideas into teenager’s minds. After seeing it happen in the film they may think it’s acceptable to put the vertically challenged into an oven.
There were a few things I did like about the film though. The soundtrack was pretty awesome to be honest and I liked how they included alternative views of the more exciting scenes using ‘handicams/ mobile phone’ content. It was also refreshing to see a ‘found footage’ film outside the horror genre.
I guess I am being somewhat of a prude about the whole thing, my main concern is teenagers mimicking Project X’s shenanigans and that more out-of-control house parties will be sprouting up all over the place.
On that note I would give this film a 5.5 out of 10.