How much responsibility should filmmakers shoulder for the morality of their films? Films targeted toward teenagers or younger should hold high consideration on how impressionable this age group actually is.
Clearly this was the last concern for the filmmaker’s of Project X, a movie about three teenagers who throw a party in order to become “cool” amongst their peers. The party quickly moves far beyond their control and havoc ensues.
Sounds like something we’ve all heard before. However, this movie takes everything to an extremely ridiculous level without any real consequences for those responsible. In fact, it is troubling to see the rewards for the destruction and the message this sends to the viewing public.
The movie itself features nothing special in the way of acting, direction or script. Endless shock-value “humor” with no substance is all you can expect. Obviously, nobody is trying to create a masterpiece here.
The movie is shot as a documentary and features a lot of earthquake style camera movements. Be warned if you’re susceptible to motion sickness.
We can only hope that this does not spawn a series of copycat movies to perpetuate the idiocy of this horrendous film.
Bottom Line: If this movie defines the current teenage generation, God help us all.
Runtime: 88 minutes