Mar. 07, 2012 - Issue #855: (Re) cycling
Project XWhite suburban teen, talking like he's seen lots of rap videos, uses social media to throw friend a birthday party with lots of "hot bitches," for blahpussyblah, and to make friend feel cool, etc, whatever, yeah.
(Movie pretends to be found-footage, but that's best for horror films, when we don't know what's coming. Here, the plot's more predictable than the bespectacled-fat-friend/third wheel: teen hordes come, party goes monster-wild, destruction gets epic, birthday-boy still lands dream-girl with clichéd speech.)
Trashing house, burning trees and generally fucking lots of shit up, yo!, that was cool! Because Project X stands for Xcuse to shrug off empty-spectacle moviemaking as awesome partying in Hollywood. Laughs? Nope, just one or two chuckles (involving marginal characters). Acting? Pretty flat. Angry midget? Check. But trashing cars, wrecking a house, filming T&A music-video-montage style, blowing up the '80s-Animal House-style-teen-flick into a Michael-Bay-scale waste-off, and getting people to pay $10 cover to see it all? Now that's the X marks the spot we're going for, a sweet spot, dude, that Xtremely cynical profiteering spot atop the box office. Fuck yeah!
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh
Directed by: Nima Nourizadeh
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