PROJECT X (2012)
Directed by Nima Nourizadeh in his directorial debut this found footage comedy is loosely based on a true event that took place in 2008 in Australia. Project X takes place in North Pasadena with 3 main characters Thomas, Costa and J.B. Costa wants to throw the "biggest" party ever for Thomas' birthday when his parents are out of town. Well, just like always, guests show up the party, they booze, dance and get high. But strangely, things go outta hand as more guests keep showing up and that's when the party goes out of control
The only thing about this movie that kept me up watching is just because it was something that actually happened. As for the rest, it was just a #Superbad
(2009) wannabe rip-off only made terrible. The movie overly relies so much on it's "true story" factor, and partying that they just forgot about the fact of keeping it as a raw true story event. There was actually no need for all the clichéd college introductions, crushes, "hot women", "losing your virginity" tropes, drug dealers etc. Well now that's new, isn't it ?
The characters play their one dimensional, clichéd parts good. Thomas as an awkward guy, an overly brainy J.B. and Costa with that typical "I don't give a f**k" attitude. Their wannabe attitudes just work, probably in a parodied manner. But then the story cannot escape all those teen party clichés to make it more movielike. There are very few gags when it calls itself a comedy. Atleast it didn't keep me bored for 90 minutes
Then what else left ? Oh yes the actual party in other words a long 1 hour unedited #musicvideo
. There's just so much slow mo shots here that Zack Snyder would be jealous. Well it's a party movie, not surprising but there's just nothing into it other than that. You can't help to notice how poorly it's made. Nourizadeh just relishes so much to film party sequences that some shots doesn't even make sense as to who the hell is filming this. There are soundtrack choices throughout the movie even after the party has ended which just doesn't makes it feel like a found footage at all. One scene is shot from two different angles at the same [CONTINUED IN COMMENTS BELOW]