Project X was a bit of a unique experience for me. I had the opportunity, thanks to an old friend, to check this film out prior to it’s release date: this Friday, March 2. This in turn benefits you guys, so everyone wins!
Did I Just See That?
The story behind Project X is pretty simple. Thomas (Thomas Mann) is turning 17. His two friends, Costa (Oliver Cooper) and JB (Jonathan Daniel Brown), want to make it a memorable night. What starts as a small party, ends up as a destroyed neighborhood. The events that take place between are some of the most outrageous (in a good way) things I have ever seen onscreen.
Project X has pretty much everything you could possibly imagine within it’s 88 minutes. There is nudity, drugs, sex and alcohol. What makes this even more ridiculous is the fact that the entire film is about high school teenagers. This is certainly not a flick to see with your mom, but that is definitely part of the appeal. We’ve all wanted to be the kid who throws the most epic party and Project X makes this a reality for Thomas, Costa and JB.
We’ve Seen This Before
In many ways, Project X is like nothing else we have seen before. In other ways, it is almost unbelievably similar to one other high school party movie (Superbad anyone?) from a few years ago. This is my major gripe with Project X. There is some glaring similarities to Superbad and at times I felt as though I had already seen the movie.
We have 3 friends – one conservative, one that cares about nothing but getting laid, and one that is awkward and gets made fun of constantly. They’re putting together an epic party with the ultimate goal of getting drunk and laid. The list goes on and on.
The Bottom Line
Even though these similarities are evident, it doesn’t take away from the overall experience of Project X. This is, by far, one of the most entertaining films I have ever seen. There is stuff constantly going on. It’s genuinely funny. When you’re not laughing you’ll have your hand cupped over your mouth thinking “Oh my god, did that just happen?”
What makes Project X so good is that it borders the line of absurd, but rarely crosses it. Some of the things that happens are so crazy that it is almost unbelievable, but it doesn’t go too far. So, I think it goes without saying that this is a 100% recommendation to see this one. Again, don’t go and watch Project X with your mom, but I can assure you that you won’t be disappointed. Project X is basically like Superbad on steroids, so don’t miss it!