Film Review: Project X
Based on a (horrifyingly) true story, a suburban house party gets out of control after the invite goes viral.
STRAIGHT-LACED teenager Thomas is cajoled by his irresponsible friends, Costa and JB, into throwing a house-party for his birthday.
You may also want to watch:
Unbeknownst to the kind-hearted Thomas, bolshie Costa has sent the invitation viral, resulting in over 1000 “guests” terrorising the quiet suburban neighbourhood on the night of the party.
Convinced their ‘project’ will gain them life-long notoriety, the friends enlist Dax, an unsettlingly introverted character, to film the whole thing for posterity.
- 1 Affordable housing block given green light for garage site
- 2 St Albans Fireworks Spectacular returns to Verulamium Park for 2021 display
- 3 St Albans Feastival proves highlight of food and drink celebration
- 4 Lib Dems: City centre road closures are blighting neighbourhoods
- 5 Police refuse to prosecute over Smallford Pits destruction
- 6 14 of the best places for a curry in Hertfordshire according to readers
- 7 Drivers seriously injured after crash at Wheathampstead junction
- 8 'It could have been fatal' - Tractor trailer overturns at London Colney
- 9 St Albans MP Daisy Cooper condemns government for fuel crisis
- 10 Property Spotlight: An Edwardian detached family home in central St Albans
Along with party goer’s video phone footage, Project X does a Blair Witch Project, filmed entirely on hand-held camera, and later, when things get really out of hand, by police helicopter.
Any and every derogatory angle is exploited, including projectile vomiting, naked under-water filming and an angry midget punching everyone in his path in the crotch.
In all fairness, there’s some great camera work and impressive sound editing.
Most of the time you feel like you’re watching one of those hopelessly hip Adidas adverts featuring the likes of Snoop Dog and David Beckham.
Technical compliments aside, half the film is spent willing the party to be over so the tantalisingly horrendous fall-out can manifest.
Project X would have better served its purpose as a Skins-length TV program, as there’s a strict limit on how long a sex-alcohol-sex-midget-sex-alcohol routine can hold your attention.
One final saving grace is in the subtle casting of talented teens, and several scene-stealing turns from Milo the dog, who is by far the funniest character.
This film will be of absolutely no interest to anyone over the age of 20 and, given the 18 certificate, that’s a very small demographic they’re pitching to.