I have already made my pick for worst movie of 2012 – Project X. The sub-genre style that I hate the most – found-footage – has made its way to teen comedy. The resulting movie is so terrible that it makes every other found-footage movie look good – even the atrocious ones like The Devil Inside, The Last Exorcism and the Paranormal Activitys.
Project X follows a trio of friends planning a “game-changing” 17th birthday party for one of the kids. Neither of the three are popular and have any friends. Al contrar, they’re a bunch of A-hole losers, bully-fodder. Unlike most kids that are bullied, these three dicks deserve it. With the birthday boy’s parents gone for the weekend, they plan a house party that’s bound to get out of control.
Alcohol, drugs, nudity, sex, violence, death, riots, destruction, mayhem and hate crimes ensue – all of which are written off and deemed okay in the movie’s moral simply because the kids wind up popular in the end. If someone dies at your party, don’t sweat it. As long as you end up cooler in the end, it’s all good. Being 31 years old, the most disturbing aspect of the film for me was the high amount of sex and nudity from its supposedly teenage characters. Once this news gets out, pedophiles and pervs alike are sure to fill the theaters.
Deemed as a comedy, I promise you that there’s not an ounce of anything funny in the entire movie. The only bit that actually warrants well-earned laughter takes place during the credits, a clip from a Jimmy Kimmel monologue where he says he hasn’t seen so much teenage nudity since R. Kelly’s last video. Aside from that solitary during-the-credits clip, there isn’t an ounce of entertainment in this atrocious movie. Project X is nothing more than an annoying movie 90 percent full of montages, an elongated and unrated music video with unlikable central characters.