Project X

Rated 2.0

Project X: The found-footage gimmick is applied to teen party comedies with mixed but mostly lousy results. The script for this movie is no better than one of the American Pie direct-to-video sequels. While a bunch of teens getting together and throwing a wild party has been funny in the past, and will most assuredly be funny in the future, it’s not funny here thanks to a mostly unmemorable cast. I was a little less annoyed by a person continuing to film while supposedly funny things are happening as opposed to holding onto the camera while being attacked by monsters and maniacs as in past “found footage” films. But very few of the gags work, and this is all stuff we’ve seen done better before. It’s making a ton of money, and a sequel is already in the works. The found-footage thing is here to stay. Damn it.