Preview: Project X (2012)


A teenager's attempt to throw the greatest birthday bash in history turns into one of the loudest, drunkest, most brash parties ever.

  • Poster: C


A rather simplistic poster featuring a raging party in the background and the sky-exploring hosts sprawled on the ground gets an added boost of pointlessness with a balloon-launched dog added for purported amusement.

  • Trailer: C; F


The first trailer makes for an innocent romp. When I first saw the title, I thought the studios had once again dipped into the murky '80's water and pulled out the cute, anti-animal testing, Matthew Broderick drama for a modern update. This is not that.

Relying too much on the producer credit to The Hangover director Todd Phillips already turns me away from the film, but the trailer merely exists to excite pre-pubescent minds about what constitutes a rocking party. It's going to be a hit simply by all the youngsters it draws in, but that doesn't make it a well crafted trailer.

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Release Date:

  • March 2, 2012