Genre Guesstimation – Project X (2012)


The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.

This month’s Genre has been chosen by Tim of FilmFunkel  We will be reviewing our favorite Found Footage movies.  In order to get a better idea as to what this genre might include, check out this post by Tim.

Please get me your submissions by the 25th of December by sending them to TisTheFFSeason@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box!

Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of Found Footage Films…

Project-X“I’m gonna go have a long cry, and then start calling some lawyers. ” – Costa

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Dec 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A group of high school wannabes throw a small party that turns into a madhouse.

My Take on it – The genre that Tim chose is actually quite a difficult one for me since I am not a fan at all of horror movies which seem to be the go-to genre for found footage films.

In order to try and find some that I would enjoy, I scoured the Internet for Found Footage movies that steer clear of the horror aspect.

This was actually a very novel and innovative choice for a found footage movie because instead of being a teen horror film, it’s a film about what teens are the most scared of… being unpopular.

The use of cellphones, cameras and other forms of media to record and show us a very out of control party is great because it actually makes a lot of sense that there would be people filming in this kind of environment.

The characters are all fun (but not so memorable) and it was interesting to watch how they acted and reacted as the film moved along at a great pace.

Being a child of the 80’s, I’m quite familiar with teenage party movies and eventhough I liked this one a lot, it still didn’t reach the epic levels of the movies I remember from my teenage years, but is still a worthy addition to the genre.

Bottom Line – Surprisingly I actually enjoyed this movie much more than I expected to.  The characters were fun and interesting to watch and the idea to use cellphones and cameras to record the whole story was a very novel idea because it worked well.  Still doesn’t reach the level of 80’s comedies of this genre, but still worthy of being a very enjoyable teen party flick. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The most pirated movie in 2012 (approx. 8,720,000 downloads). (From IMDB)

Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Close, but not close enough. I liked the idea but something was still missing to make it even better.

Rating – Globe Worthy

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5 thoughts on “Genre Guesstimation – Project X (2012)

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