Bad Movie Beatdown: Project X (2012)

Film Brain looks at a film set at the biggest party you’ve likely ever seen and offers a view of humanity that will make you want to hurl. Contains strong language, drug and alcohol use, censored nudity, sex references and some violence. This work is protected by Fair Use.

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"Bad Movie Beatdown" takes a look at the very worst that Hollywood has to offer with commentary and analysis. "Projector" is reviews of current UK releases that have yet to open in the US. There may also be some commentaries and other material.


  1. Oh hey I remember this movie! Course I didn’t actually see it, wasn’t really something I wanted to watch. Cool review Film Brain!

  2. I seen a ad on MTV for all those drunk Jersey Shore dumbass fans
    Great Review as always Film Brain

  3. Wait, Film Brain is either ignoring, or totally missing, the direct Scrubs reference?

  4. You know, Film Brain, your reviews often serve as cushions. Once I watch a bad movie beatdown, I’m much better prepared for all kinds of awful crap, and mostly remember your review better than the movie itself. That was the case for Big Mommas House 3 and Beth Cooper.
    Then I tackled Project X, and I was ready for Costa’s annoying squeaking and constant Superbad mimicking, but not how mind-numbingly dull the movie gets, even though you address the matter. Same visuals communicating exactly the same thing over and over again, montages in place of character interaction, obnoxious music, and language that isn’t exactly what David Mamet writes down. Not to mention, it’s a party you’re only allowed to watch from the side. Woo-hoo.

    But there’s a question that was never posed by the movie (not that I expect it to be that introspective) and you sort of hint to it with the “popularity in high school” comment: so, Thomas threw a party – what now? There’s this victorious moment near the end where the entire school finally recognizes and salutes him for throwing this party… but why is that important? Is he now the go-to-guy for future parties? Or is he gonna be the one-hit wonder of parties?
    What did he accomplish? Did he even make friends there? It’s not like he socialized or anything.

    What a load.

    (This comment was brought to you by NoFun.)

  5. Thank god I never heard of this movie, I’m also baffled by this mentality as well “Let’s ruin everything to prove we party hard!” single most moronic thing along with the whole “You don’t drink alcohol and get piss drunk? Pussy.” way of thinking. When I was still in school I always heard the guys in class gloat how they got super drunk and tried to piece the night together from photos/videos made with their phones, to which I always said “What’s point if you can’t remember a thing?” and their ingenious response was along the lines of me being lame or a little boy because they are “REAL MEN” a phrase they and many other clearly have no concept of.

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