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(The Hollywood Reporter)   You say "grimly depressing, glumly unfunny teensploitation comedy about an epic all-night party that devolves into anarchy" like it's a bad thing   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 76
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2012-03-01 08:58:35 PM  
I remember when Porky's was the end of Western Civilization. Meh. Same as it ever was. Juvenile sex and poop jokes are juvenile sex and poop jokes.
 
2012-03-01 09:40:16 PM  
The sex and drugs don't offend me. As a filmmaker the whole "found footage" genre offends me. They never make any logistical sense. Either it's set as a documentary, in which case why would any documentary filmmaker shoot like a loquacious spider monkey was holding the camera and leave the digital time stamps on the film. Or it's supposed to be one guy holding a camcorder, yet the shots are somehow taken from three different angles, even if the scene is set inside a car or tiny room.

Even in the more realistic found footage movies like The Blair Witch or Cloverfield, there's always the point where you have to say, "DROP THE CAMERA, ASSHOLE! You're being chased by a witch or a dinosaur or a demon". And they always add the filters to downgrade it to look like they're shooting it on a camcorder for authenticity.

But the budget to ratio in found footage movies is such that it's not going away any sooner than 3D.
 
2012-03-01 11:41:00 PM  
Will there be female nudity? Cause if there is then it is a good movie. Q.E.D.
 
2012-03-01 11:50:13 PM  
Chances are that it's better than The Hangover II-which isn't saying much.
 
2012-03-01 11:52:04 PM  

Runs_With_Scissors_: I remember when Porky's was the end of Western Civilization. Meh. Same as it ever was. Juvenile sex and poop jokes are juvenile sex and poop jokes.


Compared to Project X, Porky's is the Citizen Kane of teenage horndog films. Plus, Porky's had steadicam, so it was watchable.
 
2012-03-01 11:56:26 PM  
I'm a sport. I'm not offended by toilet humor or gratuitous nudity as long as it is FUNNY. (I thought "Hot Tub Time Machine" was pretty damn funny, for what it was). As one with some minority blood coursing through my veins, I can laugh at racial (not racist) humor. But based on the trailer I saw this looks like two hours of farkin' crap - like the nerd screenwriter's fantasy of what he wished he'd done in high school come to life. Of course, I'll check it out once it is on satellite, to be sure. Can't promise I'll watch it all the way through.

Get off my lawn, too.
 
2012-03-02 12:05:49 AM  
This looks like an unfunny Superbad.
 
2012-03-02 12:07:02 AM  

freetomato: But based on the trailer I saw this looks like two hours of farkin' crap - like the nerd screenwriter's fantasy of what he wished he'd done in high school come to life.


Yeah, it's tough to watch something that reads/looks like MarySue fanfiction (like Twilight). If you write a thinly veiled version of yourself as being superawesome and adored by everyone, it comes across as pretty lame. Like photoshopping your own head onto supermodel/superhero bodies.

That said, how many people will watch the film and think "OMG that is so wicked outrageous!" and how many will watch it and think "I'd break those little shiatheads' knees." With age and property ownership comes less tolerance for youthful hijinks.
 
2012-03-02 12:13:16 AM  
sounds like Skins
 
2012-03-02 12:28:47 AM  

farkingismybusiness: This looks like an unfunny Superbad.


So it looks like Superbad then.
 
2012-03-02 12:30:03 AM  

Lsherm: Runs_With_Scissors_: I remember when Porky's was the end of Western Civilization. Meh. Same as it ever was. Juvenile sex and poop jokes are juvenile sex and poop jokes.

Compared to Project X, Porky's is the Citizen Kane of teenage horndog films. Plus, Porky's had steadicam, so it was watchable.


Lassie.
 
2012-03-02 12:30:59 AM  

the opposite of charity is justice: farkingismybusiness: This looks like an unfunny Superbad.

So it looks like Superbad then.


Yup.

/and Hangover, plus any American Pie and Will Farrel movie
 
2012-03-02 12:36:39 AM  

FunkOut: With age and property ownership comes less tolerance for youthful hijinks.


Yeah, that's true. I also read Catcher in the Rye for the first time when I was about 26, but I was already a married homeowner with a degree and a job. I thought Holden Caulfield was the biggest whiny prick ever and just wanted to kick his ass.
 
2012-03-02 12:45:54 AM  

Mugato: The sex and drugs don't offend me. As a filmmaker the whole "found footage" genre offends me. They never make any logistical sense. Either it's set as a documentary, in which case why would any documentary filmmaker shoot like a loquacious spider monkey was holding the camera and leave the digital time stamps on the film. Or it's supposed to be one guy holding a camcorder, yet the shots are somehow taken from three different angles, even if the scene is set inside a car or tiny room.

Even in the more realistic found footage movies like The Blair Witch or Cloverfield, there's always the point where you have to say, "DROP THE CAMERA, ASSHOLE! You're being chased by a witch or a dinosaur or a demon". And they always add the filters to downgrade it to look like they're shooting it on a camcorder for authenticity.

But the budget to ratio in found footage movies is such that it's not going away any sooner than 3D.


Totally agree on the 'found footage' thing. I always want to scream 'drop the camera and run you farking moron!' Also, the effect depends on the 'narrator'. Hud in 'Cloverfield' was such a clueless idiot, he couldn't have died fast enough for me.


Two exceptions: 'Monsters' and 'Chronicle'. The narrator in 'Monsters' is a photojournalist that's covered war-zones; so it makes sense. 'Chronicle' also does it right by having compilations of many different cameras and an eventual narrator that's convinced of his superiority/divinity that makes the constant filming/focus work.

Also, I have yet to see one of the original 'found footage' movies, '84 Charlie MoPic'; I'm hoping that it works since it's a war correspondent's footage. From what I've heard, it's the best of the genre by far.
 
2012-03-02 12:49:43 AM  

JonZoidberg: FunkOut: With age and property ownership comes less tolerance for youthful hijinks.

Yeah, that's true. I also read Catcher in the Rye for the first time when I was about 26, but I was already a married homeowner with a degree and a job. I thought Holden Caulfield was the biggest whiny prick ever and just wanted to kick his ass.


I thought the same thing at 16. I don't know if it's an age thing, though, because I was a pretty depressed kid and reading about someone else's shiatty life wasn't much of an escape for my own shiatty life.
 
2012-03-02 12:50:37 AM  
The problem with those kinds of parties is that you have to be really wasted to enjoy them. Movie theaters don't like to let obviously wasted people into theaters.
 
2012-03-02 01:06:45 AM  

the opposite of charity is justice: farkingismybusiness: This looks like an unfunny Superbad.

So it looks like Superbad then.


That was the joke I was going for but I actually liked Superbad. It had it's moments. The only thing even resembling a joke in the trailer I saw for this movie was a dwarf jumping out of an oven. So unexpected! The rest looked like an LMFAO music video.
 
2012-03-02 01:10:58 AM  

I Like Bread: JonZoidberg: FunkOut: With age and property ownership comes less tolerance for youthful hijinks.

Yeah, that's true. I also read Catcher in the Rye for the first time when I was about 26, but I was already a married homeowner with a degree and a job. I thought Holden Caulfield was the biggest whiny prick ever and just wanted to kick his ass.

I thought the same thing at 16. I don't know if it's an age thing, though, because I was a pretty depressed kid and reading about someone else's shiatty life wasn't much of an escape for my own shiatty life.


13 for me. Awful, hammy, fapping waste of a novel.
 
2012-03-02 01:11:46 AM  
Frankly, I think we could use more raunchy comedies with boobs and sex scenes and less violent kill fests and torture porn.

Maybe that makes me weird.
 
2012-03-02 01:16:23 AM  

TwistedFark: Frankly, I think we could use more raunchy comedies with boobs and sex scenes and less violent kill fests and torture porn.

Maybe that makes me weird.


TwistedFark for president of the MPAA!!
 
2012-03-02 01:17:34 AM  

TwistedFark: Frankly, I think we could use more raunchy comedies with boobs and sex scenes and less violent kill fests and torture porn.

Maybe that makes me weird.


I walk out of the theater if I find I've been suckered into the first and won't go within 100 miles of the second, so.
 
2012-03-02 01:21:40 AM  
I'm sure that soon after this movie hit the theaters, FailBlog will have several years worth of new material.
 
2012-03-02 01:28:42 AM  
Didn't they try this already with that Spring Break MTV movie or other?

And if I remember, it failed miserably.
 
2012-03-02 01:30:28 AM  

JonZoidberg: FunkOut: With age and property ownership comes less tolerance for youthful hijinks.

Yeah, that's true. I also read Catcher in the Rye for the first time when I was about 26, but I was already a married homeowner with a degree and a job. I thought Holden Caulfield was the biggest whiny prick ever and just wanted to kick his ass.


That's funny. I never made that connection 'til just now. I read Catcher in the Rye in high school for a class and could not figure out why almost everyone else in the room thought it was so great and why so many loved or connected with Holden Caulfield. I guess I was just mature for my age.

/it's really to bad I haven't matured much since.
 
2012-03-02 01:35:54 AM  

Runs_With_Scissors_: I remember when Porky's was the end of Western Civilization. Meh. Same as it ever was. Juvenile sex and poop jokes are juvenile sex and poop jokes.


There's good sex humor and bad or boring sex humor. Todd Phillips falls into the latter. The Hangover was 2 hours of people walking around saying, "We were so f*cked up" and substituting that for any good jokes or premises.
 
2012-03-02 02:14:49 AM  
There is only one Project X film, and it has monkeys. And Matthew Broderick.

Actually, a film of a pool party featuring monkeys and Matthew Broderick would be far and away better than this could possibly be. Somebody make this happen.
 
2012-03-02 02:25:03 AM  

Wayne 985: Runs_With_Scissors_: I remember when Porky's was the end of Western Civilization. Meh. Same as it ever was. Juvenile sex and poop jokes are juvenile sex and poop jokes.

There's good sex humor and bad or boring sex humor. Todd Phillips falls into the latter. The Hangover was 2 hours of people walking around saying, "We were so f*cked up" and substituting that for any good jokes or premises.


It's hard to believe that I, a guy whose favorite comedy is Dumb and Dumber, could become a comedy snob, but these kinds of movies have done it. I feel like I have aspergers when I watch these movies and I hear other people laugh. I don't understand. Why is an Asian guy cursing so hilarious? Is it because he's Asian? I don't understand why cursing automatically makes things funny. Hangover was bad, but the movie that was the worst in this vein was The Goods starring that Entourage guy. Jesus...
 
2012-03-02 02:27:43 AM  
So, this is basically a Superbad/Blair Witch mashup? Pass.
 
2012-03-02 02:40:54 AM  

JonZoidberg: FunkOut: With age and property ownership comes less tolerance for youthful hijinks.

Yeah, that's true. I also read Catcher in the Rye for the first time when I was about 26, but I was already a married homeowner with a degree and a job. I thought Holden Caulfield was the biggest whiny prick ever and just wanted to kick his ass.


I read Catcher in the Rye for the first time at 15, and it was incredible. I read it again at 22 and just wanted to punch Holden in the face. (It didn't help that I'd just finished reading Angela's Ashes)
 
2012-03-02 02:59:18 AM  

freetomato: I'm a sport. I'm not offended by toilet humor or gratuitous nudity as long as it is FUNNY. (I thought "Hot Tub Time Machine" was pretty damn funny, for what it was). As one with some minority blood coursing through my veins, I can laugh at racial (not racist) humor. But based on the trailer I saw this looks like two hours of farkin' crap - like the nerd screenwriter's fantasy of what he wished he'd done in high school come to life. Of course, I'll check it out once it is on satellite, to be sure. Can't promise I'll watch it all the way through.

Get off my lawn, too.


Hot tub time machine was awful.

Awful awful awful. It didn't even have continuity or likeable characters, or jokes.
 
2012-03-02 04:30:10 AM  

farkingismybusiness: This looks like an unfunny Superbad.


Yeah, I just don't see the cast of Project X showing up in Oscar nominated movies five years from now.
 
2012-03-02 05:16:17 AM  

Gosling: TwistedFark: Frankly, I think we could use more raunchy comedies with boobs and sex scenes and less violent kill fests and torture porn.

Maybe that makes me weird.

I walk out of the theater if I find I've been suckered into the first and won't go within 100 miles of the second, so.


"Oh fiddlesticks, I've been duped! This movie has BREASTS in it!" *walks out*
Yep, not gay at all.
 
2012-03-02 05:58:33 AM  

nigeman: freetomato: I'm a sport. I'm not offended by toilet humor or gratuitous nudity as long as it is FUNNY. (I thought "Hot Tub Time Machine" was pretty damn funny, for what it was). As one with some minority blood coursing through my veins, I can laugh at racial (not racist) humor. But based on the trailer I saw this looks like two hours of farkin' crap - like the nerd screenwriter's fantasy of what he wished he'd done in high school come to life. Of course, I'll check it out once it is on satellite, to be sure. Can't promise I'll watch it all the way through.

Get off my lawn, too.

Hot tub time machine was awful.

Awful awful awful. It didn't even have continuity or likeable characters, or jokes.


You know how I know you were born after 1990?
 
2012-03-02 06:59:03 AM  

Kazaa: There is only one Project X film, and it has monkeys. And Matthew Broderick.

Actually, a film of a pool party featuring monkeys and Matthew Broderick would be far and away better than this could possibly be. Somebody make this happen.


How many monkeys would it take to write a script for that?
 
2012-03-02 07:02:11 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Will there be female nudity? Cause if there is then it is a good movie. Q.E.D.


The red band trailer had boobs, so I'm going to go with yes.
 
2012-03-02 07:04:25 AM  

Mugato: The sex and drugs don't offend me. As a filmmaker the whole "found footage" genre offends me. They never make any logistical sense. Either it's set as a documentary, in which case why would any documentary filmmaker shoot like a loquacious spider monkey was holding the camera and leave the digital time stamps on the film. Or it's supposed to be one guy holding a camcorder, yet the shots are somehow taken from three different angles, even if the scene is set inside a car or tiny room.

Even in the more realistic found footage movies like The Blair Witch or Cloverfield, there's always the point where you have to say, "DROP THE CAMERA, ASSHOLE! You're being chased by a witch or a dinosaur or a demon". And they always add the filters to downgrade it to look like they're shooting it on a camcorder for authenticity.

But the budget to ratio in found footage movies is such that it's not going away any sooner than 3D.


Ugh, you had to mention Cloverfield. That movie made me want to throw up, mostly because of the damn shakiness of it all (also, IMO, a terrible movie as well). I don't know how I made it through the end. District 9 had the same effect, but I enjoyed it more so I only noticed it at the beginning.

Shaky-cam has got to go. If it doesn't then they should add a new rating, one that warns people with motion sickness to take some ginger pills or dramamine before viewing.

/surprisingly, I never had this problem with Saving Private Ryan, I just recently started noticing it.
 
2012-03-02 07:08:48 AM  

docmattic: Kazaa: There is only one Project X film, and it has monkeys. And Matthew Broderick.

Actually, a film of a pool party featuring monkeys and Matthew Broderick would be far and away better than this could possibly be. Somebody make this happen.

How many monkeys would it take to write a script for that?


Well, it would only take one an infinite amount of years to write the complete works of Shakespeare.... i would say one, and it would take him 5 mins.

/it was the blurst of times
 
2012-03-02 07:28:53 AM  

galactus5000: nigeman: freetomato: I'm a sport. I'm not offended by toilet humor or gratuitous nudity as long as it is FUNNY. (I thought "Hot Tub Time Machine" was pretty damn funny, for what it was). As one with some minority blood coursing through my veins, I can laugh at racial (not racist) humor. But based on the trailer I saw this looks like two hours of farkin' crap - like the nerd screenwriter's fantasy of what he wished he'd done in high school come to life. Of course, I'll check it out once it is on satellite, to be sure. Can't promise I'll watch it all the way through.

Get off my lawn, too.

Hot tub time machine was awful.

Awful awful awful. It didn't even have continuity or likeable characters, or jokes.

You know how I know you were born after 1990?


Yeah, HTTM had plenty of jokes, but they were all references to 80s teen comedies, many of which starred John Cusack.
 
2012-03-02 07:50:12 AM  
Project X? I don't get it...where are the monkeys?
 
2012-03-02 08:00:57 AM  

moothemagiccow: sounds like Skins


Except the main characters are probably allowed to show their tits when they're boning.

/seriously WTF, Channel 4
/love scene = no tits, incidental sex with unimportant extras = tits
 
2012-03-02 08:18:32 AM  

you are a puppet: Hangover was bad, but the movie that was the worst in this vein was The Goods starring that Entourage guy. Jesus...


The Goods was AMAZINGLY bad. Pretty good cast, absolutely no comedic value. Whatsoever. I felt sorry for everyone in it.
 
2012-03-02 08:23:00 AM  
Wait, Project X is a comedy?

I assumed from the ads that it was a modern horror movie where the rotten kids get their comeuppance for irresponsible partying by being murdered one by one.
 
2012-03-02 08:26:31 AM  
straight to DVD
 
2012-03-02 08:30:47 AM  
I didn't really care for Superbad. Didn't think it was very funny. The whole Mclovin sideplot was flat and I decided then and there that I was going to get in on the Michael Cera/Seth Rogen backlash. I also don't think that Zach Gilfanaikis is funny. I guess I am just out of touch with today's "kids".
 
2012-03-02 08:34:07 AM  

poot_rootbeer: Wait, Project X is a comedy?

I assumed from the ads that it was a modern horror movie where the rotten kids get their comeuppance for irresponsible partying by being murdered one by one.


That's almost every horror movie for that last 30 years.
 
2012-03-02 08:36:56 AM  

Everything is Awful: JonZoidberg: FunkOut: With age and property ownership comes less tolerance for youthful hijinks.

Yeah, that's true. I also read Catcher in the Rye for the first time when I was about 26, but I was already a married homeowner with a degree and a job. I thought Holden Caulfield was the biggest whiny prick ever and just wanted to kick his ass.

I read Catcher in the Rye for the first time at 15, and it was incredible. I read it again at 22 and just wanted to punch Holden in the face. (It didn't help that I'd just finished reading Angela's Ashes)


Catcher is one of the most overrated books of all time. People confused "different" with brilliant. If I drink a lot of Grape Crush my poop the next day will be green. That doesn't make it brilliant, just different. And no matter what the color is, it's still shiat.
 
2012-03-02 09:07:26 AM  
If I drink a lot of Grape Crush my poop the next day will be green.
 
2012-03-02 09:20:03 AM  
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liked ferris bueller better
 
2012-03-02 09:25:26 AM  

Runs_With_Scissors_: I remember when Porky's was the end of Western Civilization. Meh. Same as it ever was. Juvenile sex and poop jokes are juvenile sex and poop jokes.


And the sad thing is I was not allowed to watch it when I was young enough to enjoy it. By the time I did see it I thought it was stupid.
 
2012-03-02 09:26:46 AM  
I have always had a soft spot for Superbad. I have a really good friend who looks like a chubby version of McLovin so I always picture him in that role.
 
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