Review: Jennifer’s Body

Okay I know, why am I reviewing a movie that came out months ago? Being a poor college student, I don’t have the luxury of having pocket money to spend on expensive movie tickets to watch movies the day of its release. Instead, I rely on Netflix, meaning I mostly watch my movies via DVD.

Now that we’ve got that covered, I’ve just recently watched Jennifer’s Body, starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, and I guess I have to agree with the majority of the critics regarding the movie. Although it was written by Diablo Cody, writer of Juno, this movie lacked many essential features.

But I suppose before we get into the actual review, a brief synopsis is in order. Set in the high school of Devil’s Kettle, popular hottie Jennifer is sacrificed to the Devil by a group of Indie Band in hopes by sacrificing her, their band gets instant fame. Unfortunately, for the sacrifice to work properly, the lady must be a virgin, which Jennifer is not. So, Jennifer continues to live, sort of, but to keep her energy and hunger full, she must become a cannibal.

Jennifer’s Body has its good and its bad. There’s definitely some humor in it, which you can expect from Diablo Cody. But as a film that falls into the category of horror, I wasn’t scared at all (and believe you me, I am a wimp when it comes to any supernatural crap). The movie had some blood, I suppose, but nothing too gory. And they don’t even show Jennifer really tearing a human apart, only the silhouette of the scene. Lame.

One scene that instantly comes to mind is when Jennifer just got sacrificed and she appears in Needy’s (the best friend) kitchen.

Looking all bloodied up, she awkwardly heads to the fridge, rummages, starts eating a piece of meat, and then vomiting black liquid goo. Perhaps this was supposed to be a terrifying sight, but I couldn’t help laughing uncontrollably. Yet this might be because hottie Megan Fox was growling at Seyfried and savagely eating a drumstick instead of keeping her picture-perfect pose. Gotta give props to her for doing something so … grotesque.

Storyline-wise, things seemed to jump ahead too fast, but all the same, it seems like nothing major really happened. Jennifer only killed three boys, and over a fair amount of time. It wasn’t as if she went on a rampage and ate half the school, so she wasn’t really threatening. And once she told Needy about her secret, there wasn’t really any conflict, except that Needy needed to kill Jennifer.

This movie is not to be taken seriously. It definitely has its flaws, but if you’re a Megan Fox fan, then you’ll enjoy it. And if you’re not big on horror movies, then watch this.

Oh, and anyone else disappointed by the big fight between Jennifer and Needy?

  1. An enjoyable teen horror with terrific performances and a nice line in jet-black humor thanks to Diablo Cody’s excellent script. Nice Review, check out mine when you get a chance!

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