Fox is definitely a name associated with sex appeal and it’s obvious why
she was chosen to be the star billing behind this dark comedy horror, even
though her acting sometimes leaves a lot left to be desired. But hey,
it’s Megan Fox, you know the drop dead gorgeous beauty, so acting can
take a back seat for now.
Jennifer’s Body is written by
(Juno) and directed by Karyn Kusama which revolves around two best
friends at school, Jennifer, the hottest girl in town and her nerdy
friend Anita (Amanda Seyfried) Lesnicki or “Needy”.
friends are total opposites, Jennifer is all dolled up and Needy seems
like plain Jane, clichéd and stereotypical. Eventually Jennifer
convinces Needy to out to their local club with her to see the band “Low
Shoulder” but when a fire breaks out at the club, things begin to go
from bad to worse.
Against the wishes of Needy, Jennifer decides to go
with the band, more specifically Nikolai (Adam Brody) and when they get
involved in a Satanic ritual (thanks Google), she dies and becomes an
even more attractive succubus.
With a taste for teenage boys,
Jennifer begins on her killing spree and it’s obvious to see where the
film is headed. Needy figures out that it's indeed Jennifer who is
killing the high school boys and now she must find a way to put an end
to her nightmare.
There are a few standout moments in the film
such as a bloody and violent Megan Fox as Jennifer, even though
the plot is sometimes a wrangled mess of questions and inconsistencies.
The star of the movie is definitely Amanda Seyfriend, do I detect some
of Diablo Cody in her character and to an extent Megan Fox who is
definitely thrown into the movie for visual eye candy and yes it works.
video quality on DVD is quite acceptable, although some of the scenes,
more specifically the night scenes seem a little grainy at times. The
audio compliments the movie as does the pumping soundtrack.
conclusion, although I’m part of Generation Y and it seems that this film was
made for us from the script, cinematography and music, I do expect a
little, well, much more from my films, even with Megan Fox in it. But
ironically, the stupidity of the movie actually works at times and I did
find myself in hysterics in certain times. Maybe a rent before a buy!
Theatrical Edition/Extended Edition