Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Today, I just saw the movie, “Jennifer’s Body”…a film that is a mix of horror and comedy. The film is written by Diablo Cody, the Oscar winning screenwriter who wrote the movie, “Juno”.
Here is my review:
Plot/Synopsis: Two high school best friends Jennifer (Megan) and Needy (Amanda) enjoys some fun times by going to see a local rock band, named Low Shoulder at a small bar. The band Low Shoulder has kidnapped Jennifer after the gig and turns out the band were devil worshippers. Jennifer is being held in a sacrifice in a Satanic ritual which the band must kill Jennifer, hoping that this will get the band a record deal. This didn’t do anything but turn Jennifer into a possessed demon which she goes on a killing rampage. Jennifer’s friend, Needy, tries to end all of this horror herself.
Lets get right to it…
The Good: Megan Fox starring the leading role. The brief lesbian kiss between Megan and Amanda (could have been a longer makeout though). Special effects, cinematography, Diablo’s unique dialogue when the character’s speak, the gross out scenes, Megan’s evil smile with her face covered in blood, Meg’s acting skills (she can do the leading role quite well).
The Bad: The story and plot line (seems like every horror film we’ve seen, nothing original), the Low Shoulder rock band being Satanic, Adam Brody’s acting…no nudity (sorry Diablo and Karyn, but this is not a true horror film if Megan and Amanda refuses to go naked, there were sexual content in the film but NO naked boobies! Just some advice when you work on the sequel, teen horror films mix it up with murder, gore, and full on nudity!) Too much rock songs being played throughout the film when I would much rather hear classical scoring and not these typical teeny power pop bands blaring through the film.
I respect Diablo Cody for giving horror films a try, but she’s gotta lot of learning to do with the horror genre. It wasn’t a bad film, but nothing amazing and mind blowing. I thought it was pretty entertaining and ok. Just an ok film. It’s just something to wait on DVD for and kind of wished I did. If Diablo wants to get into horror, she needs to learn from the masters: Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Rob Zombie or Marcus Nispel. I’m sure they would be willing to teach her how to write good horror stories.
Score for “Jennifer’s Body” = ** 1/2 stars (as in “ok”)