Monday, September 28, 2009

Jennifer's Body - Bout Time!


I feel as if i've failed you guys as a horror blogger. It is my duty to see all the new horror releases so I can get up reviews as soon as possible and I have failed you when it comes to Jennifer's Body. Reason being, due to my new job, I didn't even get the chance to see it until last night - so I guess I have a somewhat valid excuse! But better late than never, right? I'm sure everyone reading this has either already seen the movie or hasn't because they have no desire to, so I don't think i'm gonna be swaying any decisions here, but here are my very late thoughts on Jen's Body nonetheless.


While the combination of Megan Fox and Diablo Cody's dialogue was almost unbearably and excruciatingly annoying and irritating, I gotta say, I had a lot of fun with Jennifer's Body and really, isn't that the main reason we go to the movies? I was entertained, more entertained than i've been by a theatrical horror film all summer, so I can't really speak too badly about the flick. In fact the only real problem I had with it is the same problem most had with it - the dialogue. Diablo Cody's witty banter was fine in Juno, a flick I dug quite a bit, but I think i'm already over her writing style. Didn't take long, eh? There are many cringe worthy lines throughout the film, too many to even count, and these lines make the movie as annoying as it is fun but again, it is still fun and that's really all that matters here. It's all the movie was trying to be (it is, afterall, about an indy rock band sacrificing a virgin in an attempt to attain mainstream success) and i'd say it valiantly succeeded. Expect mindless fun, expect a bloodier version of Juno, and you shouldn't be dissapointed.

Keep your eyes peeled for a very special surprise cameo towards the end of the movie - a cameo that gives the film serious points in my book. Can you say LANCE MOTHERFUCKIN' HENRIKSEN! I'm a huge Henriksen fan and being that I haven't seen him on the big screen in what seems like eons, this not even listed on IMDb cameo was a real treat for me. Well played, whoever decided on bringing him into the fold, well played.

Oh, and for the record, Amanda Seyfried is sexier than Megan Fox. There, I said it. While i'm not a member of that camp that thinks Megan Fox is overrated in terms of her looks, her annoyingness drops her down several notches. I will say though that if there was ever a role made for her, the titular Jennifer is probably that role. She's annoying as all hell, but she actually pulls off the role pretty well - which would make sense being that the role calls for her to be pretty damn all hell.


B-Movie Becky said...

I agree with you about Fox. I thought her persona and annoying acting added to the role.

I had some fun with the movie, but my fun was ruined by it taking itself too seriously at times. Too much crying!

Zacery Nova said...

Amanda Seyfried is a joyous actress, she's brilliant.

- Zac

Wings said...

I am gonna have to wait for DVD, but looks fun and glad to know you enjoyed it.

ThePersonYouBenefitFromKnowing said...

I'm glad that I'm not the only one who hates Diablo Cody's dialogue. I have some witty friends, but I haave never really been in this magical world where people talk the way they do in Diablo Cody's. I also think she stole the title of the movie from the song by Hole of the same name. Bite me Megan Fox too, lame-ass bad actress ftw!

The Film Reel said...

HAHA! I'll join the annoying dialogue club. Didn't see Juno so I wasn't sure how Cody's writing was but found the script to be annoying, along with Megan Fox who I can't stand.

I think Adam Brody stole the flick and the sacrifice scene had me in stitches. I liked it more than I thought I would or really wanted to.

Johnny said...

Sacrifice scene was hands down the best scene in the movie.

Carl (ILHM) said...

This one still has "Wait for DVD" written all over it for me, as for Fox? Pass. Im out on her, shes way too everything most guys think is hot for my taste

willy jerk-off said...

I want to bugger Megan Fox and A-girl-da Seyfried.