Jennifer’s Body – Movie Review
Jennifer Check (Megan Fox) is the sexy, popular captain of the high school cheerleading squad. All of the girls want to be friends with her, and all of the boys want to have sex with her. Jennifer’s friend since childhood, Anita “Needy” Lesnicky (Amanda Seyfried), is a nerdy, substantially less popular, “plain jane” student. Jennifer ends up as the sacrifice in a Satanic ritual, held by a rock band, hoping that the sacrifice will increase their chances of getting a record deal. The ritual goes horribly wrong, causing Jennifer to get possessed by a demon and start feeding off of the boys in her high school; First seducing them to get close, and then consuming them in a manner similar to that of a Succubus. It becomes Needy’s goal to stop Jennifer from killing more of her classmates.
Jennifer’s Body is being touted as a hot movie for two reasons. First of all, Megan Fox, who was the hottie in Transformers this summer, and second of all because Diablo Cody, who wrote Juno, is the writer on this one. It’s really irritating. I loved Juno, but this is a crappy horror flick that’s misogynistic, gory, violent, and basically stupid with a couple of clever or vaguely clever lines thrown in, and I think that that’s the cheat, that nobody would ever go see this movie, even though it has Amanda Seyfried from Mamma Mia in it. Amanda can actually act. Megan is basically pretty. I guess it’s a werewolf movie. Who knows what it is. It’s a mess, and the fact that Diablo Cody wrote it — first of all, she should probably be ashamed of herself, and second of all, it lends a thin veneer of respectability to a very film. I know it will make a lot of money. One star.