Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Jennifer's Body (2009)

A god-damned piece of fucking shit.

Without question, the only way that this abysmal possession film earned a theatrical release is thanks solely to the fact that the filmmakers landed Megan Fox in the lead role. The sophomoric plot, unintelligible dialog, and pathetic pop culture references are the least of its problems. Fox's Jennifer and her nerdy best friend are completely annoying when they aren't busy being predictable teen stereotypes. It is absolutely critical for the lead character in every revenge film to establish an emotional bond with the audience, so that we might cower in their defeat and revel in their bloody vengeance. Such is not the case in JENNIFER'S BODY, in fact it is quite the opposite. Jennifer is unlikeable from the very first seen, and the empty writing in the script only drives a deeper wedge between her character and the viewer. Her victims are entirely undeserving, and there is never any explanation given as to why she has selected each of her victims. With no direction, no character, and no class, JENNIFER'S BODY is an utter failure on all counts. It would not have passed as a decent direct to video release let alone a theatrical one. For a superior revenge film that improves upon each of JENNIFER'S failings, check out the superior TAMARA.

Rating: 5/10.
Entertainment: 3/10.
Number of views: 1.

Do not click this link to buy the DVD, it is only here for consistency.


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8 comments:

  1. A friend lent this to me in the form of a DVD-R copy. I have yet to look at it, though. I didn't think it was going to be very good, myself.

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  2. Im so angry right now, I want to know what sexual favors had to be exchanged for this piece of garbage to get a theatrical release. Im trying to breath and focus to see if I can make a coherent review after removing all of the cussing

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  3. The gf liked it, but again, I constantly question her taste in horror movies as she does mine.

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  4. Oh dude I can toootally relate.. My wife absolutely refuses to watch anything outside of her comfort zone. If she hasnt seen it 10 times, she wont watch it. Frustrating.

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  5. Other than that, what did you think of it? (hee hee)

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  6. Full review updated sadly, that is 10m I will never get back lol..

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  7. I really don't see what all the fuss is about Megan Fox. But then again, I'm not an adolescent male. I really can't speak for this movie as I haven't seen it and sometimes I enjoy stuff that is, if properly assessed, absolute crap, so you never know.

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  8. I think the void Whedon left went when Buffy went off the air is being filled with Diablo Cody's plagiarism.

    I mean Megan Fox is hot but the movie is ehhhh at best.

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