Jennifer’s Body, or as most people refer to it “That new Megan Fox movie,” is about a super popular girl with a nerdy best friend. The two girls go to a concert one night because Jennifer wants to jump the “salty” lead singer. After the band burns down the bar, they invite Jennifer to their van and go for a trip. Needy (Amanda Seyfried), the best friend goes home worried sick about what is going to happen to Jennifer.
Since this is a movie, something horrible happens to Jennifer. You don’t know exactly what right away, you just know she shows up and pukes up some weird black stuff like in the movie Splinter. We eventually find out the band attempted to sacrifice her to the devil because they thought she was a virgin. Since she wasn’t actually a virgin, she was sent back as a demon. As a demon she needs to renew her energy from time to time, and the way she does that is by killing boys and eating them.
And she’d probably get away with it forever, but she tells Needy about her cool power which starts Needy down the path to killing Jennifer. During this scene Jennifer and Needy also make out, so if you want to see some girl on girl action just fast forward to here. Everything eventually comes to head the night of the big school dance that has the band from the start of the movie. Needy tells her boyfriend to stay away from the dance because she knows Jennifer is going to be looking for her next victim. Of course, he decides to go to the dance any way and he never even makes it to the dance before Jennifer finds him and the two of them go to an old pool.
One of the songs the band is singing somehow tells Needy that Jennifer is killing again, so she runs out of the dance, follows some clues and gets to the pool as Jennifer is killing her boyfriend. After a quick little fight where the dying boyfriend stabs Jennifer with a giant pole. No, not like that, get your mind out of the gutter. Although after the stabbing Jennifer does ask for a tampon because it doesn’t kill her. She then leaves and Needy talks to her boyfriend as he dies.
The death sends Needy into a trance like mood and she sets off to kill Jennifer for the last time and to wrap up the rest of the story lines.
Jennifer’s Body is presented in 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD Master Audio.
The movie looks fine. The night scenes are still crisp and clear. There are some nice things done with the variety of shots in the movie and some tricky things to keep the gore rating down.
I guess you could consider having the Theatrical Version and an Extended Version an extra.
With the Theatrical Version you can listen to Commentary with Director Karyn Kusama and Writer Diablo Cody.
With the Extended Version you can listen to Commentary with just Director Karyn Kusama.
There are deleted scenes. Some of which I was greatly pleased they cut, some was just more of the same.
There is a gag reel which horribly fails to live up to its name. There are about 5 bloopers and the rest is just behind the scenes stuff.
Megan Fox Peer Pressure PSA. Has any PSA ever worked?
Fox Movie Channel Presents: Life After Film School With Writer Diablo Cody. For all those interested in writing Hollywood movies.
Jennifer’s Body: The Dead Pool. Another behind the scenes feature looking at the scene in the pool.
Video Diaries. A camera following around the actors.
Trailers for (500) Days of Summer, Family Guy’s Something Something Something Darkside, Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead.
Megan Fox is Hot. Even if I didn’t disagree with that statement, this is still pointless.
There is plenty of Megan Fox wearing short shorts and mini this and that, so if you just want to stare a Megan, then you probably won’t be disappointed. Seeing how it is a Megan Fox movie, if you go into expecting a fantastic acting job and a top-notch movie, you’re going to be disappointed. There are some attempts at humor, but it’s pretty juvenile and not very effective. If you don’t see this movie, you’re not really missing anything. Then there is the girl on girl action, which is what it is.
20th Century Fox presents Jennifer’s Body. Directed by: Karyn Kusama. Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, and Adam Brody. Written by: Diablo Cody. Running time: 102 minutes. Rating: R. Released on DVD: December 29, 2009. Available at Amazon.com
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