best movie i've ever seen.
Very good movie overall, highly recommended. Most of the negative reviews don't have any merit and are all pollitically based. Give this movie a chance at least, and it might give you a different perspective.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
The film's masterful storytelling did its job. The message was clear. No need to overdo.
And to the person above who asked "am I the only one?" No, you're not. I did not like Juno at all and this movie is just embarrassing... this actually deserves a negative rating.
Two best friends (a nerd - Needy and a cool chick - Jennifer) escape a fire that made a lot of victims at the local club. Unfortunately, Jennifer gets caught by a rock band that performed that night at the club and is sacrificed in the devil's name. Because she wasn't a virgin, she survived and turned into a demon that could survive only by devouring live people, especially boys. Needy must find out what's going on with her friend and end her killing spree before her own boyfriend gets murdered.It's an average horror movie that only keeps you wondering what happened to Jennifer the night after the fire (it's revealed later by Jennifer to Needy). From then, killings, killings, funerals, mourning and a scene near the end where Needy must save her boyfriend and pay back to her friend and the rock band that was responsible.Quite boring actually, not very frightening and a plot which doesn't do anything to attract your interest. I was even disappointed by the ending. You might want to take a look at it if you're a fan of horror movies. As for me, a mediocre film I never want to see again.
I've seen Jennifer's Body before, and I really, really liked it. But lately I've been thinking about how great this movie actually is, and I really wanted to see it again. Like I said about a year ago, the story of Jennifer's Body is way more interesting than you'd think when you read the summary. The very beginning of the film feels not as clichéd as you'd expect this movie to be. The writing is excellent in this movie. The movie keeps you in its hook. The best part about the writing is the dialogue in this film. All those remarkable lines are simply delicious. Sure, the realism of the dialogue doesn't really make you dizzy, but it sounds good and stands out from typical dialogue. Diablo Cody's dialogue has always been impressive. While I wasn't fascinated by Juno, a film written by her, it was mostly because of the themes and plot of that film: I still liked Cody's dialogue.Jennifer's Body isn't actually a scary film, yet the makers of this film have used the horror themes excellently. There are a few jump scares that scare you for a little while, but don't actually leave you scarred, and they are pretty easy to predict. There are a few disgusting bits, few brutal and bloody bits, and supernatural horror with demons and all that jazz. All those elements work well together, like they usually do.The thing about this film is that it should be a total B-movie but it isn't. Jennifer's Body is excellent instead of "so bad it's kind of good". Yes, many people don't like this movie, or actually hate it, but I'm not exactly what the reason for that is? "It's ridiculous?" Every movie has it's ridiculous moments, otherwise they are so serious they are boring. I can't think of any reasons. The cast is so wonderful in this film. Megan Fox is such a skilled actress and she's absolutely fantastic as Jennifer. Amanda Seyfried's charm as Needy seems to be the complete opposite of Fox's charm, and together their chemistry just makes you dizzy. Wow.Jennifer's Body is one of my favourite movies. It has amazing female characters, intriguing plot and amazing dialogue. It has everything I need in a film, yet I'm not giving it the full score because of several clichés and how it's not exactly a very original movie. It's still great and definitely worth watching.
The die-hard horror crowd has probably rejected it as too cute, not obscure enough, not clearly aimed at the horror clique who would love something that excludes everyone else. This invites them in, highschool girls in particular, by way of heightened teenage soap that is only at a subsequent stage sublimated with horror. Me, I would have liked to see the crazier version of this that goes for the jugular sooner and relishes it, or the more deeply centered. With a few tweaks it could have been akin to Carrie and Ginger Snaps. So, transfer the narrative center from uncertain teenage love to uncertain being, tailor the main attraction around the catty catfight between popular school bitch and her unassuming friend who snaps. We could have much the same thing then only with more snap.