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Genre: Horror/Thriller/Comedy
Starring: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Adam Brody, J.K. Simmons, Johnny Simmons, Chris Pratt, Sal Cortez, Ryan Levine, Juan Riedinger, Colin Askey
Director: Karyn Kusama
Rating: M18 (Sexual Scenes And Violence)
Year Made: 2009



- Extended Version
- Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel


Languages: English
Subtitles: English/Mandarin/Korean/Thai/
Bahasa Indonesia
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 47 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: Alliance Entertainment




Sexy temptress Megan Fox is hotter than hell as Jennifer, a gorgeous, seductive cheerleader who takes evil to a whole new level after she’s possessed by a sinister demon. Steamy action and gore galore ensue as the male student body succumbs to Jennifer's insatiable appetite for human flesh. Now it’s up to her best friend (Amanda Seyfried) to stop Jennifer's reign of terror before it's too late!


Here’s a thought we had after watching this movie- were Megan Fox not in the lead role as Jennifer, we doubt the film would have been called “Jennifer’s Body”. After all, there is but one draw in the entire movie, and that’s seeing gratuitous shots of Megan Fox doing what she does best- act sexy and sultry in as little clothes as would still be considered decent.

In our introduction to this gorgeous high-school cheerleader, Megan Fox is seen lying in bed in only a t-shirt and knickers. That was something you didn’t get to see in Transformers or its sequel. Neither did you get to see Megan unzipping her top right down the middle to reveal the shape of her curves in front of a horny football jock. Yup, “Jennifer’s Body’s” greatest achievement is getting you to admire Megan Fox onscreen in more than one suggestive posture.

Of course, we haven’t forgotten that the brains behind the “Body” is none other than Diablo Cody, who became one of Hollywood’s most watched screenwriters after her surprise hit “Juno”. Here, Cody apparently attempts a horror comedy with a twisted sense of humour, a somewhat of a genre subversion as it was called- the result however is nowhere near as inspired.

As a horror flick, “Jennifer’s Body” barely qualifies. There is nary one scene that will make you squirm, let alone jump, in your seat- and perhaps the most frightening thing about it is watching Megan Fox widen her jaw to reveal her sharp incisors right before she starts feasting on her boy victims. We don’t know about you; but we’d rather not have our wet dreams of her interrupted by that image.

If it succeeds better as a comedy, that achievement is only ever so slight. True, there are flashes of wit in the glib teen-hip dialogue reminiscent of “Juno” that we have come to expect from Cody. There’s also her keen observations of adolescence in “Jennifer’s Body”, which here consists mostly of the teenage pangs of sexuality that afflict not just the hot jocks and cheerleaders, but also the nerdy bespectacled geeks like Jennifer’s best friend Needy. But unlike the cooler-than-thou “Juno”, Cody’s witticisms here are few and far in-between, and when the characters aren’t engaging in some intelligent Codyspeak, it really does get dull.

Cody’s failing also lies in her by-the-numbers plotting. We’re not sure what kind of subversion was supposed to happen here, because everything unfolded in an almost pedestrian manner from start to end. Coupled with director Karyn Kusama’s lifeless direction, there just isn’t enough going on to sustain your interest for long- sans a mildly entertaining explanation how an indie band of rockers turned Jennifer into the cannibalising blood-thirsty creature she becomes.

Just as in “Mamma Mia” and this week’s theatrical release “Dear John”, Amanda Seyfried continues to steal every movie she’s in. As Jen’s bff, her transformation from nerdy Needy to empowered demon-killer is simply relishing to watch. While this was touted as Megan Fox’s sophomore outing after hitting it big with Transformers, the real star here is no doubt Seyfried and if anything, she proves that she is certainly going to be more than just a flash in the pan in Hollywood.

Indeed, Seyfried certainly deserves more credit than she’s been given in “Jennifer’s Body”. Some may disagree but we’d much prefer Seyfried’s unadulterated beauty than Megan Fox’s sexed-up, amped-up, glammed-up image anytime. Of course, if you think otherwise, “Jennifer’s Body” is just the movie for you to ogle and indulge; if not, we’d suggest you give this a miss.


There are a total of 7 deleted scenes that play out really more like extended scenes of what’s already in the movie. Let’s just say that they were even more inconsequential than the movie itself and therefore wisely excised from the theatrical cut. There’s also a 4-min “Gag Reel” that really isn’t amusing enough to justify your time.


The Dolby 5.1 audio does its best to give your bass and back speakers a good workout when scenes permit. Visual transfer is clear and sharp, giving good contrast even during the film’s night scenes.



Review by Gabriel Chong

Posted on 22 February 2010


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