Hello, my lovely readers!
Today I want to talk about a movie that I’ve seen talked about *a lot* on tumblr. So, I am aware of some of the backlash Jennifer’s Body received back when it came out but also how Megan Fox discussed it in interviews. And most of all, I am aware of the cult following this seems to have gathered since it’s release. Color me curious!
The Plot (according to RT):
When a demon takes possession of her, high-school hottie Jennifer (Megan Fox) turns a hungry eye on guys who never stood a chance with her before. While evil Jennifer satisfies her appetite for human flesh with the school’s male population, her nerdy friend, Needy (Amanda Seyfried), learns what’s happening and vows to put an end to the carnage.
So, here’s the deal. As I mentioned above, I came across this film a lot on tumblr. Based on everything I read I might have set my expectations a tad too high. It’s not a bad film, but I was a little underwhelmed and I’m not sure I’d watch it again. It wasn’t bad by any means but I just think I was expecting too much.
Jennifer’s Body does offer a lot you can analyse and discuss, I’ve seen some really interesting deep dives on it. But you’d have to do just that: actually do a deep dive and dig deep through the film. Sure, there are intriguing aspects that could give you food for thought but it’s not obvious. Honestly, if I hadn’t been exposed to some of the stuff beforehand, I don’t think it would have occured to me to ponder some of the aspects of the movie.
All that being said, there were many things about this flick that I did appreciate!Continue reading