Saturday, Dec 07, 2019
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 36 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 

 

Speakeasy Speed Test

 
 
click to go to advertisers website
 
Jennifer's Body laughs at its own silliness
Arts & Entertainment
ALL STORIES
  next story
Jennifer's Body laughs at its own silliness

by Rajkhet Dirzhud-Rashid - SGN A&E Writer

Jennifer's Body
Now Playing


By now you've read everyone else's review of Jennifer's Body, the new Megan Fox vehicle ('cause that's more of what Jennifer's Body is than anything else) which also stars plucky, geeky Amanda Seyfriend as her best friend. Still, I felt the need to share my opinion as both a horror writer myself and a die-hard horror fan, especially a fan of campy, B-grade horror flicks like The She-Creature and the Scream movies.

First of all, you need to like Megan Fox a whole lot to not feel ripped off after paying your dollars to see this film. And you have to have the need to drool over her scantily clad body (and at one point nude, but in water so it's hard to tell if it's really her), which the guys in the screening audience I saw it with did. Okay, so did I, but that's just me and my boy side getting turned on by pretty flesh. If you do like Fox, and you don't mind that for most of the movie her annoying but mostly likeable sidekick Amanda Seyfried is ruining some of the nearly softcore porn shots of Jenny in her lickable attire, then go see Jennifer's Body.

True, this is not a horror film, but more of a mishmash - and not a particularly good one at that - of better-done films in the genre like I Was a Teenage Werewolf and the wonderfully wicked Ginger Snaps movies (one was shown at SIFF a couple of years ago, and it made a few folks walk out, nearly gagging). There are some funny and darkly disturbing moments, particularly after young Jennifer (Fox) is turned into a home for a particularly hungry demon, and she starts munching on her male classmates in more and more gory ways.

I also liked the way the band members, who turn Ms. Jenny into a monster, take a moment to laugh at the silliness of the whole thing, making reference to the ever-present (and mostly awful) soundtrack that at times threatens to drown out the whole film. Then there's Seyfriend in the ugliest prom getup I've ever seen, in a Carrie send-up, chasing down our little miss monster to finally have an almost sexy fight to the death. Not the stuff of Lovecraft or Clive Barker, but still not the worst horror film I've ever seen either. If you do go, take friends to laugh with, and go to the matinee show.

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

PNB's revival of Roméo et Juliette
------------------------------
Lady Bunny coming to Seattle at Neighbours
------------------------------
Mason Jennings is brilliant at The Showbox
------------------------------
Lord Save Us from Your Followers: An apology instead of apologia
------------------------------
Drag Chanteuse Arnaldo! offers cabaret workshop
------------------------------
Bloody Henry a grossly funny history lesson
------------------------------
Runt is theatre for football fans - a sports metaphor
------------------------------
Jennifer's Body laughs at its own silliness
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
Led Zeppelin burlesque mixed hedonism, humor
------------------------------
Sara's fall 2009 movie previews
------------------------------
Somers Town saved in the last four minutes
------------------------------

------------------------------
Deadmau5, Grizzly Bear, Mika lead the way in Rock-tober Seattle's own Pearl Jam
------------------------------
Q-Scopes by Jack Fertig
------------------------------

------------------------------
Snow Patrol interview next week, and other music stuff
------------------------------
Northwest News
------------------------------

------------------------------
Good times with the slave and healthcare woes
------------------------------

------------------------------
Deep Inside Hollywood - Romeo San Vicente
------------------------------

------------------------------
Book Marks
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
People's Republic of Komedy brings solid talent
------------------------------
Special Ladies at Re-Bar a special evening
------------------------------
The Blakes usher new album with focused performance
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
Seattle Gay Blog post your own information on
the Seattle Gay Blog
 

 

http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml
copyright Seattle Gay News - DigitalTeamWorks 2009

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News