Monday, February 1, 2010

JENNIFER'S BODY (2009)

I rented this because I have a weakness for high school horror movies and because the oldest daughter on "Big Love" is in it. I was expecting it to be bad, but I actually kinda enjoyed it. The vibe of the movie was fresh and likable, but I was really disappointed that the violence is non-existent. Outside of a a few cuss words, there's nothing that hasn't already been done better on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". No guts getting ripped out, no pregnant chick getting stabbed through the stomach with a forklift, no orgies ending in a massive axe massacre, no sex demons with dicks for fingers swallowing peoples souls then pissing the souls out through their dickfingers. Heck. I would figure the whole point in making a movie would to be to go balls out and be as violent as possible. But I guess filmmakers were more interested in making a quick buck instead of going out on a limb and maybe creating something unique and great. But at least give us some tits goddamn it!!!

That said I still enjoyed it, mainly because I really liked the idea of a small mountain town with a hot high school girl as a demon. There's so many cool ways the story could go. I just love thinking about it. It could be like a mixture of "Twin Peaks" with "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". How badass would that be?! What if the human chick remained friends with the demon chick? That would be cool and you could take that in all kinds of directions.

Anyway, it's worth a rent, but don't expect anything imaginative or amazing just a mildly entertaining, non-threatening, time killer.