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Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 4:55 pm
by Pumpkin
It was a perfectly decent mainstream horror for teenagers if that makes sense.
Personally, I don't think Diablo Cody is half as clever or witty as she thinks she is and having read some of her thoughts on it I dislike her even more.

I did enjoy it (admittedly more than I thought I would) but I REALLY am still very sad to not have watched Daybreakers :(

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:51 pm
by EvilAsh
Wolfshade wrote:oh and I nearly forgot - why did they play "Violet" by Hole over the ending credits? If they were going to pick a Hole song, surely "Jennifer's Body" would have been a better choice......!!!!!!!!!
Because the lyrics to Violet go better with the film... Apparently...

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:54 pm
by krispyg
In fact why play a Hole song at all??

To be fair the soundtrack was good, anything with White Lies in it is automatically a winner for me *




* Unless its Wrong Turn 3

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 5:55 pm
by EvilAsh
Reanimator wrote:Very mediocre - given the cast this should have been so much better.
Really? Megan Fox cant act shes just a pretty face who just got lucky, same goes for Amanda Seyfried

The film was awful

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:03 pm
by Satans Puppy
EvilAsh wrote:
Reanimator wrote:Very mediocre - given the cast this should have been so much better.
Really? Megan Fox cant act shes just a pretty face who just got lucky, same goes for Amanda Seyfried

The film was awful
Woah!!! You've obviously not watched Big Love... Amanda is great in that!

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:05 pm
by EvilAsh
Satans Puppy wrote:
EvilAsh wrote:
Reanimator wrote:Very mediocre - given the cast this should have been so much better.
Really? Megan Fox cant act shes just a pretty face who just got lucky, same goes for Amanda Seyfried

The film was awful
Woah!!! You've obviously not watched Big Love... Amanda is great in that!
I'll correct you there I HAVE watched it. The show is good, she isnt - You can tell she grow up on American Soaps as her acting is mediocre

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:01 pm
by Hello Doris!
No Amanda is brilliant! Best thing in it. Not as bad as I was expecting, but it did just feel like a Megan Fox wank fest.

Posted: Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:37 pm
by The Soapmaker
I liked it a lot. Could have done with a bit more scary content, but it was a million times better than most mainstream "horror for people who don't like horror" movies.

I'm still not a fan of Megan Fox, but Amanda Seyfried was excellent. And lovely.

Posted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:54 am
by Dom
EvilAsh wrote:
Wolfshade wrote:oh and I nearly forgot - why did they play "Violet" by Hole over the ending credits? If they were going to pick a Hole song, surely "Jennifer's Body" would have been a better choice......!!!!!!!!!
Because the lyrics to Violet go better with the film... Apparently...
The film isn't actually about Jennifer's Body and the lyrics to Violet tie in with the images that we see over the credits.

5/5
Great stuff in a world where Saw films are now the standard. *sigh*

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:30 am
by Laymonite
I went to see this last night. I thought it was fairly average. Not bad. On the plus side I thought in certain scenes Jennifer looked really creepy. There was some nice gore and a couple of good chuckles ("Am I too big?"). And I'm in the pro-Amanda Seyfried camp, I thought she ws really good in this. And of course Megan Fox looked hot, though I think Amanda Seyfried is nicer looking. And the girl on girl bit was quite horny :twisted:

On the negative side, I never really bought into the relationship between Needy and Jennifer. It needed fleshing out. I can understand the comparison with Ginger Snaps (I was thinking of it myself) but the relationship between the two sisters in that was a lot more convincing and it really made the situation that much more heart wrenching. In this I never really got the impression that Needy really cared about losing her friendship. I put that more down to the writing and direction than the lovely Amanda's performance.

Also I was a bit confused to the exact nature of what was happening to Jennifer. It didn't help that we don't find out what happened to her in the van until way into the film. I mean, was she possessed or did she just become evil? Why did she need to seduce the guys so much? She said she needed them scared, did she need them aroused as well? If so I don't remember it being mentioned. What I'm trying to say is, when she had the boys alone, why did she continue with the seduction? Why not attack them straight away.

And the ending was mightily disappointing. It was making out like it was leading up to a Carrie style high school dance massacre, but it never materialized. The ending (both the scene by the pool and in Jennifer's bedroom) were just a bit drab and lacking in excitement.

And I also thought the scenes in the mental home were crap and, actually, unnecessary.

Despite the cons outweighing the pros here, I still thought it was ok. Sorry, I've gone on a bit.

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:50 am
by Vampirella
Dom wrote:
EvilAsh wrote:
Wolfshade wrote:oh and I nearly forgot - why did they play "Violet" by Hole over the ending credits? If they were going to pick a Hole song, surely "Jennifer's Body" would have been a better choice......!!!!!!!!!
Because the lyrics to Violet go better with the film... Apparently...
The film isn't actually about Jennifer's Body and the lyrics to Violet tie in with the images that we see over the credits.
I’m a Hole fan and know the lyrics backwards Violet was totally the wrong choice, the lyrics for Jennifer’s Body go better with the whole film

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 5:58 pm
by Dom
Vampirella wrote:
Dom wrote:
EvilAsh wrote: Because the lyrics to Violet go better with the film... Apparently...
The film isn't actually about Jennifer's Body and the lyrics to Violet tie in with the images that we see over the credits.
I’m a Hole fan and know the lyrics backwards Violet was totally the wrong choice, the lyrics for Jennifer’s Body go better with the whole film
Again, Violet is only there for the images we see at the end of the film. "When they get what they want they never want it again".
They got what they wanted and got completely fucked up. :twisted:

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:14 pm
by Vampirella
Dom wrote:
Vampirella wrote:
Dom wrote: The film isn't actually about Jennifer's Body and the lyrics to Violet tie in with the images that we see over the credits.
I’m a Hole fan and know the lyrics backwards Violet was totally the wrong choice, the lyrics for Jennifer’s Body go better with the whole film
Again, Violet is only there for the images we see at the end of the film. "When they get what they want they never want it again".
They got what they wanted and got completely fucked up. :twisted:
Yes I get the song goes with those pictures but why not use the song Diablo Cody claims she played on repeat while writing the script in to the film?

Posted: Sat Nov 21, 2009 8:53 pm
by Dom
Vampirella wrote:
Dom wrote:
Vampirella wrote: I’m a Hole fan and know the lyrics backwards Violet was totally the wrong choice, the lyrics for Jennifer’s Body go better with the whole film
Again, Violet is only there for the images we see at the end of the film. "When they get what they want they never want it again".
They got what they wanted and got completely fucked up. :twisted:
Yes I get the song goes with those pictures but why not use the song Diablo Cody claims she played on repeat while writing the script in to the film?
You'll probably find they couldn't afford both and the song they really wanted was Violet. Jennifer's Body was too obvious and not as essential I guess.

Pulp Fiction. For the rape scene Tarantino originally planned to use One Step Beyond by Madness but then changed his mind and went for Comanche by The Revels instead.

Posted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:07 am
by Loup-garou
Really enjoyed this, the most fun film of the allnighter for me (and even more fun second time around a couple of weeks later when it wasn't the wrong side of midnight). Great script and fine performances, even from Megan Fox who I'd just about given up on after Transformers 2. If they have to do a Buffy remake (and I'd MUCH rather they didn't) this is the team that should handle it.