Thursday, February 11, 2010

Female Villains in Horror: Jennifer Check

Ah, to be a teenager.

Okay, maybe not this teenager.

Jennifer Check's villainous behavior was not really her own fault. Well, her actions prior to being sacrificed to Satan were certainly her own fault. I felt she was equally annoying before her abduction as after - little miss flag girl had nothing in common with her supposed BFF and treated her like crap.

After her transformation into hot-demon-chick, she starts killing boys at her school and feels absolutely no remorse for the deaths at the bar caused by the satanic band members who brought about her...alteration.

She starts spewing black oily gunk (a 'la The X-Files) and in a really taboo moment, comes on to her best friend's boyfriend. Rude!
After being satisfied by the blood of a goth guy from school, she seems to function fairly well for about a month - but then she needs to feed. Seriously resembling Pennywise the clown when in action, she continues on her rampage of death and witty banter.

I actually found Needy to be the more kick-ass persona, especially at the end of the film.
But the movie isn't Needy's Body - so there you have it.

While at times, I found this movie to be rather annoying due to the ridiculous (and soon to be very dated) slang used throughout, it was still a fun popcorn kind of film, with no real purpose other that to showcase Megan Fox's hotness and Diablo Cody's smart-ass screenplay.

But Jennifer was a real man-eater. Figuratively as well as literally.

*Buy it here.

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Fnord said...

She's extremely hot. The only reason to see the movie. There might be other reasons, but that's the only one that counts!

The Shitty Astrologer said...

Her hotness is distracting, possibly canceling out her scary potential. Haven't seen this film, but she's as gorgeous as ever in the photos. Kind of like the Angelina Jolie effect, the physical beauty eclipses a lot of the acting.

Ashlee said...

This movie is destined to become a cult classic. Cody hit her marks well.

And Needy completely turned out to be the coolest character. It may have been Jennifer's Body but it was Needy's story.

The Film Connoisseur said...

Ive never mustered enough strength to rent this one, it just looks like its going to dissapoint. Maybe when Im in the mood for a brainless yet fun flick Ill give it a shot.

Aleata Illusion(GoreGoreDancer) said...

Love this movie!
Megan is a babe!