By Chaz Lipp
Diablo Cody wrote Jennifer’s Body the same year she wrote Juno. Which got more attention? Well, she won an Oscar for one of them and it wasn’t Jennifer’s Body (which takes it’s name from a song by Courtney Love’s band Hole).
She bore the brunt of the blame for the movie not doing well, but that’s just because a lot of people wanted to tear the talented Cody down after she was a bit overexposed during Juno-mania. Body is bad, with Megan Fox playing the popular chick in school and Amanda Seyfried the outcast.
Fox was abducted by a group of Satan worshippers and after presenting herself as a virgin (which she isn’t) is left possessed and murderous. Lots of sly comedic moments save this from being yet another run of the mill slasher flick. There’s some good writing and the leads play their parts well.
The 1080p AVC MPEG-4 encode looks killer, with lots of detail evident even in the dark, shadowy scenes (there’s a lot of those). The DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround mix is nicely enveloping, with the sudden “scare” sounds really leaping out at unexpected times. The music has a full bass end, so the subwoofer gets utlized significantly.
See my full review over at Blu-ray Review: Jennifer’s Body on Blogcritics.