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The tone wavers, the direction's slackly indecisive and visually drab, and in the middle of it is a thinly conceived antagonist played by Megan Fox. Honestly, she's a pretty bad actress. She doesn't seem to get Cody's sense of humor. At all.
In trying to create a modern horror take on Mean Girls (2004), in which the protagonists redefine their rivalries through physical instead of verbal viciousness, she has merely delivered an updated, dumbed-down rehash of Carrie (1976).
Jennifer's Body is about as scary as Mean Girls, which makes a lot of sense since Diablo Cody's comedy about evil high school girls is really just a gory and potty-mouthed version of the Lindsay Lohan movie. Megan Fox is game for Cody-speak,
Writer Diablo Cody's willingness to resort to flogging the movie off the back of Fox's cleavage and highly-sexual public profile spoils what could have been an interesting and original addition to the slasher horror genre.
It's not the worst scary movie of the year. In fact, there are some flashes of what could have been a really cool horror film. But Juno scribe Diablo Cody's script is inconsistent in tone, crude instead of edgy and generally dull instead of hip and cool.