WHAT’S BOILING AT DEVIL’S KETTLE?

JENNIFER’S BODY (2009)
– 3 out of 5 stars 

I didn’t expect myself to be catching Jennifer’s Body as it seemed kinda horrific but I just psycho-ed myself that it’s an extended episode of Supernatural and the two handsome male leads have been replaced by a heroine instead. Imagine being in the theatre with just ONE other person seated far, far away. Yup, I’m kinda timid sometimes.

Anyway, Jennifer only started feasting on boys after a satanic ritual went wrong. Turns out her sweetie pie image is not equivalent to her virginity, a must for the ritual. No thanks to a lowly band aptly named Low Shoulder. Thereafter, Jennifer has to eat flesh to sustain her life and her hot looks. The only one in the know is Needy, her best friend and she has to uncover the true behind Jennifer’s transformation and save the town before her boyfriend becomes the next victim. I’ve to say that I love how the ending played out, and I’m not going to spoil it but let’s just say the evil-doers got what they deserved.

Oh, check out the soundtrack! I like Cobra Starship’s Chew Me Up & Spit Me Out.

ACROSS THE NEW DIVIDE

TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (2009)
– 4 out of 5 stars

I saw Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen! It’s great!

The movie starts with lots of action, with the remaining Autobots working with the military as part of a top secret section – Nest Ops. Together, they hunt down the remaining Decepticons still hiding on Earth. It’s been two years since the first movie – where the Autobots and Sam defeated the Decepticons – and Sam is ready for college. Dealing with the usual teenage anxieties in college, he starts having visions of strange symbols which he later discovers leads to an alternate energy source brought to Earth by a species of Autobots, the Primes, millions of years ago. The Decepticons, led by their leader-in-hiding, the Fallen, tries to get hold of Sam to find the location of the energy source, in a bid to rebuild the Decepticon race.

Where do I start?

Alice or that hot girl who tried to seduce Sam in college is super scary! There’s definitely more than meets the eye with that kinda girl. I liked how they resurrected this ancient Decepticon, a BlackBird jet aka Jetfire, with all the rusty parts and they even teleported! Though they were initially fearful of Jetfire, they later found out he switched sides to be an Autobot. It’s all about choice! The ending that included the sacrifice of Jetfire was really touching. Never thought you could tear up in a movie full of robots, right? Oh, the mini Decepticon probe that Mikaela caught is super cute too! Upon hearing that robots can switch sides, he tugged on her leg, like some little puppy! The twin Autobots (ice cream truck) were good too; loved the surprise they did after one of them got sucked in the destructive Decepticons.

Plus, I’ve only just realized that Optimus Prime is a type of Autobot, I thought Prime was just a name – now I know it’s a species. Strange how it’s always the Decepticons doing the cool stuff, like morphing together to form a LARGE machine, or just morphing from hundreds tiny steel balls to form an even larger Decepticon. Amazing.

There’s a great soundtrack too! With Linkin Park, The All-American Rejects, Nickelback and Green Day, to name a few… new thing to obsess on! =)

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

TRANSFORMERS (2007)
– 5 out of 5 stars

I watched Transformers! I’ve been waiting for this day since I saw their fantastic trailer months ago.

The movie was totally kickass, okay?! The effects are mindblowing and the machines are so cool! I love it when Bumblebee helps Sam to woo Mikaela through songs and when he assimilated into this slick car when Mikaela commented that he was transforming into ‘a piece of junk’. The Autobots were damn funny when they were trying to hide from Sam’s parents at his house, imagine big mighty Autobots hiding under a small house? The battle scenes were great too! Especially when there was this Scorpion (Decepticon) attacking them. It’s like seeing what they can do in their full glory – which is attacking. And I’m kinda surprised to see Prison Break’s Sucre in it! He’s still speaking Spanish so I don’t really understand what he’s talking about. Sam, played by Shia LeBeouf, is totally panicky and geeky. His cover was blown when one of the Autobots detected his don’t-know-what level and concluded that “he wants to mate with the female”. Oh well.

The movie’s so good, you’ve got to watch it. It’s so worth my $9!