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Repo! The Genetic Opera
Not Your Parent's Opera
A worldwide epidemic encourages a bio-tech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.
I quite like musicals but I loathe most rock operas. Repo! The Genetic Opera has been tagged as a cult classic in the making, and I’m sure it will find a dedicated and vocal following of fans, but frankly I found it hideous from start to finish. Slathered in Goth chic and attempting to become this generation’s Rocky Horror Picture Show, it’s a film that fails in almost every department bar Anthony Head’s cheesy but underutilised turn as an organ harvester.
First and foremost for a musical to stand any chance of working it needs good songs be they clever, memorable or preferably both. Repo! is the embodiment of everything that is awful about rock operas. It’s a screeching ear-fuck…
Now this is a strange one! In 2054 an organ-financing program is very popular.....the repossession clause however, leaves much to be desired. This is of course the perfect storyline for a rock opera! This takes one part The Rocky Horror Picture Show and one part Repo Men (the Jude Law version) and jams them together. The end result is nothing I have ever seen before....so kudos for being original. But is the movie any good?
When I picked this up from the library...the only think that caught my eye was "From The Producers of Saw". So when they started to sing...I was like "what the hell"? So I guess I have to review this two ways.....first as a musical and…
I have no idea how many times I've seen this movie. In college we'd watch it about once a month. It's terrible, possibly even the worst thing ever but I just can't help but watch it over and over again.
It's been a few years since I last watched it and it turns out I still love it. The songs are ridiculous, the sound effects crack me up, the characters are hilarious, everything about it screams so mind-numbingly bad it's amazing.
I'm not going to go into plot, analyze the writing, critique the songs or even comment on the acting. It would be a waste of everyone's time. You know if you want to watch this or not and if…
Could have used a song about getting sushi and not paying
It actually took me three attempts to finally slog my way through this dreary futuristic horror musical from the Saw stable, and to be brutally honest I should've given up on the first attempt. A bit like watching a ninety minute Marilyn Manson video, this is an unruly mess of fetish fashion, sadomasochist stylings, warped surgical gore and student level socio-political sloganeering. It's a Schlocky Horror Picture Show with a fetid air of Goth misery and terrible sub-Jim Steinman songs butchered by an eclectic, if largely tone deaf cast - including Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Bill Moseley and Nivek Ogre from industrial noisemongers Skinny Puppy. Paris Hilton's face falling off mid-song is the obvious highlight here.
The 21st Century's answer to The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Repo! The Genetic Opera does exactly what it says on the tin. It is a fast paced, cyberpunk, camp B movie opera with lots of blood. If you don't like the sound of that, then look away now.
In a dystopic future where there has been an epidemic of organ failure, GeneCo miraculously offer surgeries to save people's lives. Their transplant organs come at a high price though, and for those who can't afford the fees, the cost of not paying is a messy death. Repo Men scout the streets in search of GeneCo property, cutting people open in back alleys to repossess their body parts. One such Repo Man…
Maybe one of the worst musicals I've ever seen.
I was tempted to give this 2 1/2 stars because there were actually moments in this that I liked, but those were too often followed by something that was truly awful. Bit of a mess, this.
Wanted to watch a horror film tonight, but the only film that appealed to me on Netflix was, "Hellraiser." That film has always intimidated me, so I asked my sister if she wanted to watch it with me. As a buddy.
Then she asked if I had ever seen, "Repo!," to which I replied no, but it was on my radar.
It's been on my radar ever since I looked up Anthony Head's IMdB credits, because Giles is my favorite "Buffy" character. That being said: GILES CAN SING. GILES CAN SING. GILES CAN REALLY SING!
Despite my excitement, and despite the well-crafted goth aesthetic of the film, it was a shame to never see all of the elements come together.…
Quite nice story, style and two or three songs, but other songs are unecessary and bad, some performances are shitty and the movie fails in its attempts to be a black comedy.
I would probably like this more if I was steam punk.
Top 10 favorites. Fantastic music, characters,scenery, gore, plot,acting,etc. Not even Paris Hilton sucked in this! In my opinion, a must see
Anyone who knows me knows that I love this movie. This is the first viewing I have taken in in about 5 years and the results are not as good as they should be. The movie gets off to a really rocky start and doesn't find its footing until halfway through. This is not to say that the first half isn't good. There is plenty there but it is lesser than the second half. I still think the movie is a fun watch even though it is not a movie that many will enjoy. Just think of the movie this way: It is a rock opera about a daughter who is sick and her father who is a repo man. They even have a conversation over phone watches where the subject is her taking her medicine all the while the father is exracting a man's spine while he is still alive. That about sums up the movie pretty well.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
Every film that has ever been nominated for a Razzie Award in any category.