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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.
Despite its look and story being like the bastard child of Robert Rodriquez and Marilyn Manson wanting to direct a rock opera that is a cross between Sweeney Todd and The Rocky Horror Picture while high on god only knows what drugs, Repo! The Genetic Opera plays out like a classic opera if only with a grindhouse twist.
Should you take this movie seriously, hell no, the aforementioned grindhouse ascetic amps the absurdity levels up to 11 on multiple occasions but that's part of the charm. The acting is pretty poor outside of Anthony Head and Paul Sorvino, the singing isn't the greatest even if the actor who plays the Graverobber and, again, Anthony Head do have some legitimate pipes…
I like a lot of things: Musicals? Sure. Rock Operas? Yeah, why not. Gore? Umm, you can kind of push it a little bit with that, but sure, I'm down. Gore filled Rock Opera? I've never heard of all three in one place, so... YES!
Repo! The Genetic Opera is of the strange subset of movies that seems more keen on blood and guts and style than any actual substance unless the substance is more blood and guts and style. Set in a not too distant future where immortal and immorality aren't too far removed with one another, people live forever thanks to a company whose family isn't removed from the splicers from Bioshock in terms of appearance. They sell…
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i watched this last weekend and i'm watching it again rn
Some cool tunes but the film is actually bad and the cinematic quality is amateurish and also the lighting. Jesus if this movie were a little bit more obscure you couldn't actually see anything.
I've been waiting to see this movie ever since I first became obsessed with the trailer many years ago. It looked like it was made for me but the poor reviews turned me away. Well, I finally settled down to give it a chance and I was not disappointed. First of all, this movie is NOT very good. Many scenes are completely absurd, with lyrics and performances being slightly below average. But boy is it FUN. I would say the most captivating thing about Repo is the world itself. The film does a fantastic job of creating a horrific, cyberpunk/gothic dystopia filled to the brim with style and creativity. The characters are another highlight, each offering a unique perspective on…
i love trash
I don't remember exactly when I watched this, but I do remember I was eating pasta during the scene where Anthony Head pulls out a guy's organs which was quite a time.
I re-watched it though and god, it's so bad in every sense but the soundtrack. I love it.
also I cried at the end when I first saw it??
Truly awful; I love it to bits
Ohhh my god. Ohhh ,y god. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh THERE IT IS THERE IT IS. THERE IT IS. OH MY GOD. EAYEAYEYAYEAHEYAHEY EYAEAAAAAAA YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YEAAAAAS.
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