Movies that are slightly off.
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…
I kept having to do a double take thinking that John Lithgow was the dad. A little too over the top for my tastes.
I can't tell if this movie is bad or good. I've watched and rewatched this movie since I was a freshman in high school, and now that I'm 21 and balls deep in college I still can't tell. All I know is that I fucking love it.
I fucking love this movie. It is vulgar, campy, over the top, unapologetically gross in the best way possible, and it's a MUSICAL. The soundtrack alone is worth a listen. It's beautiful, haunting, strange, and at times extremely corny in the most fucked up way possible.
It also features one of the most surreal cast lists I have ever seen. Paris Hilton alongside... Sarah Brightman?! Paul Sorvino?! Anthony Stewart Head?! Not to mention…
Visually appealing, but overall unbearable.
it's like the rocky horror picture show and every slasher movie ever had an emo goth metal baby i love it
Ever wonder what Moulin rouge was like on a bad acid trip. Well here you go.
After watching "phantom of the paradise" I was in the mood to watch another weird musical and "Repo" has been on my watchlist for a while.It turned out to be pretty solid. while I'm not the biggest fan of the music and some acting is pretty bad, It's story and style kept me thoroughly entertained. I liked the look and the comic style flashbacks were cool. worth checking out if you want to watch an interesting musical.
So I like rock operas as I'm a fan of musicals in general and like musicals like Heathers The Musical and American Idiot the musical which are pretty much rock musicals/operas.
Repo! is well interesting. I like the concept but I can see why people seem to not like it as much. It was still enjoyable and was nice to see Alexa Vega in something different as I only ever saw her in Spy Kids, also she is a very underrated singer.
Generally repo is like if you combined the Phantom of the Opera with We Will Rock You, thats how I saw it.
I like how it was filmed in such a low budget. It gives it a nice…
I had no idea what to expect going into this one. I found it to be nothing more then an average film as I liked the story... but didn't care much for the style. I found it to just be a little too much on the weird side for my taste. I did like seeing Anthony Stewert Head in something other then Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Besides the gore and decent visuals, Repo! The Genetic Opera really couldn't keep my interests. Paul Servino was out of place and Bill Moseley played the same loud, annoying character that he's played countless times in Rob Zombie films.
I'm a bit biased as I never have cared for musicals. Yes. I said musicals. I consider this a musical, contrary to what the rest of social media thinks.
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…