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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.
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 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…
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…
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…
Hadnt watched this in a long time. Still love it. Now I get to spend the next week with all the songs stuck in my head again.
A worldwide epidemic encourages a biotech company to launch an organ-financing program similar in nature to a standard car loan. The repossession clause is a killer, however.
If you have not seen it< DO IT NOW!!!!!!! I love this movie, it is very Rocky Horrish (not as funny) but has a great soundtrack and Anthony Head is amazeballs.
I love this goddamn movie so much. It's not perfect but damn if it isn't such a good time. The music is amazing and the characters are fucking great.
Rupert Frank-N.-Furter Giles, that pretty opera-singing British woman, and a bunch of people who really shouldn't be singing professionally sing/talk their way thorough some sort of cryptic/futuristic/apocalypic post-punk rock opera with way too much Glamor Glow applied in the post-processing.
I've meant to see this for years since I'm a Sarah Brightman fan. Did not realize Anthony Stewart Head also starred. (BTVS is still my favorite all-time TV show.) The idea of Paris Hilton singing in the same film as either of them is simply perplexing. Paul Sorvino was decent.
Despite all of the flaws, I still like this. Love the visual style. Love the music. The WTF-ness of the rest of it just makes it fascinating, if not in…
In case you didn't catch the title, let me point out that this is a rock opera. No, not a musical... an opera. They sing almost every line in this film. If you don't like singing in lieu of speaking, well, this film may not be the film for you. However, I find this film to be very entertaining, with a fair amount of blood and guts thrown in for the gorehounds. These songs have a way of lingering. I find myself humming them on occasion. They're very catchy. I think you should broaden your horizons a little and watch this film.
Silly and ultimately great entertainment. This film knows it is bad and seems to relish delightfully in intentional camp. Intending camp seldom work, but Darren Lynn Bousman pulls it off.
And who, at some point, hasn't wanted to see Paris Hilton's face fall off or Sarah Brightman pull out her own eyes?!?
I'm joking, but this is the sort of grim humor from which this cult movie thrives.
A crazy, inventive, lush, eyepopping film that is completely destroyed by tuneless music. It renders the film almost entirely unwatchable. It gets better toward the end, but it doesn't change the fact that the music is just not good.
I give this a mediocre rating, not because I think Repo! The Genetic Opera is a mediocre film, but because it's half of an abject trainwreck and half of a brilliant masterpiece. I don't even know what to think anymore.
A decently well-acted and well-sung horror musical, which is kind of impressive for its seemingly low budget.
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