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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…
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
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…
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.
Repo! The Genetic Opera is a bit like fisting, physically sickening and afterwards you question every decision you've made that got you to this point in this life. Literally nothing in this movie is good. I have never had to take a break from a movie before, until now that's right I had to take a break to prevent myself from puking. And that's not because this movie is to bloody or hardcore its because whoever made this movie doesn't know what a movie is!
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.
Over the top and super campy, but somewhat entertaining. Some of the acting was great, while others failed miserably. Some of the songs were catchy, while others were annoying. Overall, the concept is cool but it wasn't well executed.
rotti looks like if you punched him in the face your hand would just bounce right off his flesh
I definitely liked this film a lot better when I was a kid, but dang if I don't adore Paris Hilton's part of this movie.
So strange , so unique ,
It's not the greatest movie in the world, so why might you want to watch it? Because I absolutely, positively, double your money back guarantee, you have never seen anything like this before.
It's The Rocky Horror Picture Show meets the Saw movies meets Baz Luhrman's Moulin Rouge meets Classic Opera meets an ancient Greek tragedy. Cast in it are award-winning actor Paul Sorvino, Spy Kids' Alexa Vega, Buffy's Anthony Stewart Head, horror movie staple Bill Moseley, Ogre from the band Skinny Puppy, world renowned opera singer Sarah Brightman, and in the category of "why the hell not" - Paris Hilton (who actually does a decent job) - all of them singing songs that are something like what would be…
31 Days of Horror Review #14
In what is by far the worst of the the films and the most unusual I have seen for 31 Days of Horror so far Repo! The Genetic Opera is overall a lot of fun with good acting as well as an amazing performance from Anthony Stewart Head but than also having unbearable performances from Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley and Nivek Ogre who almost ruined the movie for me and I feel could've been cut out of the movie altogether.
The film does have great directing and has the look and feel of a comic book and also moves very quickly but for some is a problem and at some points got a bit…
I stayed away from this one for a long time due to some pretty scathing reviews from people I generally trust, but I wound up enjoying it. This could potentially be one of those situations where an abundance of negativity has caused me to think "It's not THAT bad..." and almost trick myself into thinking it's good, but I ultimately found it pretty enjoyable and stylistic.
The lyrics aren't always great, and it's definitely stretched a little thin, but it's generally creative and has some pretty effective world building.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Repo! The Genetic Opera, simply put, is a mess of a movie. Don't get me wrong. The story is absolutely promising. The costumes are often very fun while the make-up effects are believable enough. I mean, who doesn't want to see Paris Hilton's face ripped off? There are a lot of things here that are headed in the right direction, but it doesn't quite hit the target. Meanwhile, there are so many other things going full force in the wrong direction. This is what happens when you simultaneously try too hard while not trying hard enough.
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