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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.
From the first time the illustrations of the opening credits lit up the TV screen, sitting on the floor of my childhood bedroom in Crowley, Texas with my best friend Kari ("Really, Keelee, you have to watch this!") in 2009, to the time I saw it in a packed auditorium with Bill Moseley and Nivek Ogre in attendance for the Amber Does Dallas shadowcast at Texas Frightmare Weekend 2014, this has been my absolute favorite movie. Repo! is just a perfect film; as if Darren Lynn Bousman and Terrance Zdunich had managed to populate a world with people who look and feel and sing right out of my imagination. Every strain of this industrial operatic masterpiece brings joy to my…
What lacks in script and acting is made up for in cinematography and style. Yet still, that doesn't change the fact that Repo (and its godawful music) grows increasingly annoying as it progresses.
I kept waiting for that one moment that would make me really love this film but that never happened. A couple of the songs were really great.
Seria muito melhor se a atriz de spy kids fosse boa.
I found it to be an interesting project if nothing else. I was shocked when the credits started rolling by the number of actors I absolutely did not recognize in their roles, which is a good thing. My opinion of the movie... well. It kept my attention for the most part. A couple laughs (and not at anything anyone would expect me to find funny) and lots of pretty, but I wouldn't really say I liked it much. I didn't dislike it either. The music was awkward though cleverly done in spots but I have to say that it was distracting when I really couldn't figure out what was being sung with people blah-de-blahing over top of one another in…
An entertaining concept that's ridiculously theatrical in execution. Songs aren't great though are at least 'of a piece' and not dull. Cast that includes Anthony Stewart Head, Paul Sorvino and Sarah Brightman, are game.
I was Flabbergasted by how much I Loved this movie when I watched it.
This is a competently bias rating.
Ever since this movie has come into my life back in 2008 I have fallen in love with the soundtrack, the Gothic atmosphere, romance, blood / guts, and of course the music.
Don't judge me... Or let this impact your thoughts on how I rate most moves. If i'm going to be bias I will at least admit it and as of this writing this is my only confirmed bias review.
Where do I start?
Kick ass soundtrack. Kick ass characters. Kick ass cinematography. Kick ass story.
Did I say kick ass enough? Probably not. Now don't get me wrong this film does have its weak spots: endings a little shaky, some songs go in one ear and out the other, one could say too many VFX. However, the scope of this story is gigantic. I applaud the film makers for dreaming so hugely and executing as best as I see possible with the limitations they had. i.e BUDGET.
So many great things about this movie. It's one of my favourite musicals as of now.
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