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…
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Not for all tastes (definitely not for children), but ambitious as all get out, with the appropriate level of Grand Guignol, this rock opera shows us a future world where surgery has become a status symbol and everyone is beholden to Geneco, the provider of various replacement body parts, run by Rotti Largo (Paul Sorvino). Geneco finances your body parts and sells you Zydrate, the drug of choice. All is well and good, unless you can’t make your payments, and then Geneco sends out the Repo Men to harvest back what they sold you. Nathan Wallace (Anthony Head, who was Giles from “Buffy”) is one such Repo Man, and single father. His daughter, Shilo (Alexa Vega), is confined indoors due…
Bad...good...bad...stop singing...no please...Sarah Brightman...Giles...I don't know what to think.
I do want to apologize for my bias towards this film; however, I have always had thoughts regarding the roles of men and women in this production, so it’s not a matter of searching for things to criticize. Because of the world we live in today, there are always things to criticize in regards to the treatment of women in film, especially in this genre, and so, I have very little qualms with tearing to shreds one of my favorite films of all time. Alright, maybe not to shreds, but you get the idea.
I’m sure a lot of you reading this have seen Repo! and know what it’s about. For those only just entering the theatre, I’ll give you…
This is definitely one of the strangest viewing experiences ever. It managed to interest me while at the same time repulse me. How is Paris Hilton a highlight of this movie or any movie for that matter.
when it's been awhile since i've seen the movie, i think 'man that movies not too bad - i could watch it again', but then i watch it and remember how much i do not need it in my life.
Anthony Stewart Head was excellent as usual. Everyone else was just kinda disappointing, except Paris Hilton. Weirdly, she stood out. I guess that says something.
I really wanted to like it, too.
Sure it looks nice and is well made but this one bored me to tears. The Songs all sounded the same and were so dull that I found the story near impossible to follow. Really hated it.
I miss this op'ra shit sometimes. :'D
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