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…
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…
For some reason, the Saw franchise just can't seem to let me go. After suffering through it earlier in the week, I smacked right into a movie by Saw writer/director Darren Lynn Bousman, a man who did more harm than good to the franchise. So when I saw his name pop up in the opening credits, my spider-sense started to tingle. And yet again, it proved to be right.
Repo! The Genetic Opera is a rock opera that tells the story of how the World came to be overcome by the necessity of harvesting healthy organs to keep the human race going. A large (and corrupt, of course) corporation supplies these organs for the people in need, but if you…
DADDY'S GIRL IS A FUCKING MONSTER!
Repo! The Genetic Opera is manufactured cult. It smacks of its creators setting out to make a cult classic by making the noisiest eyesore they possibly could... and apparently, they were successful. The best way to describe it is that it's an ADHD Rocky Horror for freshman theatre majors who want to look edgy.
I can honestly say that I've never seen anything quite like it; it's definitely an original story and an original way to tell that story. But it's not always enough to just be original. There's no real reward for keeping up with the painfully unfocused story, except to brag that you sat through it.
The camerawork is too claustrophobic and ugly to be engaging; it has…
I was expecting to completely hate this which is why I had not seen this to date. And... it's a complete mess, largely horribly acted and sung... so why the fuck did I enjoy it anyways?
There was something so ramshackle, innocent and high school misfit about it, like being a Marilyn Manson Spooky Kid in 1995, that made it go over just fine for me. I think the true point where I decided that on the whole I liked it was when Sarah Brightman showed up and stabbed out her eyeballs before impaling herself on a fence.
I wouldn't expect anyone to dig this or stand up for it. It either hits a sweet spot of forgiveness or it doesn't.
Musical futurista de rock gótico e industrial, escrito por Terrance Zdunich y producido por Yoshiki (baterista de X-Japan). El cast incluye a Sarah Brightman y (nadie sabe por qué) Paris Hilton, suficiente como para que tenga que verlo infinitas veces. Algún día será un clásico de culto *llora*
This will always be one of my favorite musicals; it's got a twist of rock in it which makes for compelling music, and overall it's a creative and original idea. The characters are diverse and dynamic, and it's such an upside-down society that you have no choice but to be involved.
there's something to be said for the fact that this movie knows it's camp and tries to play on those strengths. unfortunately for it and its cast, what ensues is something much more horrid: camp on its ass
Weird experience. I'd like it more if it had more memorable songs, but the only really good one was Zydrate Anatomy.
Grave Robber was such an obvious self-insert. And the 17 song ruined the mood of the entire scene.
I can see why this has a cult following, regardless.
its a movie for Gothic and rock opera lovers like myself
Confieso que no he visto muchos musicales, y que los pocos que he visto no me han apasionado, pero para que una película con un ambiente post-apocalítico, vísceras, recaudadores de órganos y sangre por todas partes quede en nada, hay que hacerlo muy muy mal. Lo post-apocalíptico se entiende como “gótico pocho”, lo gore no son más que cortes con cuchillo y algunos sacos de sangre muy mal llevados, la trama principal es totalmente insulsa, además de avanzar a un ritmo lentísimo por culpa de las constantes canciones (nunca hablan, siempre cantan) de belleza nula y cuyo mayor logro es conseguir rimar “you” con “you” y “love” con “love”. Se agradece que la película dure hora y media, porque no se puede estar ni un minuto más viendo una serie de despropósitos que no llevan a nada. Lo tenebroso como hortera, lo independiente como marginal.
A Gothic/Sci-Fi/Horror rock opera musical, set in a future when donated organs can be repossessed...
This is directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV) from a friend's stage production and contains the gore you might expect. However, although the general concept is ok, it looks good, and there's some fun casting (Anthony Head, Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino, Paris Hilton) I didn't enjoy it.
I am not a fan of musicals anyway but I don't think this was a particularly good example of the genre.
I have come to realize and accept that the songs are what are killing this film, or more specifically....the singer-actors (save the obvious one). I'm sorry, but just because A. S. Head (Giles from Buffy TV Series) sung on the Once more, with feeling! episode of Buffy doesn't mean he should be allowed to do it for 97 minutes. And the others seem to be tone deaf or just plain lack musical talent at all. Save one: Blind Mag: Sarah Brightman, the only one in the film who is a professional songstress (I own 2 of her CDs). They should have cast this with actual singer-actors..like they uhm.. did. ..in.. uhm ....Rocky Horror and Little Shack of Horrors, and countless…
my friend made me watch this and i don't get it. maybe because i'm not like ~super weird~ but like if you like singing JUST WATCH A FUCKING OPERA OR A MUSICAL, it doesn't have to be some dumb ass movie like this that barely makes sense. there are some operas out there that are dark and depressing if that's your thing. FOR SHAME.