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…
Besides the gore and decent visuals, Repo! The Genetic Opera really couldn't keep my interests. Paul Servino was out of place and Bill Moseley played the same loud, annoying character that he's played countless times in Rob Zombie films.
I'm a bit biased as I never have cared for musicals. Yes. I said musicals. I consider this a musical, contrary to what the rest of social media thinks.
In a dystopian world where organ transplants are repossessed if repayments are not made...
Rock opera based on the 2002 stage-show of the same name, directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. The plot follows the basic ideas of control, revenge and love and is almost Shakespearean in nature apart from the fact that it is presented as an opera set in a dark, splatterpunk future. The story moves along well for the most part, and though it presents the viewer with a story, that at it's core is pretty basic, the setting and style do make for something a little bit different. The production values are pure comic book, with larger than life characters, punk and rock inspired songs and excessive…
My friends pitched this as an industrial goth opera and instead I got bad early 2000's Evanescence Hard rock songs.
Nivek Ogre my sweet baby child is in this tho
Repo Man: The Genetic Opera is a rock opera (Yeah, you read that right) set in a dystopian future where artificial organ transplants are commonplace, people are addicted to surgery, and legal assassins act as repo men for unpaid organs. What other movie can you watch Paris Hilton’s face literally fall off during a performance because she has gotten too much surgery? The answer: None. This flick is one of a kind, and an old favorite among my friend group. We know all the songs by heart. Skip the crappy hollywoodized ‘Repo’ version starring Jude Law and Forrest Whitaker, and stick with this unique, bizarre, and really quite cool musical version.
Unique visual style
Scene kids make sense now
Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman
Fun background characters
Good practical effects
Doesn't overstay its welcome
Songs aren't too memorable
Really cool idea, slightly plagued by bad acting. Really cool world though, I enjoyed it.
Let's be honest. This movie was, objectively, bad. However, it was one of those guilty pleasure, bad-but-fun sort of bad movies. And I mean, Anthony Stewart Head singing? Yes please.
so good!!! changed my fucking life!!
So you think you got heart? So you think you got balls?
Olvidaos de Saw, lo mejor de este hombre son los musicales que crea en tandem con Terrance Zdunich.
Mundo post-apocalíptico, musical, referencias sexuales, gore, cameo de Joan Jett, Paris Hilton... No sé qué más podríais pedirle a una película...
Bloodbath, it's gonna be a bloodbath!
a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…