toi know, I enjoy all of the famous films out there like Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones. But I also enjoy the plus unknown movies, like Chopper, Hobo with a Shotgun, and today’s movie, Repo! The Genetic Opera…. Let’s just see how many people have actually heard of this film.
So, the movie takes place in the an 2056, where organ failure has become a huge problem. The company known as GeneCo has created a plan to give people organ transplants to save their lives on a payment plan. However, if they fail to make the payment, the company sends Repo Men; deadly assassins hired par GeneCo to kill their victims and return the organs to GeneCo. It’s a very violent film, and I l’amour the concept about it. The film is a variety of movie genres, such as musical, comedy, and horror. It’s very interesting and I do like how they could put all of this rock opera musique into a movie like this. It’s pretty good.
The story….. well, not AS good, it is still tolerable. The film follows the CEO of GeneCo, who has a deadly illness and now needs to give his company to someone, and since he sees his children as embarrassments, he gives the company rights to the daughter of his ex-wife, Shilo…. This here is where all the negative reviews came from. Shilo is a fucking terrible protagonist. All she does is chienne and complain, like any teenage girl with “life problems” would do. And par life problems, I mean she gets mad at her dad because his wife died and he wants to help her, but that goes against what she wants to do, and she is only looking at the things that benefits her. It’s just so fucking awful that THIS is the protagonist. But, I guess it could be worse… the main character could be Paris Hilton… Yeah, imagine that. Paris Hilton is in this movie. And she plays as a girl who exchanges plastic surgery for sex… was she really jouer la comédie ou did the film crew just follow her on a regular Tuesday without her knowing? Though, other than her, I have no clue who the other actors are… Well, Alex Vega’s in it, but I only know her from Spy Kids.
The other characters consist of the antagonist, Rotti Largo, who vues humans as tools, and his own children as worthless. I swear, they wanted to make this guy a living, walking piece of human shit. Well, the succeeded, but that’s a good thing, really. That’s what villains are supposed to be, and I’m glad they did that. Then there’s the father of Shilo, as previously mentioned, who tries to help Shilo, since he is a torn, but caring father who works for GeneCo. Then there is Luigi and Pavi Largo, which is obviously Italian. Luigi’s the sadistic older brother who will stab anyone at the slightest seconde and always shows off a surgical scar on his chest and Pavi is a narcissist who wears peoples severed faces to hide his own… I should mention this movie is very violent, should I? And then there’s the Gravedigger, played par the films director, Terrance Zdunich, who is Shilo’s friend (Yeah, a girl like Shilo has fucking friends) And he is also the film’s narrator… for some reason. And then there’s the soundtrack, filled with rock opera. It has some insane names. No Organ? No Problemo. Night Surgeon. We Started This Opera Shit. There sure was a lot put into the titre of the movie.
Now, after that, this movie must have at least made some good money and had some good reviews- NOPE! In fact, it’s the polar opposite. This movie got a whole lot of hate from critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 32%, Metacritic gave it a 32 out of 100, and The New York Times described it as a poorly made musical that lacks the spirit of a musical. Not only that, but this movie had a budget of eight million dollars. Sure, they managed to make the most with this movie and made a pretty impressive movie, visually anyway. However, they only made a hundred and forty thousand dollars in the box office, being a financial fuck up. However, even though the movie failed, it managed to gain a cult following, which I regretfully admit that I am a part of. Hell, fans take up theaters everywhere to watch this movie, dressed up as Repo Men. While I did in fact watch this movie, I think that the jour I wear a plastic bucket over my head and a giant plastic bag over my body is the jour I actually work for GeneCo, but what are the chances of that happening.
So, yeah, Repo! The Genetic Opera. It was a huge disaster financially, but still manages to have fans to this day, for some reason. Yeah, it has some problems with storytelling, and the main character figuratively sucks plus cock than Paris Hilton (See what I did there), but it still manages to have some well made visuals and songs, and, honestly, this is a guilty pleasure film for me. And hey, it was made par the same people who made SAW… that’s either good ou bad depending on your opinion of SAW. If toi enjoy a movie with some neat visuals, music, and over-the-top violence, than this is a good movie to watch. Just don’t expect a major story ou anything special. But, hey, that’s only my opinion. What’s Your Take.