Monday, March 16, 2009

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

I thought this movie had a great concept, but it was not fulfilled.  The concept is a world in the future where ailing people get organ transplants.  If they can not afford their payments on their transplants, The Repo Man comes and takes the organs back.  This sounded like a great horror story, but this film just had too much going on in it.

The Repo Man has a daughter named Shilo who has a blood disease.  There is this whole back story on how the guy who runs the organ donor company was in love with Shilo's mother, but then she fell in love with the Repo Man.  Then this guy who runs the company has three kids who want to run the company...  There is really no point in continuing a synopsis of the film.  It was all a bit confusing and complicated.  There were way too many characters to follow and too many subplots.  If they just focused on The Repo Man and his daughter, it would have made a much better film.

I originally wanted to see the movie because it stars Anthony Stewart Head from "Buffy the Vampire Slayer".  It was interesting to see him in this role and I liked his story line, but that was it.  The rest of the movie was just plain boring.

I can see how this can become a cult hit, but it just didn't work for me.  Great concept, bad execution.


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