Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Repo: The Genetic Opera

Repo: The Genetic Opera

Plot summary from IMDB.com -

In the year 2056 - the not so distant future - an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family's mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera.

My thoughts:

This was definitely one of the oddest movies I've ever seen. The acting was passable - the singing pretty bad, except the songs done by the fabulous Sarah Brightman. And yet, for some reason, I couldn't stop watching. I found myself strangely fascinated by Shilo and her search for the truth about her family. And, of course, Paris Hilton, who was just exactly what you'd expect. I think the filmmakers were hoping for a "Rocky Horror" -esque cult following, and I just don't think it was good enough for that. But, if you don't have anything better to do, it's not the worst movie you could spend two hours on.

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