Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

What an odd movie this was.  I guess it could be most compared to Rocky Horror Picture Show with the singing and such but the similarities kind of stop there. 

Repo! is the story of a futuristic world where lots of people are sick.  Therefore, these sick people need organs.  Luckily, there's a company called GeneCo, that will not only supply organs for you, but provide financing.  However, there's a downside.  If you don't make your organ payments (hehe), the repo man comes and takes them away.

GeneCo is run by the imposing Rotti Largo (Paul Sorvino), who turns out to be ill himself.  He's burdened with three selfish children: Luigi (Bill Moseley), Pavi (Ogre), and Amber (Paris Hilton). Meanwhile, on the other end of town lives Shilo Wallace (Alexa Vega) and her overprotective father, Nathan (Anthony Stewart Head)  Shilo apparently has some sort of blood disease which requires her to stay inside and take a constant stream of medication.

While the Largo siblings run wild and take advantage of their father's positions, drama brews between Nathan and Rotti.  Shilo disobeys her father, and sneaks out of the house, encountering a graverobber among others.  I'm not much for musicals, but the songs in this movie are pretty funny and well-performed.  And those who are turned off because of Paris Hilton, don't worry.  She's actually barely in the movie and only sings one song, which is pretty decent.

This definitely wasn't as good as Rocky Horror, but check it out if you like horror-ish musicals.  Although I guess not many of those exist ;o)

photo source: http://www.dreadcentral.com/img/news/jun08/repopic1.jpg