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Repo, the genetic opera.

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posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 06:18 AM
Being the massive Saw fan I was until the final chapter. (Not for the gore but the psychology of the characters) I have had an interest in this movie since day one.

It was an extremely limited release and I have never seen it anywhere in the UK.
I have just bought it off amazon.

Has anyone here seen it? Without spoilers, is it good?

I should get it tomorrow and will give my review once watched, but I'm just curious if there are any Darren Lynn Bousman fans here who have seen it mainly. It may or may not be wasted on those who are not familiar with his work.
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posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 06:24 AM
reply to post by Chukkles

Oh sweet jesus, one of the WORST MOVIES EVER. I am a massive horror fan.. I mean, massive. I loved the saw franchise however i only watched up until the 4th and I probably will progress through them eventually ( they started getting pretty bad). Repo, The Genetic Opera is just god awful. It's hard to watch as a serious movie.

If you want to laugh at a bad flick with worse "musical numbers" and a couple of darkly amusing scenes, sure. But if you're after a good experience, you won't find it there friend.

posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 06:25 AM
I managed 15 mins then turned it off.
Just not my cup of tea.

posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 06:35 AM
reply to post by Chukkles

my favourite film! used to watch it everyday and i know every single word to every song hahaha it also got me into Sarah Brightmans music....she will be mine...oh yes she will be mine. oh btw im a goth so of course id appreciate it more than most lol

so to sum up: WATCH IT
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posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 06:51 AM
Ok, sounds promising,LMAO.
Ah we'll, I'm still interested in seeing it and I have bought it.
Maybe with my (now) lack of expectations I could enjoy aspects of it.

I'm certainly not expecting horror and never was with this, I'm expecting more of an art piece.

Can I ask you both what you thought of Depp's Sweeny Todd?

posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 07:16 AM
reply to post by Chukkles
It was alright- definitely strange and different! If you are a fan of rock opera you will probably like it. If you enjoy it here is another movie you might like:
The Devil's Carnival(2012)-IMDb

posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 10:43 AM
It's a Gothic opera. I loved it more than Rocky Horror.

It is dark, but so is Tim Burton... If you have a taste for the macabre and love film as an artistic expression, then you'll LOVE REPO!

The costuming and props are well done, the story behind the making of REPO! and how the opera came to be is astounding. I enjoyed the music score, especially Meg's parts.

It isn't for everyone, but it is definitely for one with very Gothic tastes

posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 11:42 AM
I've seen it live on stage.

A friend was in it, so I went. Had never heard of it until then.

I've watched the movie as well.

Not dreadful, it's watchable, actually a litle enjoyable.

posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 05:27 PM
Could have done without the singing...
But decent. Might watch it again on mute and mushrooms

posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 07:42 PM
reply to post by littled16

Cool, never heard of that one, I used to be a member of a saw forum where I could keep track of his movies because we don't get many in UK.

The last I heard of this I could swear there was going to be an accompanying movie.
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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 08:45 PM
I quite enjoyed it.
It took me a little time to adjust to the "sing what you're saying and thinking thing" but I got there.
It is an opera and not a musical, I wasn't expecting that but it's not even an issue.
Everyone played their parts well enough, some could sing much better than others though. Best singers were Blind Mag and Repo Man Anthony Head IMO.

The story was pretty twisted but It was very campy, its not too unlike The Rocky Horror Picture Show in that sense though (even though that went full blown cross dress).

The vanity surgery side of things reminded me of Bioshock and quite nicely brought that part of that world alive onscreen, (if there was ever a Bioshock movie, I would hope Darren Lynn Bouseman could pick it up but give it its true twisted and horrific style).

I was hoping it was going to be more realistically gory but I guess a campy style fitted.
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posted on Feb, 8 2013 @ 11:27 PM
reply to post by Chukkles

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it. I imagined the subtle level of 'campiness' was induced so the overall effect wouldn't be too dark. I think the people who couldn't sing added to the effect. My personal favorite song was Chase the Morning... although the instructions about the zytrate gun by grave robber is catchy. The man who played Grave Robber created REPO!

I have watched it quite a few times now, and I think you need to see it at least a couple of times to get the full effect of some of the subtleties.

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