Okay, it’s been a while since I’ve seen this actually, but I didn’t get around to writing about it and decided I wanted to do it now. Repo! The Genetic Opera is a story about a Repo man and his daughter, and what they go through in a futuristic world where organs are harvested so that any ill can be cured.
It is definitely a movie off of the beaten track, and it’s weird and quirky nature is why I like it. I was intrigued by the idea of it being a musical and an out there sci-fi/horror-eqsue movie. It also stars Anthony Stewart Head (Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), which was easily enough of a reason for me to give it a try.
Overall I felt that it was a well done movie and it had several plotlines that worked together to forward the major plot and unwind the story. The singing was also well done, and worked into the movie’s natural dialogue quite well, although some of it did bother me. There were parts where the dialogue and singing mixed and that was a little offputting. It just didn’t flow very well to me.
This is a very weird movie, and not one to just watch on a whim. Or maybe it’s exactly that. Dan and I had a hard time trying to find a night to watch this, because we just weren’t in the mood for something we knew was going to be weird and kind of wacky. So we simply picked a night and decided that we were watching it and that was that. I think with this kind of movie you either do like Dan and I did or you simply grab it and go for it. It’s not a movie to wait around for the “right mood” because I don’t think it exists.
If you like quirky offbeat musicals that also have lots of blood and guts, and organs in it, I say go for it!