When I first heard about Repo! The Genetic Opera, I was quite excited by the idea of it, a gore-filled rock-opera, what could go wrong. Then one by one I heard the songs and my anticipation grew until the point where I had to see the movie. Finally my friend brought the DVD and I sat down to watch it and I can safely say that I fell in love with the movie.
So let's break the movie down a little:
With music being the key element in this movie, the songs had to be good, and thankfully they are. There is a good mix of different genres which keeps things from going stale. All vocal performances are to a decent standard aswell and as far as I'm concerned, they were all good.
Everybody in this movie was brilliant, special mention going to Terrance Zdunich (His first feature movie and he stole the show completely), Anthony Head (His portrayal of a Jekyl and Hyde character was perfect), Alexa Vega (Finally breaking free from the image she created for herself in the Spy Kids movies and proving she is a legit actress) and shockingly enough, Paris Hilton! (Nobody else could have played Amber Sweet as far as I'm concerned, Paris rocked the house as Amber)
The story to this movie is very interesting, the whole idea of a company that loans people organs and reposesses them if debts aren't paid is a scary concept because with the way that modern technology is moving forward, this could one day be a reality. All of the individual character's stories were handled well and I genuinely sympathised with them.
The more I watch this movie, the more I love it. All I can do now is to show it to as many as people as possible and live in hope that one day the full 2hrs 30mins version will be released so we can get the FULL story to Repo!, not just the version present here.
And last but not least, I shall say...BUY THIS MOVIE NOW!