Ha ha, Alex Cox is a genius, a bona fide svengali when it comes to the World of Indie Film. Having met the man at a "Walker" / "Repo Man" Q&A at the Birmingham Film Festival (sadly no more) you could tell he has a real passion for film, and making sure his politics and ethos are firmly entrenched in the films he produces. "Repo Chick" is no exception as he proves yet again you don't need Rupert Murdoch or a money-haemorrhaging Hedge Fund to get art onto cinematic canvas.
The film is only a psuedo-reimagining-esque version of "Repo Man", the only things the two films have in common are a few actors (such as the mighty Miguel Sandoval and Del Zamora) and a plot with loose connections to the world of reposession of goods; Newcomer Jaclyn Jonet plays Pixxi De La Chasse, a spolit rich girl who becomes embroiled in the World of Repo... Manning? (tough use of words there)and chasing a train car around which turns out to be the front for a terrorist plot. Not very easy to put down on paper if you haven't seen the film itself, but that's hardly the most outstanding aspect of the film, rather it's aesthetic. Filmed on front of Green Screen with hilariously cheap and gaudy CGI backdrops has allowed the film to accrue a number of criticisms from the critical clique out there, and it does feel sometimes as if you're watching the cinematic equivalent of a 1992-era Amiga game, but that's hardly the point - Cox has kept the big-wigs out of his business and made a film his way by making it the way he has. Makes you think that mainstays like "Clerks" and "Reservoir Dogs" could look very different if made today, all CGI shop counters and computer-generated severed ears. Ouch.
Anyway, check out this slice of skewed pop-culture satire and pathos as soon as possible, in a country governed by the Tories we need someone to remind us that we actually do still have a pulse... And a strong one at that.