Escape to the Movies: Repo Men

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Repo Men

This week MovieBob takes a stab at Repo Men.

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Hmm...Forest and Jude.

HOW DID THIS MATCH HAPPEN?!

Those two in the same movie is something I never thought I'd see.

ugh, I shant be watching it then, I don't like gore for the sake of gore...

kinda wanted to se it till you told me the premise...

thats not fair, i wanted to see it till you told me in the premise its the future and robot organs are wahts happening not blackmarket organs being repo-ed by the mob which is what i thought it was from the trailers i have seen...

though sex/surgery/computer hacking does sound interesting...

REPO MEN IS A BIG PHAIL TRAIN!!!
It's bodily ripped off from Repo: The Genetic Opera.
They practically used the same goddamn script.
So yeah.... anything that is seen as original in this movie is actually ripped off from Repo: The Genetic Opera.
But whatever.

Ok, Bob, you've sold me. If you say Jude Law can pull off the macho badass look, I've gotta see it.

So it's an action movie trying to be a great one and somewhat pulls it off. Sure I'll see it. But I'm surprised a Halo fan isn't on hear say they ripped of the Marathon symbol.

huh, I was sure it was going to be one of thoes with an interesting premise that just turned into a bad action movie, the review makes it sound like it might be worth checking out

The premise seems almost identical to Repo: The Genetic Opera, which really rubs me the wrong way because Im a huge fan of the movie, but I kinda wanna see this movie anyways.

I might check it out. Mainly because I start getting a little frisky when I think about Enemy at the Gates(don't judge me) because I absolutely loved that movie.

I must respectfully disagree with MovieBob for once. He just tole me the plot and ending are borrowed from other films And so is the premise which he appears to be unaware of. The premise was taken from Repo! The Genetic Opera. It's a lower budget movie that got short-shifted on an advertising budget. It's based off a stageplay from the 90s and was in production the same time as Repo Men, back when it was Reposession Mamba (the silliest name ever). That too also has a good helping of blood as Darren Bousman, the director os Saw II and III, is the director. It also stars Anthony Stewart Head as the awesome Nathan Wallace/Repo Man. And yes, the premise is exactly the same, with the addition of a drug in a little glass vial. Please check this movie out, it's worth it.

I'm going to hop on the "Ugh, it's ripping off Repo: The Genetic Opera" train, but the claustrophobic knife fight and some sex/surgery/computer-hacking actually make me really want to see this, because I am a sick, sick bastard with some sick, sick... things. :)

I have to say, Bob, I'm pretty impressed you haven't made a video to gloat about how good your predictions were for the Oscars yet.

Repo Men looks interesting. I always enjoy a Foreest Whittaker performance after seeing The Last King of Scotland.

Echo136:
The premise seems almost identical to Repo: The Genetic Opera, which really rubs me the wrong way because Im a huge fan of the movie, but I kinda wanna see this movie anyways.

This reminds me of the old Armageddon/Deep Impact debate. I liked Repo: The Genetic Opera too, quite a bit in fact, but I'm willing to give this film a shot to see how different it is, especially if it's being compared positively with Equilibrium and District 9, two of my favorite films OF ALL TIME.

I always thought that this was gonna be a sequel to the cult 80's flick Repo Man. Turns out that it sounds a hell of a lot more like Repo: The Genetic Opera (which I have not seen but it is near the top of my list). Hmm...

Equilibrium being one of the three best sci-fi movies of the decade? Nope. It was great, borderline incredible, but it doesn't deserve top three anything besides kickass soundtracks, gunplay (Gun-Kata rules!), and shootout scenes.

And I completely agree with MovieBob when it comes to the film Black Book. Zwartboek (Black Book's real title) is an incredible movie! One of the greatest WWII movies you will ever see and definitely among the greatest spy movies of all time. See it!

haven't done much research on the movie can't wait to watch this review!

Again as its been said REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA DID IT FIRST.

Yes bold caps was neccessary. I may not have been the first, but I now am the loudest.
Watch The real repo men do their thing. Im sure it will be more interesting.
But there is no sex/surgery/computer-hacking scene.

"[Film X] is just ripping off [film Y]! Oh no!"

Every good film is ripping off something that has come before in some manner, bad films do it unapologetically. Yeah, Avatar was just Dances With Wolves mixed with Pocahontas and all that. Read up on some Joseph Campbell and you'll find that everything shares tons of commonalities, but you know what? It doesn't matter. Just let the different angle on the story be the part that entertains instead of nitpicking about where the idea came from, because I guarantee you Repo: the Genetic Opera wasn't the first either.

Simalacrum:
ugh, I shant be watching it then, I don't like gore for the sake of gore...

Same. I dont like blood just because it can be there and for no other purpose.

Ill be skipping it too.

Nice review though bob!

Like allot of other people I immediately recognised the premise from Repo: Genetic Opera, my immediate reaction was "Oh gods how much are they going to ruin this" having seen successful low budget ideas become corrupted when transferred to a big screen version before (thats not to say that repo men is a re-make of repo, which its not. perhaps concept whould have been a better description). However I hold out hope after seeing the review; that Repo Men can stay true to the core premise before it gets watered down with all the standard Hollywood tropes. From the review it appears that at least in the first half of the movie achieves this, so I shall keep my fingers crossed it doesn't blow it.

GameGoddess101:
REPO MEN IS A BIG PHAIL TRAIN!!!
It's bodily ripped off from Repo: The Genetic Opera.
They practically used the same goddamn script.
So yeah.... anything that is seen as original in this movie is actually ripped off from Repo: The Genetic Opera.
But whatever.

Thank you I have been saying this since i first saw the damn trailer, I am a bit surprised Bob did not bring that up when talking about the other sci-fi movies it "borrows"(should just say straight up stolen) from

3rd rung:

GameGoddess101:
REPO MEN IS A BIG PHAIL TRAIN!!!
It's bodily ripped off from Repo: The Genetic Opera.
They practically used the same goddamn script.
So yeah.... anything that is seen as original in this movie is actually ripped off from Repo: The Genetic Opera.
But whatever.

Thank you I have been saying this since i first saw the damn trailer, I am a bit surprised Bob did not bring that up when talking about the other sci-fi movies it "borrows"(should just say straight up stolen) from

I know. I was waiting for it!! Never mentioned it...

The second you started to describe it, my thoughts were, "oh no, its Equilibrium again..."

I personally thought Equilibrium was a pretty lame movie, so selling Repo Men as something similar isn't going to work on me.

Gore isn't really a selling point for me either, so I think I'll just skip this one.

Ya know... Before I saw this I thought this movie was just a lame ass rip off of Repo! The Genetic Opera. Now I think its a cross Repo! and Equilibrium two films I absolutely fucking love. I will now be going to see this.

Whoa, I was expecting bob to tear this movie a new one, but after this I'll consider seeing it, just to see the audience's reaction, that and the trailer got my attention a few months back.

I am now intrigued...where are the movie listings minion!!!?...

ITT: blah blah blah blah REPO MAN THE GENETIC OPERA blah blah bawwww!!!

You know what, I don't give a shit, this looks good and I'm gonna see it.

Also, sounds like MovieBob really liked Equilibrium (as did I)... I wonder what he thinks of this: http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/fbv/bmbe/8526-equilibrium

looks like a a nice action flick nothing more nothing less also there are movies with worst sex/gore scenes check out antichrist with willam dafoe if your into that sort of thing

Repo! The Genetic Opera, indeed. However, this one looks like it's going to be much more srsbzns and have some better acting, PLUS less singing and dancing which for me, makes it quite awesome. There's also a lack of Paris Hilton in this film which makes me quiver with joy.

I completely agree that this is probably a huge ripoff of Repo: The Genetic Opera, but I've also gotta go with Bob on this one and say the difference that makes the difference is in the details. I haven't seen the movie, but from what I can tell Repo Men focuses mainly on the action(that did seem to be it's main selling point in this review at least). Repo: The Genetic Opera on the other hand focuses heavily on the motives and themes(justice, betrayal, addiction, and love) all set in an opera form. It's entirely possible they're both great at what they do, but for me it really comes down to what you like.

I wish it was more like Genetic Opera, Jude Law and Forest Whitaker breaking into song while cutting people up ^_^ all sorts of fun there.
Repo Men seems to take place in a cleaner brighter world with and dark underbelly. While in REPO! it's just dark, gritty and gorey with no point to trying to hide it. The worlds could be more like close cousins of each other. Though the worlds are similar, their stories are different. Repo Men seems more about a story of redemption and journey for Jude Law character (which reminds me of Logan's Run actually). While REPO! Genetic Opera is a coming of age story for Shilo.

Well that's how I see it. Maybe I'm just more forgiving then others. ^_^

Yep, ripoff. Although instead of being "artsy" and a musical, we have another American action flick.

had a feeling the Repomen part was better than the rebel hero part XD

Nigh Invulnerable:
"[Film X] is just ripping off [film Y]! Oh no!"

Every good film is ripping off something that has come before in some manner, bad films do it unapologetically. Yeah, Avatar was just Dances With Wolves mixed with Pocahontas and all that. Read up on some Joseph Campbell and you'll find that everything shares tons of commonalities, but you know what? It doesn't matter. Just let the different angle on the story be the part that entertains instead of nitpicking about where the idea came from, because I guarantee you Repo: the Genetic Opera wasn't the first either.

jeepers creepers was about some...demon? that ate organs and then grows itself that organ.

yea maybe gentic opera was inspired by the taking organ thing?

or is there some OTHER movie like this and repo?

Monty Python: The Meaning of Life? Just before the galaxy song, two guys show up to take the guys liver.

The Island, and Clonus were also closer than Jeepers Creepers regarding organ taking, I suppose.

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