Friday, November 7, 2008

Repo! The Genetic Opera

So since I'm kinda becoming the self proclaimed darling of the indie movie scene (okay, so only like one person knows me at the Sunset 5), I guess I will be seeing at least one movie per week. Except for that one time when I saw Happy Go Lucky on Friday and then Let The Right One In on Saturday night. But that was rad because I ran into this awesome customer while waiting in line and I totes helped him and his friend make an educated ticket purchase.

Anyway, this week's fantastic flick is called Repo! The Genetic Opera. Basically it's set in 2056, a time where plastic surgery runs rampant, the city's people are addicted to painkillers, and organ failure has become an epidemic. This big company, GeneCo loans citizens organs, and if they miss a payment, the Repo man comes and...well, that's the end of them. The whole thing is set Sin City style, and basically has this rock opera vibe going on. You know what? I'll just show you the trailer and you'll want to see it too.


The movie was awesome! Basically it was the best combo of soft porn, goth, musicals, and comedy that I've seen yet. The premiere was craze...people were dressed up as characters from the film, they were taking photos and making videos, these girls started singing every song from the movie, and I chatted it up with a man wearing a cape. Good fun, good movie, cool director. He talked to us before the film started and then the audience clapped when his name came up in the end credits.


R! said...

There is an awesome song from this movie, Zydrate Anatomy, that I put on my mp3 player as soon as I heard it.
I think I'll wait for this movie on DVD though.

lolitahazed said...

I went to the Angelika to see Let the Right One In last night at your rec (I loved it, so beautiful) and people were in a CRAZY long line to see this! I'm thinking I'm totally intrigued. I want to see Paris Hilton's face fall off.

Dinah said...

Ohhhhh I want to see this movie so bad. It's like Rocky Horror/Sin City mix. Rolling Stone gave it a bad review, which means I am definitely seeing it.