ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Repo! The Genetic Opera Movie Review (2008)

Updated on December 20, 2019
Aurelie M Jones profile image

As an avid movie watcher with a Bachelor's in Creative Writing, Aurelie is uniquely qualified to review and give opinions on Movies.

Source

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) Basics

Repo! The Genetic Opera is a Scifi Gothic Rock Horror Musical. It stars Sarah Brightman, Alexa Vega, Paris Hilton, Paul Sorvino, Bill Moseley, Nivek Orge, and Terrance Zdunich. Lots of big names.

In the year 2056, everyone is dying, their organs are failing inside their bodies and doctors are unable to help because everyone needs transplants. One man ends up creating natural grown organs for any who might need them. However it is of course expensive, but you need that heart transplant so you essentially sign your life away, and if you cannot make the payments then the company GenCo has the legal ability to repossess their property.

Produced by Twisted Pictures

Distributed by Lionsgate

Repo! An unknown gem

This movie certainly isn't for everyone. It has severe violence, gore, sexuality, cursing, what have you. All the good things in my opinion. But it is a different story, unusual, and comedic. That gets lost for a lot of people and why a lot of reviewers say this movie was terrible. But that is because they view it as a serious horror movie and that is not what this is. This movie is meant to be comical. With that in mind, you can appreciate the hilarious majesty of this movie.

The music is great - most of the songs are just awesome and easily addictive while some are just plain funny. A personal favorite of mine is Zydrate Anatomy - extremely sexualized song, Joan Jett also makes a cameo appearance in this movie during the song Seventeen. Of course, any song with Sarah Brightman I love, she is an absolutely amazing opera singer.

But this movie really plays on peoples interest in the macabre and the dark. Plus it shows how messed up society can become if just given the chance. It went from people getting organs they needed to completely changing their bodies, slicing up their skin, changing out their eyes.

Something pretty awesome about this movie is that it began as a short theater production on a small stage back in 2002 - it was then redone and edited to change the characters and the relationships until Lionsgate picked them up in 2007 where they began official production to make their movie. The initial creator came up with the idea because of his friend, who was going through financial issues at the time.

You might notice the idea is similar to that of Repo Men - a newer movie with Judd Law with a similar concept except the organs are more mechanical instead of organically grown. Another interesting take on the concept however since I saw Repo! The Genetic Opera first and it is a musical I tend to favor that one over the latter. But not to crap all over Repo Men because it was a decent movie, with a twist slightly upsetting ending.

But back to Repo! The Genetic Opera - this movie is a prime example of a niche movie. It really isn't for everyone. But niche movies should be given more credit than they are. Everyone is so quick to jump on the basic appreciated movies like any of the Marvel movies, but those aren't the only good movies that exist. They just shove it in your face because they can afford to.

But smaller movies like this should be given a shot, because you might be surprised at what you find.

How did you hear about this movie?

See results

My rating

5 stars for Repo! The Genetic Opera

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://maven.io/company/pages/privacy

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)