This is something I've never done on Dry Humor Daily: a movie review. Mandalyn and I watch a lot of movies. Most of them are "okay" or "cute." Some are sadly a waste of time. But every once in a while, we still come across a good one. When that happens, I like to tell people. So I thought, why not post about it? Now, if I would truly recommend a movie, I think I'll start spreading the word here.
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So let's talk about Repo Men:
I really enjoyed Repo Men. It took me about a day to mull it over in my head (like most good movies). The more I thought about this one, the more I liked it. It was an original premise, but a classic storyline, and it had a good twist which was predictable, but good enough to satisfy even the veteran moviegoer.
So what do the Repo Men repossess? (If you don't know, don't worry. I didn't realize the answer to this question before watching the movie, either.) I'll paraphrase a quote from Jude Law's character for you:
"If you don't pay for your car, the bank takes it back. If you don't pay for your house, the bank takes it back. If you don't pay for your liver, well...that's where I come in."
Sound gruesome? It is. So if you're okay with "grisly images" (as the MPAA so delicately describes it), then you can consider watching it. (It's rated R, by the way.) Why did I like it? Well, the acting is good. The special effects are convincing enough. And the setting is timeless. In other words, this movie will still be good twenty years from now. One more thing I really appreciated. The concept of repossessing organs was played off very well in the film. It was kind of like Benjamin Button getting younger in his movie. No one really asked any questions. He was just getting younger. In Repo Men, they showed up and shanked clients for their artificial organs if they were 96+ days late on payments. No questions asked. It was just a fact of post-organ-transplant-life. Well done.
Has anyone else seen this movie? Do you agree? I'd love to know. :)