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Monday, November 29, 2010

Repo Men

Repo Men

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.

Obviously, there are a ton of many great movies out there, but I promise not to post about all of them.  I'll just make this a starting point and only bring up films from here on out.

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.  :)


Jumble Mash said...

My Boyfriend and I actually saw this in theater as our second date. It was an awesome movie! I really enjoyed it and so did he.

Christine said...

I saw this movie about a month ago thanks to Netflix and I'm in the same boat. It was a bit gory at times but I genuinely enjoyed this movie. I think I actually enjoyed it more than my husband.

As far as the twist you're referring to, I definitely saw it coming, however it was still done really well.

theTsaritsa said...

I like this movie a lot too, which surprised me. I'm not really into sci-fi, but the story was good (and sad).

AmberLaShell said...

I have never seen the movie, but my fiance did and he loved it.. I had laser surgery done a few years ago and it made me happy i paid them off already, wouldn't want someone coming after me to cut out my eyes,, even if they did look like jude law. :)

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Cole Garrett said...

I'm glad y'all liked it, too. It's kind of weird to run around telling people you like a movie about gruesome artificial organ reclamation. LOL

Kate Weber said...

I never watched it. It's the same story, (or similar) as Repo! The genetic opera. Which is the same concept, but in musical form. It had Anthony Stewart Head in Jude Law's character, but I couldn't watch my quiet and gentle Rupert Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer viciously slicing people open while singing, albeit wonderfully, about losing his wife and the woes of his past.

I love Jude Law, and the concept of both of these movies intrigue me, but I have a hard time watching blood and gore, which is why both of these movies are R Rated for the most part. I get all queasy. But I'm glad you enjoyed it! :D

Cole Garrett said...

@ Kate You're correct. It is indeed the same story as Repo! The movie and the opera are both based on the book, The Repossession Mambo. :)

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