Sunday, October 10, 2010

Repo! The Genetic Opera (2009)

Can watching Paris Hilton ever be pleasurable? When you see her singing songs about being addicted to plastic surgery, before she is graphically slaughtered; sure!

Repo! has the subtitle "The Genetic Opera", but it should rather be called a "Splatter Musical".

There's sing and dance numbers and knives and blood and organs and generally good times all around.

Sadly, the idea of the script was violently ripped off before the makers of Repo! had time to finish their own version.

But that's Hollywood for you. Like modern day vikings, the pillage and rape everything they come across...



  1. it was not ripped off. if anything, the two movies (or the stage musical and the novel) showing up almost simultaneously is as fine an example of zeitgeist as exists anywhere.

  2. Thank you for your comment, but from what I understand, the makers of Repo! tried shopping their musical around to several studios, only to be rejected and later find Universal Studios had started it anyway when Repo! was already in production at Lionsgate. Also, Repo! first started as a stage play sometime in the late 90s, while the novel The Repossession Mambo which Repo Men is supposedly based on, was first published in 2009.