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Another Spy Reports In On REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. You know what my favorite thing about this movie is? The official website is Now, I know what it means, but the Beavis in my looks at that domain and just belly laughs. I mean, come on... was taken? RePoopEra: The Movie seems like one of those films that is going to divide audiences, as this review proves, since the guy who saw it was moved to write in because he couldn’t believe what our first spy reported:

Hey Mori, I just read the review you put up for Repo! The Gentic Opera. I saw the same screening as the other reviewer, and I didn't think I needed to write in because...I honestly didn't think this movie would get a theatrical release. I thought it was a bad joke. Maybe a hidden camera show. I thought that if I stayed for the whole thing someone would give me a hundred bucks on the way for sitting through their overlong joke. Reward my tolerance. Something...anything. Only it's not a joke, I guess. This is a real movie. The movie is a horror musical. It's's about...organ replacement? Maybe. I don't know. The plot is so insanely convoluted that it eventually becomes irrelevant. You just give up trying to understand it. In the future, a company runs an organ replacement business and they make a lot of money. Then they kill people and take their organs back. Then they have a big opera. I'm pretty sure that's the plot. It's close anyway. The character's relationships are downright silly too. Throughout the movie, comic book panels pop-up and attempt to explain the character's back story. It's all very melodramatic. And the story culminates in a showdown filled with...I don't know. I would ruin the ending if I could, but I don't even know what happened. Sorry. If I hadn't seen Sweeney Todd, I would have walked out of this movie thinking this particular blend of genres could never work. Only it does work, I know it does, because I saw Sweeney Todd. This movie is like the worst version of Sweeney Todd ever. It's Sweeney Todd without good music. It's Sweeney Todd without a sensible storyline. I need to stop. It's not even fair to mention the two movies together. It also doesn't work like Rocky Horror. The people behind this movie have no idea how fucking bad it is. No clue. And if they do, they never let they audience in on the joke. There are no nods. No winks. It's all done straight-faced. And not funny straight-face. The music sucks too. It's all set to the same heavy metal guitar riff. At least it sounds the same. I don't know. It's bad. At one point in the movie, an almost decent song manages to sneak in, but its so out of place that the entire audience laughed at it. During this song, Joan Jett walks out of the main character's closet playing guitar. Why? I have no idea. She just plays guitar in the closet and leaves, never to return. There's very little talking in this movie - it's almost entirely singing. And it is never good. The lyrics are embarrassing. I actually felt bad that people had to sing them. You might think that a priority when casting for a musical would be to find decent singers. Not so. With few exceptions, no one in this cast is a convincing singer. Paul Sorvino is among the worst. I'm not sure what he does is even singing. Bill Mosley is so bad you'll wonder what the hell he's doing there in the first place. Paris Hilton? Seriously? The reviewer said she was "quite good". Total bullshit. She sucks. You can't really tell though, because everyone is so uniformly shitty that she blends in perfectly. A few people manage to not be terrible. Anthony Head does okay, but his role is laughable. And the grave robber character is perhaps the best of the bunch, but I didn't recognize him (not his fault and not a flaw, I just don't know his name) and his character makes no sense. The lead, Alexa Vega isn't the worst singer in the world, but how she was cast as a lead in a musical, I'll never understand. The only positive thing I can say about the movie is that it did look good. Not great, just good. I'm grasping though, because it didn't look that good... I'd say at least twenty people walked out of this screening. That's a low estimate. And laughter filled the audience for much of the movie. I guess, in that way, it's a success. It was pretty funny at times. Not on purpose, of course, but still funny. I have not idea what movie the other reviewer saw - but it wasn't Repo! The Genetic Opera... Studio Plant
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  • March 11, 2008, 7:35 a.m. CST



    And this movie sounds insane. How this could actually be good I cannot imagine. At the same time, I want to see it.

  • March 11, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    This movie looks like total shit

    by Kloipy

    probably has one of the worst trailers I've ever seen. And any second Paris Hilton is on the screen makes me want to donate my eyes

  • March 11, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST


    by DonnieDorko

    That's what I thought. Thanks, now I can stay away from it and don't have to hurt someone.

  • March 11, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Haven't seen the movie, but...

    by DerLanghaarige

    ...the review sounds so much like "I thought it was supposed to be a serious drama and then was shocked that they are singing" that it isn't funny anymore,

  • March 11, 2008, 8:58 a.m. CST

    Wouldn't watch it if it were plying in my glasses

    by norrinrad

    I wouldn't watch it if it cured diabetes. I would however watch it if it resulted in a miraculously VD free blowjay from Paris.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:44 a.m. CST is the new

    by DerLanghaarige

  • March 11, 2008, 10:44 a.m. CST

    The website

    by The Addict

    That site is left over from the off-off-off-off-broadway show, but it looks like they updated it with a movie still here or there.

  • March 11, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST

    I don't doubt that this was a Studio Plant

    by BitterMan23

    First off, I counted the walkouts, and there was no way that 20 was a "low estimate". Second the music does NOT all sound the same - there are ballads, metal, opera, pop songs... and yes, rock. Your feeling on the songs themselves is a matter of opinion, but the FACT remains that this movie has one of the most diverse collection of music styles ever in a musical. It's kind of sad that this guy only felt compelled to write in to "argue" with the other review, a week after the screening. Nice try, LG.

  • March 11, 2008, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Why does Paris Hilton get movie roles?

    by StudioPlant69

    Cant act, zero talent, had sex on camera with Rick Soloman! I mean what the hell Hollywood? It's like dumping gas on a fire. Please stop. I got an idea for a movie...90 minutes my nutsack. Gimme 30 mil and we are good! Fade In. Nutsack Fade Out. Hollywood gold! gfy

  • March 11, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Haha, LG balked

    by BitterMan23

    Now Bloody Disgusting has their review back up again. So let's get this straight:<br><br> 1. Bloody runs a rave review 2. LG makes them take it down. 3. AICN runs a fake bad review 4. LG tells Bloody to put their rave back up.<br> <br> Anyone else find this a bit odd? Why would they not want positive reviews up unless they were countering negative ones that are painfully fake?

  • March 11, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    My Review

    by TheStudioPlant

    Painfully fake? How about that positive review that made this movie out to be the greatest musical ever put to film. And maybe that wasn't fake either. I don't know. But I don't see how anyone could praise this movie that much. I could almost understand someone forgiving it its many, many flaws and saying, "Hey, it didn't suck THAT much." But, that review... I felt compelled to write in because I couldn't believe someone could watch this movie and actually think it was good. I understand that people have different tastes, but really...this is not a good movie. Different tastes is something more along the lines of...I like green apples while you prefer red apples. This movie, however, is more like...I like green apples and you like poop apples. That's right, poop apples. I officially compare this movie to poop apples. Really, though, it was dumb. The whole movie was just dumb. Some scenes, especially those between the siblings were so poorly acted that it hurt me to watch.

  • March 11, 2008, 8:49 p.m. CST


    by kesselrunner

    I LOVE poop apples.

  • March 11, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by tortureporn lover

    I too have seen the movie. I really liked it. The fact is - there are a lot of positive reviews up. (Blood-disgusting, Shock Till You Drop - etc.) I personally liked it! In fact, would go so far as to say I loved it. I can understand why people would hate it as its so out there, and crazy. It's not for everyone thats for damn sure.

  • March 11, 2008, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Poop Apples!

    by fishpillow

    I believe we have a new buzz word here! POOP APPLES GOTTA EAT!

  • March 12, 2008, 12:57 a.m. CST


    by TheStudioPlant

    If poop apples are your thing, then by all means, enjoy the movie...I understand the movie is out there. It's bizarre. It's weird. It's strange. I just feel it never clicks. The weirdness never amounts to anything beyond just being strange...The biggest problem for me, more than the weirdness, more than the weak singing (a major problem), were the really silly character relationships. They were laughable. Literally, I laughed. The characters themselves are laughable, and not because they are funny. It's because they are aggressively bad.

  • March 12, 2008, 1:16 a.m. CST

    character relationships/ "Music Variety"

    by Edwoodfan

    I agree with you there. They were pretty ridiculous and extremely laughable with everything and how everyone is connected. It seemed as though it was written by a mental patient with how absurd they were going not to mention the tacky dialogue/songs. They are all aggressively bad with singing most notably Paul Sorvino and Paris Hilton, but blend in perfectly with all the bad singing. They are probably the worst out of the bunch hands down. Someone mentioned earlier, everyone has tastes. I agree but if you like this movie its like eating a giant covered diarrhea apple rather than a nice green apple. You honestly have to be retarded to think this movie "is amazing" with the variety of music and intriguing storyline. Bitterman, they were ALL songs set to metal with the exception of the Joan Jett/Bedroom scene which was pop and COMPLETELY OUT OF PLACE. Sweeney Todd was amazing because it had excellent songs, clear lyrics, clarity, memorable parts, and actual variety. You mentioned earlier "FACT remains that this movie has one of the most diverse collection of music styles ever in a musical" so do my craps, but do I go around bragging about that? Besides do you even remember any of the songs or lyrics by memory and not have to look them up?

  • March 12, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Zytrate Anatomy - not metal

    by BitterMan23

    Just about all of the songs Brightman sang - not metal. The "Moseley freaking out over decaf" song - not metal. Perhaps you can explain what you mean by metal? Maybe your idea of what metal is differs than mine. <br><br>And no, I can't recall any of the song names, because danged if no one pointed out the names of the songs during the movie (Zytrate was the only song I had heard prior to seeing it). Sorry that your view of music is so narrow-minded that all songs sound like metal to you, but I guess that's where you and I differ. And I don't know why I am bothering to reply to you, because the fact that you (and TSP) disliked the movie primarily for being "weird" is enough proof I need to know that you're clearly not the intended audience for this film (that being people who enjoy movies that don't cater to cliches and story templates).

  • March 12, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST


    by tortureporn lover

    isn't StudioPlant and Edwoodfan the same person?

  • March 12, 2008, 10 a.m. CST


    by Edwoodfan

    Nope not the same person. Bitterman, I don't believe you realize but there are over 20 plus genres of metal music and the majority of the songs sang in Rep! The Shitty Opera are some form or Hard Rock if you would like to classify it. And for the record, I walked into thsi film hoping it would be good, but it didn't even meet my low expectations and I always go in with an open mind. The songs

  • March 12, 2008, 11:52 a.m. CST

    The Audience

    by TheStudioPlant

    <p>Again, I have no problem with weird movies. I'm not going to make a lists of movies with strange premises that I like, because it'd be pointless, but I have nothing against the plot of this movie. I have nothing against the horror/musical part. My problem is strictly with the execution. Everything, with the exception of the visuals, is poorly done. The music, the songs, the singing and especially the acting...</p> <p>Let's say for a second that the Zydrate song isn't metal. It is still terrible. You're right though, that song is different in style than the rest - slightly. The lyrics to that song are incredibley stupid though. That's the song where the graverobber sings his own backup, right? Stupid.</p>

  • June 1, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Repo Review

    by WillM49

    So, Hilton’s “breakthrough role,” is playing herself? What complete and utter nonsense. As if she was ever considered an “actress” to begin with. I read those few positive reviews, and not one of these “critics” understood the overall meaning behind the interconnecting stories. They certainly weren’t the ones who walked out of the theatre in disgust before the original screening of this film had run its course. Could it be because this sensationalized film adaptation is literally a slap in the face to the original stage production? Absolutely. The initial screening revealed a tongue-‘n-cheek, slicer-dicer with awkward staging and editing. The energy in this film is addictive, and the performers in this complementary ensemble all have some excellent moments. Bill Moseley clearly dominates every scene he is in. However, I must say that watching Hilton play herself was a definite turn-off, and could hardly be considered an acting achievement. She portrays the very same persona she has thrust into our view for years through her obnoxious manipulation of the media. To be fair, she could always carry a tune; yet, despite the camouflage make-up, the childish whine in her voice is instantly recognizable as she stretches her limited range to the max. Viewers will also recognize her stiff and lanky movements. Despite her claims of being singer and music devotee, she has 0 natural rhythm. The real shame is that in the right hands and with a couple of casting changes, this confused and over-hyped film adaptation could have been a masterpiece. If they release the original screening, “as is,” viewers will be either repulsed, or cult-enthralled with a unique yet campy blood-fest they don’t quite understand.

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