Thursday, August 5, 2010

Repo Men (2010)

"Don't do it for you. Do it for your family"

Based on the same themes as"Repo:The Genetic Opera"(2008), human organs as we know it are failing quickly, but thanks to a company called The Union, you don't have to worry because they have everything you need from robotic hearts, livers, to lungs. They don't come cheap and if your late on a payment The Union sends out the Repo Men who will cut you open and return the organs back to base. Those who can't pay escape into the city and hide in dark alleyways and abandoned buildings from the Repo Men . Two of The Union's finest are Remy (Jude Law) and Jake (Forest Whitaker), best friends since they were kids, joined the military together, and now teamed up as surgical assassins. Wanting out Remy decides on one last job then he's going behind a desk at corporate but after an accident he is given a Union heart to survive with payments to be made. Unable to make them working behind a desk he resorts back to Repo with no success. Losing the talent that used to come so easy and forcing him to go into default, making him a man on the run, hiding with the very same people he used to hunt and now being tracked down by his best friend.

This movie bombed at the box-office. I mean like 13 million and change bombed, and for the life of me I cant figure out why. This movie is incredible. From the futuristic landscapes, characters, and even the basic premise for which the story revolves around. I never got tired of watching this. Law and Whitaker along with Liev Schreiber as Frank the Union boss rule this movie and own the screen. It is a breath of fresh air for Sci-Fi fans. In the spirit of "Blade Runner" this film is a work of art and I hope it will receive some love on the dvd and rental shelves. It is a must see for all Sci-Fi fans. 4.5/5 -tom

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