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Repo! The Genetic Opera

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Repo: The Genetic Opera

Repo: The Genetic Opera

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
97 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/07/08
performer:
Sarah Brightman, Paul Sorvino, Paris Hilton
director:
Darren Bousman
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
62014, 79124
genre:
musical, Horror

We gave it a D+

Spy Kids‘ Vega plays a bedridden teen unaware that her creepily doting father (Anthony Stewart Head) spends evenings messily ”repossessing” organs at the behest of biotech mogul Sorvino in Repo! The Genetic Opera. And it’s an opera. Cue Paris Hilton, industrial-rock din, spinal extractions, Victorian furnishings (velvet curtains, bustiers, birdcages), soprano Sarah Brightman, and the nihilism and desaturated colors of post-Seven horror films. If steampunk bloodbaths aren’t for you, it’s a long wait for the fat lady to sing. D+

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