Sean Howe
November 05, 2008 AT 05:00 AM EST

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
Darren Smith, Terrance Zdunich
genre
musical, Horror

We gave it an 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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