Friday, March 19, 2010

Escape to the Movies: "Repo Men"



"Intermission" is an interview with Jeff Kinney, author of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid":
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/columns/moviebob/7309-Interview-With-the-Wimpy-Man

12 comments:

Harm-Jan van der said...

The whole organ thingey sounds a bit too much like "repo: the genetic opera", from what I can gather the setting is a lot alike only without the singing.

Leojaa92 said...

My biggest problem with Repo Men was actually the lack of singing that and goth girls.Goth girls and Paul Sorviono can make any movie a classic.

Jason A. said...

THANK YOU! finally someone else who shops the wal-mart movie bargin bin and seen Repo TGO. I liked that movie alot. was hopin Moviebob would have at least mentioned it seein as the story's concept are similar.

Kyle said...

I am also chiming in with my curiosity on the Repo! The Genetic Opera vs Repo Men thing.

I have a friend who does a part in the shadowcast of a local picture show of Repo! TGO that they perform monthly. (Yes, like they do with Rocky Horror)

Walter said...

I saw REPO:TGO and it was a story I had never heard before told to me in an interesting way. HUGE points for effort on that one, but that alone doesnt make it a good movie, just a curiosity.

Im hoping that by taking a similar story and polishing it a bit and adding some better actors will help the idea along to its full potential.

I'm probably going to give Repomen a pass till it hits DVD for just this reason.

Anonymous said...

Don't know if I want watch a movie that is basically a Monty Python sketch drawn out in movie length.

Leoja92 said...

While both Repo men & Repo :TGO share the same premise in the end I found The genetic opera to have a lot more going on under the hood in terms of story & Character(as well as having something to say). However I can also see Genetic opera is not a movie for everyone.

Han said...

minor note:
verhoeven is pronounced ver-who-ven in dutch. I don't get how everyone started saying that wrong, you'd think someone would have corrected them at an award ceremony or something.

Cenobite829 said...

Bob I was hoping like so many others to hear your thoughts on Repo:TGO. I started liking that movie as soon as I heard the sound track. (which I heard first) It was a great movie with great music but defenetly an aquired taste.

tyra menendez said...

So, I'm not the only one who is reminded of the Python sketch, when seeing the trailers?
Don't remember that one? Go rent Meaning of Life.

Obscuromancer said...

chiming in with the same: REPO! needs a mention or even a review of its own

S. James said...

Did anyone else think of Brazil when they came out of the theatre?