Movie Review- Repo Men
Set in the near future when artificial organs can be bought on credit, it revolves around a man who struggles to make the payments on a heart he has purchased. He must therefore go on the run before said ticker is repossessed.
What Worked: I…you can’t just…I hate when. Sorry. You’ll understand why I’m so mad a little later. Let me just get to the parts that worked. Pretty much everything up until the last 5 minutes. Now, a lot of people are comparing the plot to a movie that came out last year called Repo: The Genetic Opera. A film I haven’t seen. So the idea of repossessing organs was new to me. If you’ve seen Minority Report or any man becomes what he’s against movies you’ve seen Repo Men. While its set in the future, the look of everything is what you’d expect. Blimps everywhere, monorails between buildings, and all the bilboards are video. It does nothing to vary from what its intended to be. The action is good (in this movie you can actually see who’s fighting who) and the score is way better than its expected to be. Jude Law is great, so glad they let him keep his accent, and Forest Whitaker is doing his best Denzel Washington impression.
What Didn’t Work: Now to the ending. Jesus Christ. It’s like the movie bought a gun, loaded it, then shot itself in the foot. This will always be one of the most unnecessary endings I have ever seen ever seen. Maybe even worse than I Am Legend‘s unnecessary ending. It was like filmmakers said, “Ok we have a normal ending and an alternate ending…you know what, lets go with the stupid alternate ending”. I wish I could go off on it but I can’t spoil it. Even though you’ll probably figure it out anyway. It went from Minority Report to…well I can’t say that either with out spoiling it. But I say see it. Just don’t expect a great ending.