Monday Movie Review #10 - Repo Men

Monday, March 29, 2010

I swear there are new good new movies in the theatres lately! I think that's because everything good is releasing this week...Clash of the Titans and The Last Song anyone? I can't wait for those! Unfortunately, I have to...soooo I settled for a film I never thought I'd see this weekend...Repo Men.

In the futuristic action-thriller "Repo Men," humans have extended and improved our lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property -- with no concern for your comfort or survival. Remy is one of the best organ repo men in the business. But, when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement -- as well as a hefty debt. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down.
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Ok, let me preface this by saying this isn't my normal cup of tea. Yes, I enjoy a good action flick, but I'm usually not so into the whole blood/guts/violence thing, unless I'm torturing myself with a psychological thriller. Repo Men was pretty much all of the aforementioned genres I avoid. The idea behind this film is really intriguing though, and it has good actors...Forest Whitaker and that douche bag slimeball morally lacking Jude Law. That said, any sort of amazing plot and premise was lost in a haze of meaningless violence and gore.

I wanted to enjoy this movie (probably only because I spent good money on it), but still, I tried. I really did. The good parts of Repo Men pretty much stopped at the premise though, and the ending really left me thinking "wtf in the world just happened and whhhyyyyyy did I spend my money?" There are a ton of plot holes, the story begins to drag, and there's just no payoff.

At best, I give Repo Men a 2 out of 5, and that's generous. There may be a few good visuals thrown in, but that's about it. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone, honestly, but if you're so inclined to see it, I'd recommend it only to very mature audiences. Below is the trailer.


  1. i never watch fact, i never know about the movie.. *blush* but since it is 2 out of 5,i think, it's ok if i never watch this..*LOL*

    but it's jude law! =(

  2. Oh wow. Sounds like a video rental.

    PS I use to love Jude Law before he cheated on his wife with the nanny. Silly of me - I know.

  3. We've been waffling on this one and now we'll probably wait for the video. Thanks for saving us the $50!

    And I'm with Juju, I still like Jude Law in movies (he was great in Sherlock Holmes) but I don't like him as much since the whole cheating scandal. Guess I'll join the 'silly' ranks.

  4. I love
    I went and saw shutter island this was fantastic!!!

    And I loved Jude Law in Cold Mountain...but Im with everyone he's a sleeze, you dont bag the babysitter and get off scott-free.

  5. This isn't the type of movie I like to watch either. It sucks that you had to spend your money on it though.

  6. hmm sounds like an interesting movie, although it's also not my usual cup of tea. Good review :)

  7. Aw too bad you didn't like it. I was actually wanting to see it. However, I do want to see Clash of the Titans even more. :)

  8. That's a bit disappointing...action movies can never seem to get the plot right, can they? I hate gaps in the story...thanks for the movie review! I'm really excited to see TLS & CotT too!

  9. Fab new profile pic! You look like a super model :)

  10. Hey Melissa,
    I'm running a 'movie week' at my blog, from apr 5-9, and I was wondering if you would like to participate? I notice you already do movie reviews once a week! if you'd like, you can find more information about it here :)



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