In the year 2056 - the not so distant future - an epidemic of organ failures devastates the planet. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants, for a price. Those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. In a world where surgery addicts are hooked on painkilling drugs and murder is sanctioned by law, a sheltered young girl searches for the cure to her own rare disease as well as information about her family's mysterious history. After being sucked into the haunting world of GeneCo, she is unable to turn back, as all of her questions will be answered at the wildly anticipated spectacular event: The Genetic Opera. Written by
1st off don't listen to the naysayers because this film is obviously not for the dumb masses since they will never ever understand something like this. people who have an open mind , a love of rock musicals , dark surreal imagery and characters , a bit of a dark side and are sensitive to things with a 'little' more depth than what the average Joe enjoys will be blown by it , guarantied...
I saw the premiere at Fantasia Fest in Montreal , and all i have to say is : Cult Classic Masterpiece!! without exaggerating . the energy there was insane , palpable. Having been to 4 other Fantasia fest in past years i can safely say this was by far the most exciting of all. The director Darren Lynn Bousman was there which is awesome(common practice at Fantasia) , but in addition we had : Alexa Vega , Darren Smith, Terrance Zdunich, Bill Moseley and producer Daniel Heffner. They had a Q&A at the end with everyone of them on stage.(all having watched the movie with us of course)
Without giving a detailed review i can tell you this: the songs rock (pun intended) and the lyrics are beautiful and deep, Tony Head is a God as usual and has the best song in the film , Alex is at the top of her game as well and...Paris Hilton does NOT suck , quite the contrary in fact(trust me you'll see). Every other performer in the movie did an outstanding job : Ogre , Moseley , Brightman , Sorvino were all genial while Zdunich as Grave-Robber was simply extraordinarily decadent and played it to perfection , also he had some of the best numbers.
The visuals are breathtaking and the production values exquisite , costumes , everything...A lot of work and love has been put into this and it shows. The audience was completely nuts and applauded after every number...at the end credits the biggest applause and cheer was when Nivek Ogre's name came up(not surprising at all , i wonder how many Skinny Puppy freaks were there)(lots of Goths and black clad folk , including myself is all i can say) and then the second loudest was Tony Head of course as i remember it. Anyway , it was amazing and unique right up there with Rocky Horror , but quite different because this a true Rock Opera not just a musical.
Point is : go see it in theaters for the love of Hades , don't pass up the chance . i cannot stress this enough(you will regret it if you don't).
A Gothic NIGHTMARE of epic proportions!! but such a sweet one , Enjoy darlings!!
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