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.
In the future 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. Former soldier 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. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make the payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake, to track him down.Written by
Moments before the filming of the Chinatown scene a crew member was approached by a local Chinese person who pointed out to him that all the neon signs with Chinese characters were upside down. A frantic rigging crew proceeded to flip all the signs while the shooting crew shot in the direction of the newly flipped signs. See more »
When Remy stops typing he takes the binoculars off the table and looks out the window. When the camera shows the pages he has written on the table the binoculars are near the pages on the table. But when they switch back to Remy he has them in his hand again. See more »
Sci-fi noir at its best until it took the wrong turn
The Repo Men, not to be mistaken for the opera version as i was initially mistaken (why didn't that come to our shores?) is a sporadically radical view of the world where mechanical advancement has outrun medical outcome. A world where man are like cars. Got a bald tire? Change them! Your carburetor is clunky? Change them! (Notice i don't know much about cars?) Busted your knee caps? Replace them with steel joints! Got a weak heart? Replace them with ready valve system of the future! BUT it comes with a price. I know it will possibly suck all your savings up but you owe it to your family. You owe it to yourself. Sounds kinda familiar aye? But just like real world, if you can't pay for it, the 'Union' will repossess it back from you. Hence the title of the film Repo Men, unlike what my friend took a shot at the title as Repository Men. I should give him a smack one of these days. Anyway, i'm just gonna jump straight into what struck me the most is how awfully awesome the gritty look of the future was displayed. The vast torn-down look that integrated with the new and old worked beautifully and matched the tone of the subject. But what struck me odd was the tone of the film. The first half of the film was almost a dark humor buddy film and then took a turn with the thriller and action. Complete with gungho Old-boy corridor fight sequence that followed by the most erotic gore/sensual scene ever. Its total love making... with pain and blood! With people like Jude Law, Forest Whitaker and Liev Schreiber, what's there to complain? Everyone had their moments. All well played to their own bad-assness but the only gripe i have with them is how boring their hand combat was. If only they had the same speed/technique of Jason Borne, it would have been perfect. Oh also not forgetting the smoldering, Alice Braga, the love interest who we should keep a look out for in the future. Aside from all the positivity, his film didn't really garner much attention of the audience. The reason? They totally pulled the oldest trick in the book. It really pisses me off! But upon thinking it further, there were pointers that made clear judgment of such..oh forget it. It still pisses me off. I guess if would watch this film and forget about the last 5 mins of the film, it would have been a good sci-fi genre for keeps. This is a guys movie for sure. A sporadic of bullets, blood and gore, enough to wet the appetite the adrenaline junkie craving the male hormones. For the ladies, fret not. Served on the platter, a buff Jude Law.
12 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this