Repo! The Genetic Opera came out in 2008, when i was in 7th grade. I was about 13 at the time and my best friend was obsessed with it. So one day she invited me over and she was like “lets watch this movie!” She warned that there was a lot of blood and gore and organs and blood, did i mention gore? Anyway, Little 13 year old me hated blood and guts and scary movies. I got through half of it before I pleaded for her to turn it off before I puked.
I’m 18 going on 19 now and I decided to give it another chance given that It was on Netflix and “Hey! It’s a musical!” I love musicals. I’m studying that shit, but I digress.
I enjoyed it. I got over the blood and the guts. The music was pretty great, and It told the story surprisingly well. I could live without the actors singing because well that was very lack luster. But, besides the lip-syncing, I very much enjoyed the performance that the actors gave. I wasn’t terrified like the first time I attempted to watch it. I got to appreciate the subject material a lot more. Corporate greed and all that jazz!! Nathan reminded me of Hannibal Lecter.
Its fucking original, I can tell you that much! A musical, excuse me, Rock Opera, about the repossession of organs. And drug abuse and greed and if you can get past the gore it has some heart, if you get past the very crazy shit.
And the character development was pretty swell as well. I could feel growth in some characters that I hadn’t expected to from a gorey horror musical cult film.
I really like the GraveRobber…. Shhhh don’t tell anyone.
Part of me wants to imagine a stage production of the Rock Opera cause that would be fucking insane!! But I can’t imagine how many gallons of fake blood would be needed each show and it be way to annoying to clean up. But It still would be pretty cool to see live actors doing that shit. Ripping people’s hearts out of their chests, people’s faces getting ripped off. Dead bodies everywhere. It’s not really safe for Broadway… Heh heh…