Movie Review: Repo Men

Repo Men, at it's core, is about selling your soul to the devil. A company called The Union manufactures and sells bionic organs and body parts to people who are in dire need for them. In most instances, these people cannot afford to pay the astronomical prices for these artificial organs and are faced with ludicrous interest rate plans. If they fall behind their monthly payment, repossession agents are sent after them and their artificial organs are essentially harvested from their bodies and taken back by The Union. Jude Law and Forest Whitaker play best buddies who work as repo men for The Union.

This movie is all over the place. It starts off light-hearted, then goes through a whole depressing, emotional phase and ends in very gory fashion. The premise is interesting enough (they always are) but the constant change in direction of the movie completely put me off.

I don't really see what the casting director saw in casting Forest Whitaker together in a movie like this one. I must say Jude Law brought his A-game in this one. His character is chock-full of charisma and underlying sarcasm. Forest Whitaker looked completely out of place and ultimately became an annoyance.

The gore in this movie is excessive and unnecessary to say the least. And there is an exponential increase in the bloodshed in this movie. By the end of the it, the floor had enough blood to fill a blood bank. The gore in this film is completely unexpected. Any of the pre-release marketing buzz, although there wasn't much of it, had very little indication of how inappropriate this film would be for the faint-hearted. Even the first half of the movie served no notice of the gore that was to be expected.

Having said all this, in some weird, creepy, crazy way, I was quite entertained by this movie. Although the humor could have been better and the movie could have been shorter, I felt a thrill watching all the mindless violence and the crappy B-grade plot organization with A-list actors.

The movie is executed poorly but interesting nonetheless. It's a weird one because despite my less-than-flattering review of the movie, it's worth a watch. Jude Law does a great job and if you're a fan of the dude, it's as good an excuse as any to go see the movie.

I give Repo Men 5 out of 10 Popcorns.

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