Saturday, April 2, 2011

Quick review Repo men

I saw this movie last night on DVD and was pleasantly surprised at the content.

Jude Law and Forest Whitaker are great in this sci fi story that wanders along pretty predictably until the end. The premise is that they work for a company called the Union which sells artificial organs and has the ability to repossess them if you fall behind in your payments ie cut them out of your still living body. Its shot really well without seeming to have to resort to crazy CGI effects and seemed to be "believable" and in context all the way through although if you stop to think about what they are doing your head is going to spin.

There are plenty of little bits through the movie that give it a really well crafted feel like the bit where he comes speeding off the freeway and all you see is the overhead shot of cars crashing, the fat man in the street scene and the fight scene at the end which had a lot of similarities to the stuff that's in the Milla Jovovich's Resident Evil movies. I feel they handled the explanation to this really well at the end of the movie.

I'm going to use the Angry Lurker scale and give this a 4. It was that good.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard lots of good stuff about this film, I'll keep my eye out for it, thanks!!