Thursday, January 29, 2009

They started this op'ra shit

Amazon's oversea shipping nothing short of amazed me here the other day. To get my hands on Repo! The genetic opera, I ordered it form Amazons American site, and about a week later, the DVD arrived. Now, the movie is rather unique, not only because of its large soundtrack or the fact that it's actually an opera, with all the markings of the genre, except the tendency to be in Italian, but I digress.

Repo! has a style of its own, the dystopian future doesn't just feel dystopian, it feels profoundly fucked up, and yet, somewhat inviting. Don't get me wrong, it's not Harry Potter-style starry-eyed daydreaming this movie inspires, no, it's more a sort of hypnotic pull. In all its wretchedness, the crapsack world we're presented with seems alluring, could just be the awesome soundtrack, with all its awe-inspiring vocal greatness, but there's definitely an atmosphere to speak of.

Repo is indeed a movie to check out if you can.

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