Repo Men

Repo Men

What he said:


Anyone else ever notice that in the future everyone is either moody, apathetic, or completely lacking any kind of morals? Anyways...

I wanted to refer to this movie as A Tale of Two Movies, because I literally felt like I was watching two different pieces of work. No, not because there was completely different from beginning to end, but rather because of the execution.

The first part of this movie felt very matter-of-fact. Everything about it. The acting was emotionless. Even the action seemed off. The fight-scenes seemed predictable and worst of all not very entertaining. There was no urgency, no drama. Nada

Then the tables turn for Jude Law's character and all that was not there before suddenly appears. The action was more entertaining, some of the emotion started to kick in. I really started to enjoy some of the performance at that point. It started to remind me of a mix of Equilibrium and Daybreakers in a way (both of which I liked). It was as if they took a long break in between filming. Maybe they filmed the 2nd half of the movie first and then when they went back and filmed the first half they were simply worn out? I don't know, but that is how it came off to me.

Well anyways, half a movie isn't good quite enough for me.

Rating: Thumbs half up.

This movie review was completed on August 12, 2010, 2010

What she said:


This movie was a little weird. Okay, well it was more than a little weird. Is it possible to get awkward vibes from a movie but not be able to put your finger on why? Jude Law and Forrest Whitaker put in decent performances, but I'm not sure if the story interested me enough to keep me engaged. It's pretty simple. These guys work for a company that produces, and swindles dying people into buying, lifesaving artificial body parts. They charge an arm and a leg (no pun intended), and many end up defaulting on payments. So Jude and Forrest go to retrieve the body parts, they literally repo them. Things go crazy when an accident forces Jude Law to get a heart transplant of his own. Now he's become the hunted. From there this movie is pretty much straight up action.

There's some girl in this movie who crops up part-way through and becomes the love of Jude Law's life. I found her to be completely unnecessary. I was more interested in the relationship between Law and Whitaker's characters, the hunter and the hunted. But that was brushed over at times. There was plenty of fights and tranq gun shots, but I felt like the character development wasn't there. The movie does offer a fun twist at the end, but is it enough to save this one? I just don't know.

Diagnosis: Thumbs halfway up, but getting tired and starting to droop downward.