Yikes! It's the weekend already? No one bothered to tell me. (At least that's the story I'm going with when my editor reminds me that I almost missed my deadline on this post!) So without further delay, let's talk about this week's SciFi Squad Movie Club pick, director Miguel Sapochnik's Repo Men.
I remember really anticipating the theatrical release of Repo Men back in March. Judging by the quirky and clever teaser posters and a brief description of the plot, I pegged the flick as a strange, dark and twisted sci-fi actioneer that would stand apart from all the mass-market fluff at the googolplex. Then the first trailer hit.
It wasn't a bad trailer. It made the film look like a fast and fun romp set in a slick future world where society's general morality had, as per usual, been flushed down the toilet. Jude Law and Forest Whitaker looked cool, and I liked the prospect of seeing them face off against each other.
But I never actually got around to watching the movie. I guess the slick trailer, with Jude Law's badass organ collector growing a conscience after literally losing his heart, just didn't' do it for me. The movie looked too conventional and formulaic. It didn't look at all like the quirky sci-fi spectacle I was expecting.
Most of the early reviews seemed to confirm my assumption that Repo Men wasn't anything special. Almost everything I read about the the flick said that it was just a conventional action movie with a heightened gore factor and some dark humor forced into the plot.
Still, I'm looking forward to checking it out now that it's available on DVD and Blu-ray. Hopefully Repo Men will surprise me and offer enough good stuff for us to talk about next week.
So rent it, stream it or buy it, and head back here on Monday for the Movie Club discussion of Repo Men.