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Repo Men red band trailer looks superb

JudeLaw.jpgStylish, violent, bloody, and buddies turned against each other, what more could you want? Oh yes, why not a man who was once in the system, becoming part of the system and trying to bring it down? Repo Men has everything including top notch actors, and the trailer is superb.

Miguel Sapochnik directs the screenplay from television writer Garrett Lerner and Matchstick Men writer Eric Garcia, which stars Jude Law, Forest Whitaker, Liev Schreiber, Alice Braga, Carice van Houten and RZA. Cool line-up don't you think?

Then there's the trailer and how it looks, and in this dark, not too distant looking future, the style seems to be subtle but palatable throughout. However what is clear is that despite that, and the amount of gore and blood, the desire to break the system and the relationship of the two ex-Repo partners, is at the fore, and that's a huge bonus.

The story sees a world where people buy new organs from major corporations. They are very expensive and so have to be paid off over a long period of time, and people default, can't pay and simply won't pay, so the company's Repo Men arrive on the scene to repossess them, replacing your old organs. Nice.

An accident happens one day to a Repo Man and he ends up with a new heart and a plan to pay it off, but when he finds he can no longer repossess people's organs because of the fear of what's happened, and could happen to him, he defaults and the company send their Repo Men after him. Bad news is that he's good, he's the best, alongside his partner of course.

So it's bring down the company and the system, or stay on the run forever.

Repo Men was formerly known as Repossession Mambo until July of this year, and we first heard about it back in June 2007.

What I like is that the trailer isn't making out all that blood and gore to be the central theme, it's part of the job, and it's also good that they haven't just gone and covered it all up either.

Have a look and see what you think, but I'm pretty excited about the film now.



i think i'd like it had i not seen the same move a while back ... Repo! the genetic opera.

I hope they paid the copyrights to Repo! The Genetic Opera's creator... The trailer isn't selling it for me.

Well there are a lot of people talking about the similarities, and I brought it up when I first heard about the project, but I really wonder.

When I saw the trailers though, there are huge differences in direction. Aren't the similarities just about the repossession bit?

You are right, it does seem like the only similarity is the repossession bit but it's also the only part of the trailer that stands out, the remainder seems like your standard ex-bad guy redeeming himself after having his eyes opened story.

It still looks to me like they wanted a quick cash-in on someone else's idea while adding a known top of the bill name to the main cast to try and multiply the ticket sales.

Absolutely, strip away the repossession plot and we're left with a tale we've seen before. However that's clear for 90% of all films we see, and it's what those who hate Avatar are going on about.

They may well have taken the Repo idea and adapted it into a dramatic film, but I think Law and Whitaker might be the ones who elevate it.

I'm really looking forward to this one, at first I thought it was a remake of Alex Cox's "Repo Man".


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