In Repo Men, Jude Law repossesses your artificial organs if you fail to keep up with your payments. Creeps you out, right? Just like any movie that suggests that your body, your mind, might not completely be yours to command.
In the following video feature, our Mighty Movie Geek takes a look at our five favorite "we own you" movies.
What'd you think? Did we miss your favorite? Drop us a comment below. Posted 03.21.10 by reelz
Despite lousy reviews, Universal Pictures has released a red-band clip exclusively to IGN, likely because the site was one of the few to favorably review the movie. The clip, which is a longer and more graphic version of an earlier clip, is clearly trying to appeal to movie fans who enjoy the escapism of movies filled with action and a little gore. Watch the clip below, as long as you're not at work. Posted 03.19.10 by Ryan
The concept for this futuristic action/thriller starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker is good. The execution is apparently really bad.
"I don't know if the makers of this film intended it as a comedy."
— Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...there's a key organ missing from the movie itself: a brain."
— Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
"...turns into a grisly one-note chase thriller..."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...this ultra-gory speculative noir is, at its infrequent best, certifiably nuts; the rest of the time, it's one numbingly brutal slog."
— Justin Chang, Variety
"Let the 2010 Razzies race begin!"
— Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter Posted 03.18.10 by reelz
With Repo Men's March 19 opening drawing near, Universal has released more clips of the upcoming futuristic action movie. The movie follows two repo men (Jude Law and Forest Whitaker) who work for The Union, a mechanical organ business that helps extend human lives. However, should a recipient default on payments, Whitaker and Law step in and take the organ back, as we saw in a clip released earlier this week. In the clip below, Whitaker explains to Law what keeps their futuristic society together.
When Law can't make his own payments, he becomes a target and, as shown in the clip below, severs ties with his former partner.
Universal has also released a red band trailer, which reveals a little more of the gory side of Repo Men. Watch it below (if you're old enough and can stomach a little blood). Posted 03.10.10 by Ryan
In the futuristic society of Repo Men, human beings have extended their lives by purchasing mechanical organs from a corporation called The Union. There's just one caveat. If payments are missed, those same organs may be repossessed by the likes of Jude Law and Forest Whitaker. The latest clip shows the two partners on a typical day at the job, where clearly the competition between them is fierce. Posted 03.07.10 by Ryan
A movie about a nefarious corporation that forcibly repossesses vital body parts when you are are a little late with your payments really ought to be approached with a little dark humor. And the ad campaign for Repo Men is cranking up to offer this in spades with an edgy new series of posters.
Presented as ads for the evil corporation in question (and with no direct reference to the movie itself), the posters flesh out the temptations a world suffused with easily replaceable organs might have to offer. "Bad Heart? Bad Liver? Bad Credit? No Problem!!!" offers one of the ads. Another takes an even more morbid turn, encouraging people to "drink irresponsibly" and get another liver. And if bad habits weren't temptation enough, they finish off with a suggestion that a new set of eyes could pick up your social life.
Of course, there's a lot they don't tell you. First off, there's that whole repossession thing, which is brought home in the movie with a Logan's Run twist. When a top organ repo man (Jude Law) defaults on his heart payments, he finds his formidable former partner (Forest Whitaker) on his trail. Posted 02.26.10 by reelz
In the futuristic action-thriller Repo Men, humans have extended and improved their lives through highly sophisticated and expensive mechanical organs created by a company called The Union. The dark side of these medical breakthroughs is that if you don't pay your bill, The Union sends its highly skilled repo men to take back its property ... with no concern for your comfort or survival.
Jude Law plays Remy, one of the best organ repo men in the business. But when he suffers a cardiac failure on the job, he awakens to find himself fitted with the company's top-of-the-line heart-replacement ... as well as a hefty debt. But a side effect of the procedure is that his heart's no longer in the job. When he can't make his payments, The Union sends its toughest enforcer, Remy's former partner Jake ( Forest Whitaker), to track him down.
Now that the hunter has become the hunted, Remy joins Beth (Alice Braga), another debtor who teaches him how to vanish from the system. And as he and Jake embark on a chase across a landscape populated by maniacal friends and foes, one man will become a reluctant champion for thousands on the run. Posted 12.29.09 by reelz