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It’s Just Your Typical...SAY WHAT?!?!?!?!

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Forum Name: REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA
Forum Discription: "WINNER" of 1 RAZZIE® for WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Paris Hilton)
URL: http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2553
Printed Date: December 21 2014 at 9:29am


Topic: It’s Just Your Typical...SAY WHAT?!?!?!?!
Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Subject: It’s Just Your Typical...SAY WHAT?!?!?!?!
Date Posted: March 05 2008 at 6:19am

THE CONCEPT IS GROUND-BREAKING (IN an ARGUABLY IRRELEVANT, STUNT-LIKE KINDA WAY): THE FIRST EVER ROCK-OPERA-cum-SLASHER-MOVIE...

BUT  http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=262 - REPO: THE GENETIC OPERA  COULD ALSO PROVE to BE WIND-BREAKING: IN a SMALL FEATURED ROLE, IT "CO-STARS" CURRENT RAZZIE® REPEAT OFFENDER http://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&q=Paris+Hilton&btnG=Search+Razzies.com&domains=razzies.com&sitesearch=razzies.com - PARIS HILTON (HIDING UNDER a DARK WIG -- and KEEPING MOST of HER CLOTHES ON, JUST to THROW US OFF the SCENT)...

BUT WHETHER YOU THINK  http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=262&PN=1 - REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA IS a GIFT from the RAZZIE® GODS, JUST PLAIN GOD-AWFUL, OR MERELY a CLEVER NEW WAY to SEPERATE TEEN-AGERS from THEIR MONEY, ONE THING IS CERTAIN: PARIS, aka AMERICA's FAVORITE AIR-HEADED HEIRESS, WILL SURELY GET ATTENTION from OUR VOTERS for BOTH THIS and HER OTHER 2008 TITLE, http://www.razzies.com/forum/forum_topics.asp?FID=258 - THE HOTTIE & THE NOTTIE .

TO DISCUSS THIS MOVIE -- and/or PARIS' CHANCES of ACTUALLY "WINNING" SOME SPRAY-PAINTED GOLD for HER EFFORTS IN IT -- FIRE (AWAY) BELOW... 

SORRY, MIZZ HILTON -- WE (almost) DIDN'T RECOGNIZE YOU with MOST of YOUR CLOTHES ON...




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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: March 05 2008 at 12:16pm
This looks good. I've never seen a slasher musical in my life and the trailer looks fairly interesting. At least it's original.


Posted By: Berrynoia
Date Posted: March 05 2008 at 3:52pm

I wonder...does this film have that redeeming quality that House of Whacks has?  That is, a nice and brutal killing of Paris Hilton's character!



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Posted By: tomsmobr
Date Posted: March 08 2008 at 4:00am

Repo: The Genetic Opera is surely a weird one! I will give it that I've never seen a slasher muscial before...might be intresting. 

 



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Posted By: hastymanic
Date Posted: April 25 2008 at 4:20pm
I'll admit my intuition tells me this film is going to suck, but I can't help the curiosity I feel watching the trailer. Sarah Brightman's in this film too. She's got a great voice, maybe she'll make the most of it. Who knows!

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: July 07 2008 at 2:56am
"Slasher-Musical"...starring Paris Hilton??  My head hurts already!!

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Posted By: Nimrodthegreat
Date Posted: July 07 2008 at 7:36am

At least hollywood is trying something new instead of rehashing the same old crap...

I'm gonna say there's a 80% chance that this will suck and a 20% chance it will be the next "Rocky Horror Picture Show".

The odds wouldn't be so bad if it didn't have Paris Hilton.



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: July 09 2008 at 12:49pm

You never know, Paris Hilton might die the worst death of the movie. But as for trying something new, how about two things that go together? Musicals and slashers, that's just an extreme example. What's next, Saw or Hostel: the Broadway play?



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"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: July 10 2008 at 2:05am

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Or, even more inconguously, SAW or HOSTEL, the OFF-Broadway (and thus "artier") play...



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Ye Olde Head RAZZberry


Posted By: HeadRAZZBerry
Date Posted: July 20 2008 at 2:35am
Just saw an item in today's PARADE newspaper insert ( http://www.parade.com/articles/editions/2008/edition_07-20-2008/Personality_Parade - LINK ) that said this film is now "due out this fall." They also mentioned "it stars someone really scary: Paris Hilton!" 

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Posted By: alesianlarken
Date Posted: September 11 2008 at 8:35am
God must help me after seeing that music video,its so horrible to see,i was blinking my eyes while seeing that video.Paris Hilton done a great job in that.I appreciate her amazing ghost looks.
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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 03 2008 at 1:19am

Do we really need a film that stars a former convict?  We've had a problem with this "actress" since House of Whacks (Wax).  Not to mention, a musical about repossession isn't the worst musical idea I've ever heard.  How bad can it be, compared to Glitter, From Justin to Kelly, and HSM3?

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: Actually, it sounds from what I've been reading, like the "repo" part of this film's title refers to repossessing donated body parts and organs, rather than "repossession" in the spiritual/exorcism vein... 

 



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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: November 03 2008 at 2:02am

I'm scared. No, not because the movie is suppose to be scary, but because this movie might dethrone "Disaster Movie" as the #1 contender to sweep the Razzies. There's a difference between trying something different and being gimmicky, and this screams "gimmicky."  

Just when we had high hopes for Seltzerberg to get the long awaited Razzies they deserve, Paris Hilton ruins it for us. SIGH!



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"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)


Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 03 2008 at 5:30am

I will say this: based on reviews I've seen so far, this film will not be getting a 00% or Rotten rating at Rotten Tomatoes.  Out of the 4 reviews posted there, 2 are Fresh.  I don't think it will beat Disaster Movie after all.  

Another distinct difference: This film was screened for critics, and Disaster Movie wasn't. 



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Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: November 03 2008 at 11:53am

Well, the reviews I've read so far range from "I tried to like it, but it was just too weird for me to enjoy it" to "I loved it! The music NEVER stops (as in the beat in the film) and it was effing awesome!" to "Paris Hilton was actually good in this!"

It's sad Hollywood is throwing this film, Trick R' Treat, Splinter, and Midnight Meat Train away, and instead releasing The Haunting of Molly whatever and Saw V at Halloween....



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: November 03 2008 at 4:11pm

I should add that this film won the Fant-Asia Groundbreaker Award at the Fant-Asia Film Festival in Canada... 

 



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Posted By: Movie Man
Date Posted: November 04 2008 at 8:43am
This will only be playing on eight screens when released Friday, according to Box Office Mojo. If it does good, it may go wider. With Paris Hilton in the movie, though, chances are slim...

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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: November 08 2008 at 1:14am
On At the Movies, Ben Lyons said that this was so bad, even Paris
Hilton deserves better than this.


Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: November 08 2008 at 1:44am
They reviewed it? I'm going to watch it like in a minute.


Posted By: tomsmo35
Date Posted: November 09 2008 at 6:54am
I just saw REPO! THE GENETIC OPERA came in at $51,000 taking 40th place and beating out JCVD, which is Jean-Claude Van Damme's new movie (it came in 41st place). I thought by The Trailer for JCVD looked way better than Repo.

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Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: November 24 2008 at 4:28pm
Gee, I guess there's a slightly bigger number of movie goers who'd rather see Paris Hilton being "herself" in a movie than wanna see JCVD be "himself" in a movie.

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"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: December 13 2008 at 5:16am

I'll take the road less travelled and say that I rather enjoyed this movie...quite a lot, in fact.

 
It had some MAJOR issues, to be sure:


1) The songs themselves really weren't that good. Like... Really "state-the-obvious" lyrics.


2) It was really confusing, and yet at the same time, not nearly confusing enough. It jumped around a lot, and the plot was hard to follow. And yet, there's one scene where the main character, Shiloh, has a sort of Punk-Rock fantasy song, that is perhaps the best and worst scene at the same time. It changes the mood and flow, and seems a bit more abstract and thought provoking, but it's just SO out of place.


3) Uneven singing talent... You get the Paul Sorvino guy, who if he's actually the one singing, does a damn nice opera voice, and Sarah Brightman who I've never heard of, but is another pro-singer... and then you have the Shiloh character who just... doesn't ever really do it.

Alright, I've rambled enough, I'll quick sum up the good: VERY original, like Sweeny Todd and Tim Burton meet Hostel, amazing ambience, Bill Mosley and Ogre from Skinny Puppy as 2 of the Largo kids, and Paris (who's not at her worst) and then a whole lot of hot goth chicks.



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Posted By: MiguelAntilsu
Date Posted: December 13 2008 at 4:45pm
Paris likely has a lock on a Worst Actress nod for The Hottie and the Nottie.  But I think she's likely not gonna have that go two ways with this.  This film does seem bizarre, but also interesting.  It's not as energetic as Mamma Mia, but it's not as bland as Amateur School Musical, either.

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Posted By: movieman
Date Posted: December 14 2008 at 1:09am
Whoa, check out these shockingly high IMDB user ratings! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0963194/


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: December 14 2008 at 3:31am
Originally posted by movieman

Whoa, check out these shockingly high IMDB user ratings! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0963194/

I'm tellin ya, it's not that bad. But it has a very specific target audience, which is not the mainstream moviegoer. It's made to deliberately be a cult classic.


Posted By: Poland626
Date Posted: January 02 2009 at 11:21am
I saw repo twice and maybe a third time in January on the road tour. I love repo! The Genetic Opera and dEd Grimley IS right. It's for a specific audience. It's not mainstream or big budget but it brings out the fan base. Since the film never got ANY marketing, the film making slightly over $50,000 in 8 theaters is amazing. 


Posted By: AmberSweet
Date Posted: January 04 2009 at 10:51am

Repo is amazing. Its not just a movie, its an event.

You have to see it to understand it.



Posted By: Zydrate Addict
Date Posted: January 12 2009 at 2:35am
Ok, I'll be the first one to tell you that I dislike Paris Hilton, but when you see the movie you can't even tell it's her till the end.  And the highlight?  Her face falls off!! I mean that litteraly! So seriously, don't knock it until you've seen it.  Like AmberSweet said, it's not a movie, it's an event.  I know it's by the same guy who did Saw, but it's not the same at all!!


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: January 12 2009 at 5:15am
Dude, the face thing is supposed to be the big surprise. You don't give that part away.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 13 2009 at 1:04am

I'm pretty sure AmberSweet and Zydrate Addict are the same person. He/She/They can rant on about how great this movie is all they want, that still doesn't change the fact every professional critic hated it (one critic said the best part was the end credits, because he could finally leave) and it made next to nothing at the box office. Expect Paris Hilton to pull a Kate Winslet and be under both Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actress this year.

RESPONSE from Head RAZZberry: As an Forum administrator, I have access to IP Numbers for every posting, and AmberSweet and Zydrate Addict (which I believe are both references to characters/elements in REPO) have TOTALLY DIFFERENT IP info. So unless it's one person with a sophisticated multiple e-mail set-up, no they're likely not one and the same. They may, in fact. be two of the 157 paying customers who saw REPO when it played in theatres... 

And you'll find out if your instincts regarding Paris possibly getting a double whammy are sound when we announce our nominations next Wednesday, January 21...



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"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: January 13 2009 at 1:21am
Well, again, if you're a film critic, you're probably not the kind of person who's gonna be into this. It's really more of a cult film for goths, etc.


Posted By: AmberSweet
Date Posted: January 13 2009 at 7:37am

The haterade Repo is drowning in on this board is mostly due to the fact that Paris Hilton was in it. I think some of the critics even refer to her role as a major one, when in fact she's barely in the movie. Most of her songs were cut, and her screen time limitied, which I'm sure of you will be delighted to hear. The unfortunate thing is that even if she did the most amazing job, which I beleive she did, people still rag on about how its Paris Hilton. Sure she's been in her fair share of shenanigans, and starred in a series of flops, but she's grown up since the Simple Life, and Repo was a big risk of a role to take because its so different. I think she decided to take it in an attempt to break down any type-casting being associated to her, but unfortuantely, people still judge the content of this amazing movie by the fact that Paris was in it.

Give Repo (and in extent, Paris) a chance!



Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 13 2009 at 9:13am
I'll be honest, Paris Hilton or not, I don't care for slasher movies or musicals, so the thought of those two genres combined is like the biggest movie turnoff ever to me. If that's your thing, hey, go right away and watch it and praise it all you like.


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: January 13 2009 at 12:43pm
To be fair, gory though it was, I was led to believe that it'd be a LOT worse. And a man not liking musicals is something I like to call, SANITY.

But I still liked Repo. It was kinda nutty.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: January 14 2009 at 3:06am

Originally posted by dEd Grimley

And a man not liking musicals is something I like to call, SANITY.

Like most Americans, I can believe in ghosts, aliens, and anything H-Wood can throw at me in a sci-fi movie, yet I just can't believe it's normal for people to be going about their daily lives and then suddenly jump into a song and dance routine.



Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: January 14 2009 at 5:48am
I'm just glad I got out of middle school before High School Musical was cool. I gotta go with Eric Cartman on that one - if that's what's passing for cool amongst teenagers these days, that's pretty much it for me. Goin out to the garage and turning the car on.


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: January 20 2009 at 3:20am
Well, just bought my copy. And again, I've got to insist, this movie wasn't bad, it just wasn't for you. It was something intended to be different than anything else in mainstream Hollywood, and I don't think they ever really planned on making a lot of money on it. It was made for a very specific audience, and from the kind of people I normally talk to/hang out with, everyone liked it. Because it was made for them.
I mean, isn't this what art in general is supposed to be about? It's made for the right people to enjoy, its not some industrialized product churned out by a studio to make a $hit ton of money, it's not taking someone else's already conceived idea by remaking a book, or a comic, or ANOTHER MOVIE, it's new, it's fresh, it's original. Now, to be fair, I guess this was a play first, but it was a play written by one of the main characters in the movie - the drug dealer guy.
Now, are there faults in the movie? Hell yea. Lots. But that doesn't make it bad. I've always felt that the moment you find something that's flawless, you've found something completely worthless.
So I pose this to you; don't talk about how horrible this movie was, just step back a moment and say, "Yea, I didn't like it, that wasn't for me." This isn't a remake of an older movie, it's not a straight to video sequel, or something that really IS awful, it's just not up your alley. It's not up most people's alleys, I'm sure.


Posted By: moviewizguy
Date Posted: February 27 2009 at 10:41am
I really wished Paris Hilton didn't win for her role in this. I haven't seen it but I can tell it's a love it or hate it film. I know a lot of people that seem to love this movie and I hear that Hilton isn't that bad.


Posted By: Michaels
Date Posted: February 27 2009 at 3:48pm

I really wished Kim Kardashian "won" Worst Supporting Actress, too, since she's so focused on copying Paris' "career" in every detail (make name for yourself by appearing in homemade porn, have brain dead "reality" show about your shallow lifestyle, get paid to show up at parties, appear in the worst movies possible, win a Razzie, etc).

But in the end, when the votes were all counted, people just HATE Paris THAT much more...

 



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"Just once I want my life to be like an 80's movie ... but, no, no. John Hughes did not direct my life." ("Easy A", 2010)


Posted By: dEd Grimley
Date Posted: February 28 2009 at 3:37am
I can't remember if I voted for Kardashian or Electra... probably Kim. But since people keep giving me an opening and a reason to point it out - this was NOT a Paris Hilton pet project, she just happened to be in it. She wasn't GOOD in it, but she wasn't terrible, and from listening to the audio commentary, she even helped with some of the costuming from her own stash when the movie's very limited budget, (Read: they had ZERO for marketing) by donating pieces to the costume designer. I don't think this movie deserved the attention it got in the way that it got it, but it didn't appeal to any critics, it seems, so I can't blame it for being Razzie nominated. But as for Paris herself, I think she was only mentioned at all because of who she was - there are plenty of other actresses out there who would've fit the role just as easily and would've gone completely unnoticed - certainly not Razzed. I'm not ever going to see The Hottie and the Nottie... THAT looked pretty worthy of Razzery, and that had much more of Paris' touch involved.


Posted By: Vheid
Date Posted: May 23 2011 at 6:28am

Apparently it's freely available on YouTube... http://www.youtube.com/movie/repo-the-genetic-opera - link

Just out of curiousity... Is this the first Razzie-winning film available like this (online and for free)?



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