Tuesday, 27 October 2009

REPO MAN



Written and Directed by Alex Cox (1984)

I am going to go out on a limb and say that Repo Man is a "must see" film. Although the whole experience adds up to less than the sum of its parts, some of the parts are brilliant. Some would argue that the bizzare ending and general lack of direction is what makes Repo Man stand out and become the cult-classic that it is today. Not being restricted by an exact genre the film can be what it wants to be and what it wants to be is a multi-faceted look at the 80s with some good humour, awesome soundtrack (if you like Iggy Pop, he did the main theme) and a Malibu Chevvy that has something in the trunk that vaporizes humans when they look at it.

Rent it or buy it.

Side note: I bought my copy for £2.00 at Fopp, where they were also selling Paul Fart Mall Shit (Paul Blart: Mall Cop) for £12.00. Can anyone explain to me these paradoxes in the market?

Going to see lovely Wes Anderson's Fantastic Mr. Fox tomorrow. I think Alex has dibs on reviewing it. Watch this space.

2 comments:

  1. "They've got just one problem - Paul Blart. What follows is a hilarious game of cat and mouse between these gun-toting, skateboard and trick bike riding thugs and Paul, an overweight security guard on a Segway scooter."

    I honestly can't trust your sense as a reviewer now that you've dismissed this film. I got this from imdb and frankly it sounds incredible

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  2. fucking watch it then

    and then kill yourself

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