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Movie: Repo Men (2010)

For a price, any organ in your body can be replaced. But it can also be repossessed.

Repo Men (2010) is a sci-fi action thriller with the following synopsis.

In the near-future, human beings are able to improve their life expectancy and quality through buying and implanting highly sophisticated and expensive artificial organs produced by "The Union".

The Union will send highly skilled repo (repossession) men to take back the artificial organs (known as artiforgs), of which they claim as their properties if the patients fail to make payment.

Remy (Jude Law) is one of the best repo men with The Union. He is fitted with an artificial heart after he almost died from a mishap during one of his repossession mission. When he fails to pay, The Union's manager, Frank (Liev Schreiber) sends Remy's former colleague, Jake (Forest Whitaker) to track him down and bring him in.


Repo Men reminds me of two movies in 2009 - Gamer (starring Gerard Butler) and Surrogates (starring Bruce Willis). Both movies are set in the near-future and related to technology and medical breakthroughs.

What sets this movie apart is the gruesome amount of violence, gore, and splattering blood from sharp weapon combat scenes that were done in super slow motion and freeze frame technique. You either watch people being cut open, stitched up, or stabbed to death with all sorts of sharp weapons or delicate surgical instruments.
Oh the horror! This is NOT a movie for those with weak stomachs. :S

Lately, I've watched quite a number of movies starring Liev Schreiber. In Repo Men, he's Frank, the manager of The Union, Remy and Jake's boss. In Salt (2010), he's Ted Winter, Evelyn Salt's colleague. He's also Victor Creed/Sabretooth, Wolverine's brother in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), and Zus Bielski in Defiance (2008).

Back to Repo Men, after watching scenes after scenes of violent action, pain, and death, just as you thought the ending is supposed to be good and it seems to be going in that direction, there comes an unexpected ending which I feel is rather disturbing and unfair. I won't divulge much here though. :)

According to Golden Screen Cinemas Online, Repo Men will be shown in August 2010. It's highly recommended for sci-fi action thriller fans. Watch out for it! :)

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