Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) (part 1 of 7)
The Cast of Characters:
Shilo (Alexa Vega). Alternating between “lovable and helpless” and “snarling bitch”, you get the feeling that she represents the intended demographic. From the way she carries herself, she seems to waffle between “What the hell am I doing here?” and “Gee, I hope Spy Kids 4 gets back on track.” One of approximately thirty-seven characters who could be removed from the film without changing the story much.
Nathan/Repo Man (Anthony Stewart Head). Shilo’s father. Carries a Dark Secret™, which is fairly obvious to anyone who bothered to read the DVD case. He’s supposed to be conflicted about his two lives, but he clearly loves one and finds the other to be a minor annoyance at best. A completely original character who bears absolutely no resemblance to Sweeney Todd whatsoever.
Rottisimo “Rotti” Largo (Paul Sorvino). It’s been a long time since he played Henry Kissinger. So very, very long.
Amber Sweet (Paris Hilton). You know you’re watching a bad movie when one of the better-acted characters is played by Paris freaking Hilton.
Luigi (Bill Moseley). You know how Danny Trejo often plays Danny Trejo? Well, in this movie, Danny Trejo is played by Bill Moseley.
Pavi (Nivek Ogre). Every now and then, a character is added just because they’d look cool on a t-shirt. So, yeah.
Joan Jett (Joan Jett). The rock star cameo to end all rock star cameos, by which I mean after you see this you’ll never want to see another rock star ineptly shoehorned into a terrible movie ever again. Pray for her. She’s gonna need it.