Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008) (part 3 of 7)

After an overly done title shot, we’re zooming over the water towards GeneCo’s tower and its floating billboards, while loudspeakers urge us to “keep repossessions legal”—not that repeal of the repo law ever becomes a plot point in any way, shape or form whatsoever, so thanks for misleading and confusing us before we’re even done with the actual opening shot of the film, guys. That must be a record. The billboards, meanwhile, are advertising “Mag’s farewell performance” at the Genetic Opera. Mag will become important later, if by “important” you mean “visually prominent but completely superfluous.”

But we don’t have time to worry about that because we’re already past the billboards and zooming toward a cemetery, where a faux Nichelle Nichols in funeral drag is wailing on and on about “things you see in a graveyard”. That’s a tough category for me—I usually do a lot better with “Potent Potables.”

Anyway get used to that phrase, folks, because you’ll be hearing it a lot.

Caption contributed by Mark

”Sure, I’ve always wanted to play to a captive audience, but a cemetery full of stiffs wasn’t what I meant.”

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Multi-Part Article: Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)

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