when you have a silly story, you need to be perfect to make such thing great. This is the case... old punk fashion mixed with sci-fi and satire to the 80's America lifestyle. well done... well done indeed. This is cult
Fucking weird 80's sci-fi punk rock movie. Not bad! Harry Dean Stanton was a huge plus and the film as a whole was just so weird that it was hard not to enjoy! Perhaps multiple viewings will help with my appreciation of this film but for now I have to say I quite enjoyed it. The ending was amazing in a odd, charming, magical sort of way.
It's like watching an 80's synth wave music video. Beautiful cinematography! There are subtle and gorgeous tinted lighting whether it's day or night scenes. The characters are an epitome of "cool" as well as the music and the collection of classic muscle cars in this film.
Repo man is an American cult classic. Emilio Estevez's apathetic character both celebrates and satirizes that 1980s down-and-out disposition. You're also treated to a pretty rad soundtrack and the beautiful sun-soaked photography by Robert Muller.
Much less than the fact that the movie includes punk listlessness, trashed streets Americana, Emilio Estevez playing it tough while repossessing cars from poor and rich alike, and extraterrestrials, is the fact that it balanced all those pieces together well enough. If you pay attention to how the story plays out, it's actually pretty tightly structured for such a loose-fitted mohawk and leather production. --DiB
I heard a description of Repo Man which was something to the effect of a punk rock sci-fi film that took place at Ronald Reagan's house. I can't say I disagree with this. Repo Man at times feels like a bunch of entertaining and off-the-wall parts more than a great story but there's a great soundtrack and enough great lines to help you get past it. Great, great stuff.