Originally Posted by devincf
It's a movie that, with a better soundtrack, could have been really great.
This really sums it up. There were only a few decent songs in the whole thing (Legal Assassin, which is actually pretty great, and Zydrate Anatomy spring to mind), and the sing-talk between full blown songs was pretty awful. The overwrought seriousness could have been easier to swallow if we were too busy singing along with memorable tunes.. but alas
I was pretty impressed with Anthony Stewart Head though, thought he pulled off the (spoiler? please) dual personality thing pretty well and enjoyed his singing while in Repo man mode. And something about him in Repo mode reminded me of John Lithgow, which kept me entertained as well. Also - Alexa Vega has grown into some nice eye candy, if her singing wasn't always up to par (that Seventeen song was unbearable
, not all her fault). Most the other players are virtual non-entities save for Sarah Brightman
I went into this really open to the whole NiN Goth Opera angle, but when you're watching an hour and a half of songs that nearly all leave your mind the second they end, well.. it's hard to recommend. Like everyone has said, it's not good enough to love on its own merits, but "so bad it's good" either.
Mediocrity! The Genetic Flop-rah.