Yikes! It's the weekend already? No one bothered to tell me. (At least that's the story I'm going with when my editor reminds me that I almost missed my deadline on this post!) So without further delay, let's talk about this week's SciFi Squad Movie Club pick, director Miguel Sapochnik's Repo Men.
I remember really anticipating the theatrical release of Repo Men back in March. Judging by the quirky and clever teaser posters and a brief description of the plot, I pegged the flick as a strange, dark and twisted sci-fi actioneer that would stand apart from all the mass-market fluff at the googolplex. Then the first trailer hit.
It wasn't a bad trailer. It made the film look like a fast and fun romp set in a slick future world where society's general morality had, as per usual, been flushed down the toilet. Jude Law and Forest Whitaker looked cool, and I liked the prospect of seeing them face off against each other.