Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Trailer Tuesday

This is a day late, for which I will gladly blame the 2-hour premiere of Lost. You would think I might make it up to you by both a) showing you a good movie trailer, and b) writing a fresh and witty premable to it. You get neither. What you get is a crappy trailer with a crappier introduction from guest blogger Scott Schlossberg. Take it down and away, Scott...
Repo Men imagines a not-too-distant future where artificial replacements are available for your failing organs, at grossly inflated prices. But if you miss a payment, the company sends Jude Law and Forest Whitaker to take back the organ. And none too gently. When Law’s character has to have an artificial heart installed and becomes a target for the repo men, wacky hijinks ensue.

It’s a clever premise. Insurance companies already cut off cancer patients in the middle of chemotherapy. It’s not a huge stretch to imagine companies killing people outright for not keeping up with the payments. But clever premises don’t always make good movies (just see District 9…Best picture? Really? Bleh.).
Ed Note: Scott, you blew it. If anyone else wants to audition for the role of guest blogger, do let me know...but please, please...bring more to the table than Scott.


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