The last time I saw this movie was on Super TV with my dad. I must have been twelve-years-old or so. I remembered that it was really weird but I liked it. Still, I was mostly in a Last Starfighter mode at that age so I doubt I fully appreciated it. Stone Groove undoubtedly thought it was "okay."
People have been raving about this film for years but I hadn't seen it for a second time until this past weekend when Jim brought it over. We ordered some pizza, drank some beer, and enjoyed us some Emilio Estevez. I was surprised that I remembered so many of the visuals from the last time I had seen it.
Twenty plus years later, I still am not quite sure what to make of this movie. I was tired while watching it so that didn't help. It is so damn strange. What the hell was going on in the minds of the filmmakers? Repo men, punk rockers, and aliens - an obvious mix. The movie is so deadpan brilliant. Youthlarge pointed out that the music is very Assault on Precinct 13. L.A. is an amazing wasteland in this film and a perfect setting.
I feel like I need to see this yet once again when I'm not so tired to fully appreciate it and revel in the stellar dialogue. It also makes me want to see Suburbia again because both that and Repo Man seem very much cut from the same cloth to me.
Super Hero Sammy
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