Not to be confused with 1984’s rambunctiously absurd, offbeat comedy “Repo Man,” “Repo Men” still shares one of the earlier film’s qualities. That would be the absurd part, and sadly, it is not intentional. This loud but listless, alleged thriller foresees a not-too-distant future when defaulting on the payment for your artificial organ implant will earn you a late night visit from a taser-wielding agent.
He will then matter-of-factly proceed to reclaim the leased part in the most unsavory fashion. Perhaps the only thing more unsettling than the extensive and elaborate scenes of gore-eography, is an ill-conceived interlude attempting to inject some sexual frisson to the proceedings.
Jude Law (Remy), of all people, is partnered up with Forest Whitaker (Jake) as representatives of The Union, the obligatory evil corporate entity that pedals the exorbitantly priced organs. For reasons not quite explained, the firm seems equally enthused about retrieving them as it is about the sales.