Paris Hilton worked the red carpet in Las Vegas last night for a screening of her shit-tastic new movie “Repo! The Genetic Opera.” Although Paris beamed at the premiere, the movie has been torn apart by critics, including the Los Angeles Times, who called the musical “bloody awful.”
The film is bad — not good-bad, tacky-bad or fun-bad, just plain awful and nearly unwatchable. “Repo” has feet of lead, with none of the frenetic grace or swooping lyricism that make a musical film, well, musical.
The score is mostly a tuneless, fake-industrial throb, without a catchy hum-ability. At times it seems as if “Repo” is some sort of parody of old-world Italian filmmaking, with all the singing post-recorded (and often drenched in reverb), so mouths and the sounds emitting from them are disconcertingly dislocated.
It seems the production has had to cut around the ubiquitous Paris Hilton, as she is never glimpsed in anything but brief, fleeting shots and her hoarse bark of a singing voice is used as little as possible.
Soooooo… does that mean it’s actually worse than “Pledge This?”