'Repo Men': And I Was Looking Forward To This!

WELL I GUESS WHAT DID I EXPECT?Repo Men, which to everyone’s great disappointment (or perhaps relief) has nothing to do with Alex Cox’s 1984 drug-punk classic, Repo Man, is a shallow, stupid critique of organ markets in specific and for-profit health care in general that doesn’t even have the decency to be amusing…. It’s probably too much to expect sci-fi screenwriters to understand economics, but even a little bit of basic common sense and logic would’ve sufficed. Even if regulators (nowhere to be found in the film) or social pressure (also absent) hadn’t put a stop to the practice of repossession-via-murder, competition probably would have, as organ companies would’ve quickly sought to attract customers by dropping the harshest contractual terms.”