My take on the film is up on hplus magazine. A snippet:
Not once in the whole film do we meet people who have successfully paid for their new organ and are living happily after what should have been a fatal accident. Not once do we see the impact of the enhancements Beth has, like telescopic vision and super hearing, on the world at large. Repo Men is set in a transhumanist world. There is a guy with a lifelike robotic arm and a “neural net” simulation system — not to mention the proliferation of artificial xenotransplants. Yet over and over the film hammers home the message that transhumanist technologies are not just dangerous, but that they will never be a part of you.
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