Showing posts with label Movie Review. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movie Review. Show all posts

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Movie Review: Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days

10:40:00 PM

"There are no bad people, only bad circumstances" this is perhaps one of the lines that I find interesting in the movie and it is true in my own opinion. People are created good and the only thing that made them bad is the circumstances that are laid to them. They may choose the right decision or the wrong ones, depending on the situation.

"Along With The Gods" is a Korean fantasy action movie that is directed by Kim Yong-hwa based on a webtoon created by Joo Ho-min. Accordingly, the movie "Along With The Gods" is shot as one but was presented in two parts that made the second one a sequel. Just like the movie Lord of the Rings which they filmed the entire trilogy at once and presented it separately. For the "Along With The Gods", The Two Worlds  was the first and the second was the recent The Last 49 Days.

It's really hard to review movies that are in parts because in my case I have not watched the first part which makes me clueless of what was everything is all about. But of course a good movie will always give you a good insight if it is presented beautifully and vividly.     

In this film "Along With Gods: The Last 49 Days" revealed an interesting truth about the characters' past. Before they became guardians, they were humans. This delivers an interesting twist in the story.

If they assist 49 souls get their reincarnations in a millennium, the three Afterlife Guardians Gang-lim (HA Jung-woo), Hewonmak (JU Ji-hoon), and Deok-choon (KIM Hyang-gi) were promised to get their own reincarnations by the king of Afterlife, Yeomra (LEE Jung-jae). The 3 Guardians choose Su-hong (KIM Dong-wook) as their candidate, but doubts were cast on their candidate, since he wreaked havoc in the Living World by turning into a vengeful spirit.

In exchange for Su-hong’s fair trial, Yeomra tasks the 3 guardians to ascend an old man from the Living World who has surpassed his allotted lifespan. While on the mission, they encountered a rogue god known as Household God (Don LEE) who was protecting the old man and his grandson from the Afterlife Guardians.

Eventually, Hewonmak and Deok-choon discover that the Household God was the Afterlife Guardian who ascended the two of them a millennium ago. To get back their memories of their previous lives, they begin helping the Household God. Can they handle what they will discover from their previous lives? And how will it affect Su-hong’s trial?

According to Director KIM Yong-hwa, in The Two Worlds, they focused into building a believable world in order to focus more on character building and the relationships between them in THE LAST 49 DAYS. Another thing to look forward to in the movie is its CG effects and amazing production designs that make the worlds in the movie look more real.

It is indeed look real and with the effects and CGIs I find it realistic.

Of course it is really hard to watch and read the translations but it was, still manageable to see right thru the movie.

I really enjoyed the movie!

Watch the Korean fantasy film that is set to make another blockbuster history! ALONG WITH THE GODS: THE LAST 49 DAYS will open in theaters nationwide on September 5. From VIVA International Pictures & MVP Entertainment.

Movie : Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days
Distributed by : VIVA International Pictures & MVP Entertainment.
Genre : Fantasy Action Movie
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Movie Review : Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi

6:39:00 AM

Chocnut, Foil, and Butterfly are just some of the things that you will definitely remember in the movie "Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi". It's a love story with a somehow fictional illness that can be possible. Specially now that we are in the age of technology, where different waves of frequencies are almost every where and almost everything is possible.

The movie "Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi" is a fictional love story that will give viewers a second thought about life and how people threat everyone around them. It is a love story that will let you learn things about love. Below are love phrases/ quotes that best suits for this story.
  • Love at first sight is true. 
  • Love is blind, sometimes.
  • Loving unconditionally. 
  • Your happiness is my happiness. 
  • Love is hard work. 
  • It's now what you feel but it's how you feel.

What I like also in this film is how they incorporated values,tradition and cultures of the past that is fading away because of the advancement in technology. The movie pays homage to those things for the appreciation of the current generation. Some of them are:
  • Teleponong lata (a DIY telephone toy using cans and cord), this is one of the toys played by the older generations when they were still kids. 
  • Patintero were slightly introduced as well. It is a game with two teams competing to cross on bounding box. 
  • Panliligaw (courting) were also recognized in the film since it is a love story. It was one of the lines of Boots Anson-Roa where she describes how courtship is hard during their time. 
  • Snail Mail, with today's speed of communication it seems that snail mail has been setting aside and becoming less valuable but on this movie and since the character, Norma isn't allowed to be near any devices that emits signal this means of communications is just right for her. 
  • Old devices like typewriter, cassette tape, tape recorder, and phonographs were introduced and value were explained.  

Overall the movie does not only entertain viewers with the love story of the main characters Norma, Leo, and Aries but also gives information some of our diminishing values and culture.

It is another love story that is highly recommended for everyone not only to feel love but to appreciate the value of things around us.

The movie stars Sue Ramirez, Markus Peterson, Jameson Blake and is directed by award winning director Jun Robles Lana.

“What interested me most about the idea, when I came across a 2009 news report about a British man who was allergic to Wi-Fi, is the opportunity to explore the underlying sadness and emptiness of modern relationships,” shares Director Jun Robles Lana.

“Nowadays, with the advances of technology, no matter where we go, it’s so easy to get in touch with our loved ones. But a lot of our correspondence has also been reduced to emojis and likes and superficial interactions online. What happens if the technology that’s supposed to connect you to the whole world suddenly isolates you literally and takes away your freedom and the life you once lived and knew?”

“Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi” is Cignal Entertainment’s first venture into full length feature film production and is one of the eight feature films chosen by the Film Development Council of the Philippines for the Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 2018 happening in August.

For more information you may check out

Cignal Entertainment’s Facebook Page - Ang Babaeng Allergic Sa WiFi’s Facebook Page-

Movie : Ang Babaeng Allergic sa WiFi
Producers : Cignal Entertainment, Idea First, OctoberTrain
Genre : Love Story
Our Rate : 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

An Unexpected RomCom Movie, Mr. and Mrs. Cruz Now Showing

3:42:00 AM

If you have watched the movie Kita Kita then you'll probably say 'Ah that's why', because its the same writer and director who brought this film Mr. and Mrs. Cruz. An unexpected romance comedy movie that you'll definitely relate too. This is not just a one-sided story but I think it goes on both ways. That is on the male and female perspective of course.

The movie are starred by Ryza Cenon and JC Santos. Ryza who by the way is one great and rising actress from being the antagonist role of Georgia in "Ika-6 Na Utos" to a monstrous yet timid role of Jewel in "Ang Manananggal sa Unit  23B. While JC Santos who have been also lined up in so many roles like the uncovering of Ali's personality in "Till I Met You" to a stammering character of Fidel in "100 Tula Para Kay Stella". Both of them has been to a number of roles that seeing them in this latest movie "Mr. & Mrs. Cruz" somehow gave a different take of their acting ability. Not a heavy drama nor an action pack acting but more of subtle but meaning hits of the lines.

The movie "Mr. and Mrs. Cruz" tells a story of two people embarking on a journey of finding themselves, separately, but fate find ways to meet them together in an awkward and unexpected trip. What's more intriguing is that they both have the same surname that makes them more like a couple. The first few parts is, well a dragging conversation between the two with their jokes and ideas eventually their stories.

JC Santos plays the role of Raffy Cruz, a mechanic by profession who doesn't believe in marriage, that's after his bride to be runs away on the day of their wedding.

Ryza Cenon, on the other hand plays the role of Gela Cruz, the Mrs. Gela Cruz who happens to be a mysteriously looking woman who hides her past. She believes in the traditional values of marriage.

Now having both of them in a very beautiful island, good scenic view, enticing beach and in a magical Underground River in Puerto Princesa keeps both of the characters romantic enough to build the chemistry together. Not the usual set up of falling in love story but a more slow pace building of emotions. Now I don't know but perhaps you too can find Nemo or Dory in Palawan.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Movie Review: Camp Sawi, An Island that Gives Hope To Brokenhearted Ones

2:34:00 PM

Where do brokenhearts go?.... I'm very much sure you've read or heard of this line already because it is part of a song that most brokenhearted ones sings... perhaps.

One of the movies about comedy, drama, love and break ups that we've recently watched was the movie "CAMP SAWI". In Filipino language and more particularly in a colloquial term 'sawi' means brokenhearted, so by the title itself it connotes of a place which is by the way the camp where brokenhearted ones went to mend their broken and shuttered hearts.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Movie Review: The Healing

11:26:00 AM

At first, I thought it was a story mainly about the healers. In a way it is but as the story goes my perception about the movie changes. It was not mainly about the healers but tackles about the act itself from a different point of view. As we all know, we Filipinos, have been known for believing in faith healers and I believe there are different faith healers in ever regions of the country, especially to those low class municipality who couldn't afford much of going to the doctors.

I think the movie “The Healing” was a mixture of different concepts from different movies that director Chito Rono have created. I think one of them is the movie “Feng Shui” where images of people shows and comes in the house which indicates that they were dead already.

The idea of showing a distorted face with one big eye which indicates that the character was being possessed was quite interesting. The idea about the crow being doppler ganger and possessing the body was another thing to be recognize because as far as I know in some movies like The Crow the bird itself carries the soul of the dead which gives them the power to come back from the dead. Well it was something like.

The movie “The Healing” has two ratings, one for the PG13 and the other is R18. The R18 shows some obscene and gory part of the movie which is not okay for other people but I believed it would be appreciated much if the movie goer would watch the uncut version.

Another thing that I have noticed about the movie was color oriented. Every scene shows a unified colors. The prominent color that I have noticed was first all white, then blue, and then yellow. Not really sure if it has a meaning but you can really noticed it.

Acting wise, well if it is from the Star for All Season it must be good and take note this was Governor V's first time to star in a suspense-horror movie. All the characters did bring the best. I like the character of Pokwang though she was delivering a serious line it was still funny. The comedian in her still came out. Kim Chiu as well was great in portraying her role.

My rating for this movie was two thumbs up for a suspense-horror film.

“The Healing” was starred by Governor Vilma Santos and together with Kim Chiu, Martin Del Rosario, Mark Gil, Allan Paule, Cris Villanueva, Daria Ramirez, Ces Quesada, ynez Veneracion, Simon Ibarra, Abi bautista, Joel Torre, Chinggoy Alonso, Mon Confiado, and Carmi Martin, Pokwan, and Ms. Janice De Belen. Directed by Chito Rono.

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