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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Movie Digest # 017

Greenbelt 3, Cinema 2, July 1, 10:15pm

The film delivers the most mind-blowing CGI scenes I have ever seen in a film. Michael Bay just invented the word “perfection” (naks). For me, it is an above average live action film adaptation. The only drawback (hey, friends, don’t kill me!) I think is the lack of a really satisfying redeeming value. Yes, the film is about bad aliens invading the planet and the good ones preventing it. But what it is really all about? I can’t seem to answer that. I can’t say that it’s about bravery and purity and innocence. “Spiderman” (!), “X-Men” and even “Fantastic Four” have a lot more to say than “Transformers”.

Friends who might appreciate it: those who were once an Autobot or a Decepticon during their childhood days.

PARAISO (Tatlong Kuwento ng Pag-asa)
SM Mall of Asia, Cinema 6, July 7, 12:10pm

Not bad for a noble project called Gawad Kalinga. Tony Meloto’s vision remains in tact. I can say that the film moved me. It made me want to look for GK on the internet. The last two episodes/mini-films are good. I can't forget the story about a boy who eats stones. It was mentioned in the film that the eating disorder is called Pica and is normally manifested in neclected children. The last feature is directed by actor Ricky Davao and is about a widower who continued his dead wife's dreams. The journal style and the music from Vincent de Jesus are effective. This film is another must-watch for all the Filipinos out there and should be the one having the movie line "more than meets the eye".

Friends who might appreciate it: those who care.

Greenbelt 3, Cinema 2, July 8, 10:00pm

I left my expectations at home and I wasn’t disappointed. The film delivers what the viewers expect: fast pace, lots of explosions, stunts, witty lines and CGI. I love the truck and jet scene (very James Cameron). That’s a “whoa!”

Friends who might appreciate it: those who are curious with Bruce Willis’ anti-ageing secret.

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