This is a confession. Hours ago, I was with Jules and Mench and we have seen the movie… (drums rolling) Dreamboy
. The two of them failingly tried to surprise me earlier in the afternoon. Jules steered me to the Odyssey in SM Manila only to see Mench pretending to check out some CD’s. It turned out that they planned to have dinner and watch a movie with me. Good thing, all my classes were cancelled because it was Mench’s treat.
I really wanted to see Constantine
, because I have just read about its film review in the paper. But since Jules is a devout Kapamilya
, and there seemed to be no way that he’s watching any other films than the ABS-CBN produced flick especially the movie’s closest rival, GMA Films’ Let the Love Begin
, and because I was outvoted (Mench is a Kapamilya, too) there was no point in objecting.
The two of them accused me of being a Kapuso
though I was never entirely one, but as our Channel 2 reception is not so good since the time Jolina transferred to Channel 7, we were rather constrained to transfer stations together with her. Only now that my father finally bought a new antenna, that I’m rejoining with my Kapamilyas
but somehow, my family seem to have been used to GMA-7 already.
movie was not that bad, although there were many opportunities that they have wasted in making the movie better. It was like Truman Show
meets Notting Hill
. And for me, the whole idea of the movie was good (albeit not new) but they focused more on the characters and not in the story itself. They had good actors and a good concept but in general, it was disappointingly written and poorly promoted. Even Jules didn’t realize that the movie was about a reality show until now.
They tried (and failed) to show the people that there is something going on with the main actors, Bea Alonzo and Piolo Pascual, which is way too preposterous - and have utterly taken the narrative of the story to the backseat. I think the audience now have much more sense to believe in everything they see in the silver screen and a personal connection between the actors is unnecessary. The movie could have been more competitive against the Let the Love Begin,
which is topping the tills now, had they endorsed the story, and not the buzz on the actors, well.