The Super Parental Guardians Mega Experience

This film, The Super Parental Guardians, is Vice Ganda’s supposed entry to the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF), however it didn’t make the cut due to quality concerns. But Vice Ganda reiterated that she makes quality films. This is also her first film after the death of her friend, and supposed movie-director for this year, Wenn Deramas.

I actually forgot that Vice Ganda was going to a movie film slated for December this year. Maybe I was just busy at school, but I was really surprised to know that the trailer of her film debuted online. So I was excited, because I am a fan of her last film Beauty and the Bestie, it gave me all the laughs I could get for 2015. So again, I expected more laughs from this film, and the trailer gave what I want. From witty punchlines, to funny dialogues, the trailer gave me all the elements of a perfect comedy film. Plus it was directed by Joyce Bernal, so I was looking forward. They also did a lot of TV promotions and assured people that it is a perfect follow-up for their film last year. So that’s it, I decided that we should see this and convinced my mom to see it.

So the first scenes of the film got me interested already. Coco Martin with all his fight scenes and Vice Ganda with all her glamour and wit, it was already a perfect combination. The addition of the child starts Awra and Onyok gave pure perfection. The movie was going well, when somewhere in between I felt bored. I felt as if the story was focused more on coversations rather than making viewers laugh. It was too focused on the story. Plus, the cast seems incomplete. I miss seeing a huge cast, like the inclusion of popular loveteams and a huge cast of antagonists. They claim that this is the perfect film tradition for Christmas, but since they set the standard every year, it felt like they missed out on that standard and underdelivered. The film was funny, their tandem was exceptional, there were funny moments, but the movie was dull, it was dry. It’s missing the “Deramas Effect“, I don’t know how to say it. Sadly, my mom fell asleep by the end of the film. It was a good film, but it is a disaster compared to Vice Ganda’s previous films.

Did I enjoy the film? I did, but not 100%. Am I gonna recommend it to friends? Not really, maybe if you’re a die-hard fan, I would. It wasn’t a waste of time though, I just felt that it’s lacking the humor that her previous movies had. Maybe Joyce Bernal isn’t really for comedy? Or Vice Ganda just had to rush the film? I don’t know. All I know is this film is far better than Enteng Kabisote 10, so I can’t imagine how Vic Sotto’s film did in the box office. But one thing’s for sure, children will love this film. It is definitely a film for the whole family. And if you’re seeing this, bring your Poke Balls because you’ll definitely catch some Pokémon. 😉

Movie Experience: The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin

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The Amazing Praybeyt Benjamin, 2014

This film is a big disappointment! This is the second most disappointing film from Vice Ganda, just after “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy”. I’m not sure if it is, but the film seemed rushed, most of the scenes were not polished, especially the fight scenes, where you can see security guards and civilians just walking from afar. It seemed like the movie was just a high school project. I was really expecting a lot because the first movie, “The Unkabogable Praybeyt Benjamin”, was really more than funny, epic and delivered its purpose, to make people laugh. The sequel’s cast was promising, the beginning was also a bit interesting, but as the film progressed, I became a bit bored, the film didn’t have substance and only Alex Gonzaga made me laugh. This movie didn’t fulfill its promise, to entertain people. Even though Kris Aquino and James Reid made cameo appearances, it still didn’t compensate how horrible the film was. I hate to say it but it was a waste of money. Hopefully, Vice Ganda would realize this and would start coming back with quality comedy films like what he had before.

Film Rating: LIMITED

Limitless Movie Review: Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy

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Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy, 2013

3-stars-out-of-5I’ve always been a Vice Ganda fan, but I never thought I would come to this. His new movie, “Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy”, barely made me laugh. There were only “some” prime moments, some jokes were outdated and were re-used, and the story was very shallow. Same with the movie Pagpag, maybe if they had more time they were able to make a better story. Praybeyt Benjamin and Sisterakas were more hilarious, and made me think what happened to the Star Cinema magic. What amazed me is how great Maricel Soriano was in the film. She was remarkable and definitely deserved the award she recently had for the film. I was expecting an explosive part for Ruffa Gutierrez, probably a revenge scene, but in the end, they made her role unnecessary. The story was so fast, it’s like you’re watching a sitcom that never happened. The effects of the quadruplets were really good, and I can say Vice Ganda did a great job portraying four different characters. Well, the movie may lack a good story, at least their actors did well and delivered a satisfying performance.

Limitless Movie Review: Sisterakas

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Sisterakas, 2012

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I’m a huge fan of Vice Ganda, that’s why I made sure I watched this film. However I am not a big fan of Kris Aquino, so I was holding back a little to watch the film, but the inclusion of Ai Ai De las Alas made me want to watch the film more. A friend told me that the production and preparation for this film was rushed so I was not expecting a grand film. Truly, the film is not that huge, like their previous productions such as The Mistress or Kimmy Dora, but it is more like a sitcom made to become a film. I can say that the film is a lot of fun and very funny, you can see that the cast is enjoying their project and they’re comfortable to work with each other. What I just noticed is that Kris Aquino doesn’t fit her role, she should’ve made her own film. But nevertheless, if you want to watch a movie where you will laugh from start to end, Sisterakas is the movie to watch. No dull moments, and every punchline is hilarious. I can say that this is the most genius comedy film this year. They deserve their number one spot in the Manila Film Festival.