Wonder Woman (2017) Review

[NO SPOILERS, JUST FEELINGS]
 
The last time I felt soooo hyped after watching a movie was back in 2012, when I first watched the Avengers. And now, for the first time in 5 years, I left the cinema with my whole body shaking. Excitement, sadness, melancholy, inspiration, motivation.
 
In all honesty, this is the first time I felt so alive in such a long time. So full of hope. So full of love. Just watching it saved me. It sounds corny, being ~changed by a Hollywood action superhero film but it’s true U_U And isn’t that what film making is all about? To inspire others?
 
That’s what The Avengers (2012) did for me. It gave me a community that made me feel like I belonged, it made me meet a whole bunch of awesome people online. Something I deeply needed while growing up. But now, 5 years later, watching Wonder Woman made me realize that these are more than just a hobby for me now.
 
(Well I’m still kinda really excited to explore the fanbase and the community, read ALL the comics, watch ALL the animated shows, maybe dive deeper into other DC movies and OH DEAR LORD I AM ON BOARD THIS THOR X WONDER WOMAN THING!! HAVE YOU SEEN HOW ASGARDIAN-LIKE THE ISLAND WAS?? THE POSSIBILITIES, MAN. #LETSMAKEITHAPPEN –)
 
ANYWAY. Fangirling aside, while watching the movie, I noticed that the action scenes were too unbearable for me to watch at times. Seeing the soldiers being blown up, I was reminded that this really happened in real life, during the World War. Innocent lives were killed. Villages burned. And they didn’t have a superhero to save them.
 
I became more aware of its implications, its symbolism, for the real world we face today.
 
With all the terrorist attacks all around the world, especially in my own country in Marawi, and the continuous attacks in the Middle East, Wonder Woman urges us to never lose our empathy for others, especially those who cannot fight for themselves. To never be desensitized by the death toll that keeps rising by the day.
 
What a powerful movie. Hopefully, powerful enough to make a handful of powerful people snap out of their own greed, and make other people believe that they can save the world, one day at a time.
Wonder Woman (2017) Review

Film Review: “Hunger Games – The Mockingjay Part 2”

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Reviewing for Kas 1 (Philippine history) over a cup of good coffee just a few hours before watching ‪#‎MockingjayPart2‬ really does a lot to your brain. Add in the fact that you’ve been keeping a close eye on recent social issues, and there you go – the end result will be a perfect blend of over analysis and mind-blowing revelations.

Here’s a semi-review, leaning more on comparisons and implications and less on the film itself.

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Film Review: “Hunger Games – The Mockingjay Part 2”

Film Review: “Heneral Luna (2015)”

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A film review about Heneral Luna, directed by Jerrold Tarog. Heavy spoilers ahead!!

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Film Review: “Heneral Luna (2015)”

Film Review: “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”

What happens after your death? What does heaven look like? “The 5 People You Meet in Heaven” sheds us a wonderful and creative light on this question, and that is by answering it with another question: “What if we meet 5 people who we may or may not have seen in our lives?”

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Film Review: “The Five People You Meet in Heaven”

Film Review: “August Rush”

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August Rush (2007) is a story of a young orphan boy who wanted to find his parents, and he did so by following the music. It’s an enchanting tale that shows the power of music and love, through the hardships of Evan Taylor, and the tragedy of his parents. This movie showed us the different genres of music, ranging from cheap street music to choir songs to thousand-dollar worth of orchestra. But most of all, since the main character was an eleven-year-old, this movie showed us the naivety of a child, along with the wonders of his eyes, his smooth delicate fingers, and his fragile soul. 

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Film Review: “August Rush”