At first you might think that it’s a typical animated movie for kids.. and yes it is 🙂 But after you’ve seen it, another thing will come into your mind – that somehow you made the RIGHT choice of watching the movie, even if you’re not a kid or even if it’s typical. That’s what I felt after seeing this 1 3/4 hour 3D animated movie which is a first by Filipinos.
The movie has a TYPICAL storyline. I can say so because I’ve watched it in other movies that’s why I said it’s typical, yeah common. But it’s NOT a bad thing because that’s what kids like as well as parents want for their kids, otherwise, they won’t be bringing in their kids to watch it. It’s rated General Patronage, the market’s for all age especially the young kiddos. Here’s the catch, though the story’s not a newbie to us, the execution and presentation of it is not a miss. The characters’ presentation are in the real and current world. Yun na yun ang makikita mong mga bata sa computer shops, mula sa kung paano umasta, paano maglaro, paano humirit, etc. I think the writers are bolder and brave to have the kid characters say, “Baliw, Sira-ulo (crazy)” to each other. Dati kasi sensitive ang mga censors and parents sa ganyan especially pag sa bata nanggagaling at sinasabi sa kapwa bata.
Naipasok rin ang mga Filipino values na dapat sundin nga mga bata. Ang paghuhugas ng pinggan, pagsunod sa inuutos ng magulang, magpakain ng aso, paggalang sa matatanda at pakikipagkaibigan.
Sa mga adults korni yun, pero syempre sa mga bata hindi. Naipasok rin nila ang pagpapahalaga sa mga larong Pinoy tulad ng patintero, sipa, tumbang preso, etc – KUDOS! Sa totoo lang eh wala na akong nakikitang mga batang naglalaro nyan, mayron siguro pero dahil sa Facebook at RPG age ngayon, unti-unting nawawala. Kelangan paglaruin sa labas ang mga bata at para hindi puro ONLINE friends ang meron sila – dapat mga TUNAY na tao ang kaibigan.. 🙂
The movie tries to say a lot of things to its audience and I think they delivered all of it but I was just trying to figure out the MAIN thing they want to tell.
Technicals and Animation:
I salute the animators of Metanoia. Hands down! 🙂 Tama nga ang sinabi ng mga unang nakapanuod, World-class! I was unbelievably amazed to see the outcome of this film. May mga lagging scenes lang na minsan hindi pulido ung galaw ng character pero overall it was a work of art. I really salute every single person who contributed to this film – 5 years of blood and sweat is really worth it. At dahil dyan, parang nainspire ako mag-aral ng 3D animation. 🙂 And the musical scoring? Hail to Sir Gerard Salonga and his orchestra – fantastic! He’s really a genius.
Kaya naman pala talaga ng Pinoy eh! Give it a chance and you won’t regret watching it. Sa mga nagsasabing hindi pa naman ganun kapulido at tamang OKAY at common lang – stop comparing it with Disney and Pixar made animated films. Ibang level na kasi yun plus they’re rich in resources, especially the technical aspects of 3D animation. Sa Pilipinas, it has just started and it’s a good beginning.
The Metro Manila Film Fest will run until January 7, 2011. Depending on box office receipts, the screenings might be extended.
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Panuorin nyo kung bakit.. 🙂
Official website: http://therpgmovie.com/