July 18, 2010
Cinco Movie Review
I was so happy when I received a text that I will have a seat at the CINCO premiere night aside from the pre-party of the movie that I also attended at Guilly's Island in Tomas Morato. Because this is the first time Star Cinema invited me to a premiere, because the previous two that I attended are just presscons. Not that I complaining though. Did I? LOL
This is also the first time I saw a literally jampacked premiere night. I mean there are so many people standing at the sides. I also would like to thank Star Cinema because there's a seat there with my name on it, cool eh? It's reserved especially for me! It's also fun to hear all those fanatics screams their lungs out when their idol appeared on the screen! and I'm really surprised that there's a lot of banners/tarpaulins displayed by fans. It's like seeing those Twilight fantards :)
They said that this movie is a product of a new breed of creative and emboldened Philippine movie directors and visionaries that will push the HORROR GENRE into the next level. It was first conceptualized by two of ABS CBN’s brilliant and creative minds, Enrico Santos and Joel Mercado, to give the viewing public, 5 horrifying episodes with an unexpected threading by a single element:
“MATA,” top-billed by 2 of the most refreshing & versatile young stars in today’s generation, Maja Salvador and Rayver Cruz, directed by Ato Bautista. Cast includes David Chua. This episode features a mature role for both Rayver Cruz & Maja Salvador and they delivered it well.
“MUKHA,” starring one of ABS-CBN’s most in-demand TV hosts, Mariel Rodriguez. The episode was directed by Nick Olanka. Cast includes Nanding Josef and Ketchup Eusebio. I really like Mariel's potrayal of an ill-tempered boss that fired her xerox machine operator because of some slight errors. When that operator died, that's where the scary part happened.
“BRASO,” is led by some of the members of Gigger Boys: Sam Concepcion, AJ Perez and Robi Domingo under the direction of Frasco Mortiz, one of ABS-CBN’s young and brilliant directors. Cast includes Cristel Moreno, Fred Payawan and Baron Geisler. It's really a nice idea to put this episode as the first one, it sets the mood to the next episodes. Though I didn't like the CGI on this one, the other factor, makes up to it. Sam Concepcion's squeaking like a girl is so funny. There's also a line from Baron Geisler that made the crowd go wild.
“PUSO,” featuring the very talented Pokwang and hunk actor, Zanjoe Marudo with Box Office Director, Cathy Garcia-Molina at the helm. Cast includes Malou De Guzman, Empoy Marquez and Bangs Garcia. Seeing Cathy Garcia-Molina as the director on this one, I didn't expect that much since she frequently helms romance movie, but I was wrong she was good. This is the part 5 on the movie which was really apt because there's a lot of suspense scenes on this one. Empoy Marquez is so funny too, as always.
last but not the least is, “PAA,” top-billed by the prolific and award-winning actress, Jodi Sta. Maria. This is the first directorial job of Mr. Enrico Santos, the man behind ABS-CBN’s top-rating primetime shows such as DYOSA, LIGAW NA BULAKLAK, HABANG MAY BUHAY, KUNG FU KIDS and SUPER INGGGO. “CINCO is taking a new and twisted look compared to your typical horror film. Cast includes Barbie Sabino (as Ana Dayos) and Shamaine Centenera.
This is my most favorite episode on this film.The plot is original and Jodi Sta. Maria really lives up to my expectation. Cinco having 5 episodes compressed into one movie, can make you think it's really short but not,since each episode is interrelated. It's like a one movie after all. A must watch and will worth your every peso.
“Limang Kasalanan. Limang Kabayaran. Limang Kwento. Isang pelikula.” Catch CINCO in more than 100 theaters nationwide.
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