ABSST: Walang-wala. Masabi Lang

Okay. There. Watched it already. Okay sana, pero…

Wait. A short prologue. It made a lot of buzz and natawa ako sa trailer. Those were the main reasons why I wanted to watch it. Secondary na lang si Eugene Domingo at Kian Cipriano. Ay, wait. Factor din pala na it’s a movie treat. (Thanks, Dearie!)

And so, since minsan lang talaga kami manood ng Pinoy flicks (nuks, kunwari snob at sosyah), at John Lloyd-Sarah movies lang ang hindi namin pinapalagpas (solid fans, ang tagal naman ng third movie!), with the exception of “Here Comes the Bride” (ang laki na lang ng bitterness ng Pinoy na hindi matawa sa pelikulang ‘to, suicidal malamang), lezzgo ang drama sa “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank”. With di-makatarungang-presyong Sureseats tickets pang involved. At tutal naman we want to be able to talk about the things people are talking about, so gora na.

Wait. I said short prologue. So, here goes. Oh, wait another. This is not a review. Just saying. You know, masabi lang.

The moment I heard the crowd shrieked, laughed and acted to be overly disgusted as they saw the opening montage with a kid na tumatae, I knew I wouldn’t enjoy the film that much because of the crowd I was watching it with.

So imagine ang happiness nila nung nahulog si Eugene sa poso negro. Wala nang mapagsidlan. As in, walang-wala. Wala rin kaming narinig sa dialogue.

Oo, maarte ako. When I watch movies, lahat ay factor for me to consider it a good experience–from the movie itself, to the person/persons sitting beside me, to the food I’m munching on, to the crowd I am watching it with. Ang mahal kaya ng sine!

Nalungkot lang ako slight. Para kasing nanonood lang sila ng comedy flick ni Dolphy. And I’m not saying na nakakatawa nga talaga ang mga ‘yun.

Kung gusto man tayong pag-isipin ng direktor ng pelikula, hindi ako sure kung may makabuluhang maiisip ang mga kasabay naming nanood.

It’s a satire, after all, right? It is a satire? Or is it a parody? Hmm… Now I really don’t know.

Though may subtitles, mas okay sana kung naririnig ko ang conversations. Pero sa hagalpakan ng most of the people inside the movie house, wa ka na marinig, teh! Imbey!

Sana sa DVD ko na lang pinanood.

I dunno. Maybe hindi lang din ako ganun ka-happy when I watched it. Nakitawa naman ako sa kanila on some parts, pero parang kulang.Ā  And I’ve attended festivals, albeit not that many yet, at hindi naman ganun ‘yung crowd. Ewan. Hindi ko din ma-explain why (trying to, desperately, here). But I really did not enjoy it that much dahil sa crowd.

Yes, dahil lang sa crowd.

The film is, indeed, entertaining. May kurot pero minimal lang. Hindi gaya ng ibang indie film na sa sobrang lalim, nagiging parang pilit. Eugene Domingo is hilarious. She really is an actress deserving to be labeled as “best”, at least one of the bests.

Ang galing din ng “musicale” scene.

And I appreciate Kian Cipriano and JM de Guzman. In fairness, na-feel ko ang frustrations nila habang kinakarne ang sasakyan nila. Pero need talaga ‘yung shirtless si Kian habang nagmumuni sa kama na scene? In my opinion, oo. Very oo!

Medyo ayoko lang din ng treatment, though, dun sa nagbi-bitter Ocampo sila sa kotse over that director na mahilig sa “expresso”. Ang konyo lang tignan. Hindi naman ganun yata mag-inarte ang indie directors, dude! Mehn, I mean, shit! What the! Tangna. Ang superficial tuloy.

Butthen again it’s a satire/parody, right? It is either of the two? Tama ba? Now, I’m more confused.

(By the way, hagalpakan din sila when they heard “putang ina”. Ugh.)

Anyway…

Isang pak din kay Cai Cortez pala. Ikaw na ang supporting actress na walang sinabi. Literal. Walang-wala. Pak!

So there. Ang Babae sa Septic Tank. Masabi lang.

Cool Happenstance: Gaano kadalas ang coincidence na parehong-pareho kayo ng suot ng isa sa mga bida sa pelikula on the same day na pinanood mo ito? Ang cool lang ‘no, Alain, na pareho kayo ng damit ni Kian? Hehe Di maka-get over!

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2 thoughts on “ABSST: Walang-wala. Masabi Lang

  1. Didn’t like it that much too. Not because of the crowd though. It’s just not that appealing umpisa pa lang. Nadala lang ng publicity and ni Eugene Domingo. Must have been the way they put it kaya naging maingay. Making it seem nobody has thought of rendering controversies that way.

    But I must say, Eugene is really great. No matter what. *applause* šŸ™‚

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