Oct 27, 2012

TIKTIK : The Aswang Chronicles Movie Review

Saturday, October 27, 2012

TIKTIK : The Aswang Chronicles
If you haven't seen this movie yet, better check it out soon or you'll be missing a proudly Filipino made movie. Don't wait for it on the small tube, you've got to see it on the big screen to fully enjoy the level of maturity that this film boasts of . Watching the movie during the 10pm last full show at Lucky Chinatown Mall added more to that chilly vibe we got from this movie, aside from the very cold temperature inside, the atmosphere is very intimate giving that kind of eerie feel.

It's one helluva ride from the opening credits until the last scene and if I'll have to sum it up in one Filipino word, I'd say it's "ASTIG" (kick-ass)!!! The movie soundtrack provided by our own rock icons like Mike Hanapol and Wolfgang added more to that kick-ass feel.

“Ang Pelikulang May Puso, Atay, Bituka, at Iba Pang Lamang Loob...” goes the tagline of this movie that has been rated PG by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. Tiktik: the Aswang Chronicles is Graded B by the Cinema Evaluation Board.

TIKTIK : The Aswang Chronicles successfully blended  Pinoy humor, Filipino folklore and stunning visuals aiming to be at par with Hollywood standards. Think of the movie 300's visual effects and the gore and suspense of the hit series Walking Dead, Tiktik succeeded in giving us both those thrills plus laughing moments that are highly entertaining.


Dingdong Dantes, who played the lead role, "Makoy" is in his best element in this film. His brusque and happy go lucky character fits him to a tee.  Lovi Poe, who played as her love interest, "Sonia" is convincing and engaging as well. The trio of Joey Marquez and Janice de Belen as Lovi's parents and Ramon Bautista managed to bring in the comic relief much to our enjoyment. The human "aswangs" played by Mike Gayoso, Roi Vinzon, LJ Reyes and the rest of the pack did a good job of instilling fear and horror to our sensibilities. Its not perfect though, there's more to be desired when they transformed and turned into CGI aswangs. I think it would have been best had they stick with the human form and just made them look more fierce and terrifying. But overall this film is truly an innovation, showcasing the talents of  Pinoy artistry, and proving that our film makers are now treating moviegoers more seriously.

Written and directed by Eric Matti, Tiktik is one solid Pinoy entertainment we can be proud of.

My rating : 4/5






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5 comments:

  1. I've been hearing a lot of good things about this movie. Too bad I'm not in the Philippines to see it. :(

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  2. too bad i havent watched this yet, but i heard super ganda daw nito. i think i should find time to watch this :)


    Rovie
    The Bargain Doll
    :)

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  3. Wow, I've heard much about this movie but I didn't expect that it could be this good. XD Haha, now I'm really curious.

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  4. I bet this is a must-see movie. Nice cinematography :)

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  5. I missed watching this movie.. I hope I can watch it online soon...

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