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