Review: El Presidente (MMFF 2012)


Spent the New Year at the cinema with my sissy and our kid friend. :)

Ever since I heard of El Presidente and how epic this movie is, am waaaaay beyond excited to watch it. It’s a star studded film and is obviously well funded. I love seeing films like this. Tipong hindi ka manghihinayang sa Php200 mo dahil mukhang milyones naman ang ginastos.

I am never an Aguinaldo fan nor a Bonifacio fan. I still think that them fighting over the title as President is the worst thing that happened to our country aside from GMA. Hahahaha! Kidding!

Anyway, on to the film now. I love the cinematography. The effects. The costume. The make up is superb!! The story is actually good but it gets kinda boring on the latter part. Well, I think since Aguinaldo died at 90+ that’s something to be expected. Malamang puro kwento nalang yung huli diba kasi hindi na sya pwedeng makipagbarilan tsaka tapos na ang gyera nung mga time na yun.

Baron Geisler is superb in this film!!! And also John Regala. Though Cesar Montano did a great job, I still think that he didn’t deserve the award. :’( Baron or John Regala would be perfect (kaso maikli lang role nila eh).

Felix Rocco on the other hand is a revelation in this film! He played the role of Gregorio Del Pilar (my other hero crush eversince Romnick Sarmienta played the role on an old film). He is so gwapo and he did a great job. Impernesssss! Anak nga sya ni Bembol, ang galing din nya!!

Nora Aunor is still superb! Iba talaga ang level ni Ate Guy. Nakakaloka!

All in all I enjoyed the film. I may not say that this is the best of all the MMFF entries  that I’ve seen so far. One More Try is really good actually but they are so different! Both are great. Both deserve to win. Naks! Kala mo naman may value ang opinion ko. Hihihi…




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