A film for hopeless romantics (Like me), for unrequited lovers, and for devoted partners. Ladies and gentlemen, a film for every Filipino who have experienced love and rejection.
The rise of indie films such as cinemalaya and cinema one originals movies is resurrecting the Filipino movie industry at the cinemas. And for this movie, I have three cents to say:
1. Love is a choice. All the things you do for love is at your own risk. Loving someone is like trekking to a mountain of sacrifices, not knowing if you’d be able to reach the top or not. But at the end of the day, you have a freewill to do it or just give up.
2. Love can change us. Yes, people often change due to their own experiences. But I also think that love is such a powerful force that can drive us insane and lead us to a new place. Love serves as a motivator for us to excel and do things beyond our imagination. On the other hand, love can also destroy us, elusively, little by little, until we’re completely lost in this world.
3. Love is agonizing. At some point in life, we’ve all been through painful rejections. Indeed, love brings both joyful and anguish memories that we can look back through. It leaves us ugly scars as we go on, yet we never ever halt regardless of the circumstances.
I know nothing when it comes to pure love. And this film teaches me how to pursue love. We must never be cynical on this matter, although it sounds cliché and all. Love moves people. And although tragedy happens more often than happy endings, love will always prevail above them all.
As a straight woman I find the lack of LGBT characters in comics, films and TV shows annoying. It’s sad that we’re in 2016 and we still can’t have a main or supporting character who’s Gay/bi/trans that doesn’t get killed off!
Come on writers, let’s give Tony Stark a best friend who’s a lesbian and have him insist on helping her find dates so he can play the ultimate wing man!
Let’s have a trans character leading their own team in the X-Men!
Let’s give Gotham a Bi superhero that joins the Bat family!
Let’s have a Gay longterm relationship in a top TV show and here’s an idea don’t kill one of them off!
I understand I may lose followers over this post, but after seeing the state of a good friend of mine after getting the crap kicked out of him for holding his boyfriends hand in the park. After the terrible tragedy in Orlando….isn’t it time things changed? Isn’t it time we all learn to accept each other for who we are?
Isn’t it time to stop the hate?
It’s time to spread the love, in the real world and the fictional one.