Meant to Beh Review
Doing the rounds for MMFF 2017 and for the first round here’s my Meant to Beh review. The film stars Vic Sotto, Dawn Zulueta, Gabby Garcia, Baste, Andrea Torres, Daniel Matsunaga and a whole lot more. Directed by Chris Martinez.
Meant to Beh review – Trailer
Meant to Beh Review – Pros
– The film’s a fresh breathe from the usual stuff Bossing churns out every year. No Enteng Kabisote but we do get the usual people we see in any “Enteng” film.
– This is a great movie to showcase Dawn Zulueta’s acting prowess. She can go from angry wife, to jilted lover to cougar very easily. Plus she’s definitely a vampire, never aged a day.
– The film’s got the prettiest cast in the Metro Manila Film Fest with Dawn Zulueta, Andrea Torres, Gabby Garcia and Sue Ramirez. Everybody’s so nice to look at. For the ladies, Daniel Matsunaga and JC Santos are there for you
– Baste was cute.
– Cameos abound in this flick range from AlDub to Jimmy Saints!
– Dawn Zulueta self-referencing towards the end of the movie made the film for. Just watch the film and see what we’re talking about.
– Bossing still works great in scenes where it involves doing quips. He still has it to be honest.
– Andrea Torres is <3
– I liked the theme they were exploring here and how modern families cope with the sudden dismantling of the family unit. It was a ballsy move and having a Vic Sotto attached to a story like this is a step forward.
Meant to Beh Review – Cons
– While I don’t want to sound biased in this Meant to Be review, I just have to point out that this film is formulaic as heck. I mean everything’s taken from another movie. We definitely can’t blame them although one can wish that at some point these filmmakers needs to think outside the box.
– Baste was annoyingly cute
– I feel bad for the teeny-booper segments of the movie. Its either wasted or weak (Gabby Garcia x Ruru Madrid) or downright creepy (JC Santos x Sue Ramirez).
– I’m bothered by how they wrote the story of JC Santos’ Christian being a creepy fuck but then gets away with it, even ending up with the girl. Could have been better but stuck with backwards stuff.
– Towards the second half of the movie, I decided to just go with the film as they ignore plot holes and choose to focus on the comedy and moving the characters along.
– Andrea Torres and Daniel Matsunaga as the new boyfriend/girlfriend for the two characters come off as bland in most points. I did like how they wrote Torres’ Agatha once in a while.
For this Meant to Beh review, I’m going to say that the film is recommended. NEEDS a lot of improvement but serviceable with a few laughs here and there.