Deadma Walking Review
Thefanboyseo.com offers up our Deadma Walking review. It stars Edgar Allan Guzman, Joross Gamboa. Written by Eric Cabahug and directed by Julius Alfonso.
Deadma Walking Trailer
Calling it now in this Deadma Walking review, the film has potential to garner awards. There’s a number of reasons too.
Deadma Walking Review
Alright the fast version synopsis is that John (played by Joross), a wealthy businessman, has been diagnosed with cancer and has only a year or so to live. He has this brilliant idea of faking his own death to witness his funeral, hear what people has to say about him and more. He enlists the aid of his bff Mark (played by EA Guzman) to execute his plans. We see how it goes from the planning, to the actual cremation and the fallout from all of this.
The film’s material is rich with a lot of humor and life lessons. From the start to the end people can get a hugot here and there. Mark and John (played by EA and Joross respectively) had good chemistry as friends. Joross has had good comedic timing ever since he did the trilogy of Sarah Geronimo – John Lloyd Cruz movies. EA also had it great in this movie.
Deadma Walking’s central theme of life and love crosses genders and age. The friendship angle’s pretty strong too and hits twice as hard when we get to the twist at the end. No spoilers here don’t worry. I like how they neatly folded into the film the feelings of Luke towards John. It’s cute and gets re-examined later on in the film. There’s also that unrequited love that Mark has for his ex-boyfriend and how it plays into his relationship with John.
Another thing I really liked about Deadma Walking is the sheer number of cameos. And when I say a lot, I really mean a lot. From big name actors and actresses to the more legendary ones. Iza Calzado here isn’t even playing herself. And I love the comedic moments they bring to the table too, like there’s this one guy who was very thankful because of John’s generosity to him, with his friends on the background saying that it’s because he the eulogy speaker was John’s type in a guy.
Without spoiling anything, there’s a HUGE twist in the movie that you won’t expect. Its ironic and all but changes the dynamic of the film tremendously.
Overall, there were a lot of moments in the film that made me laugh, made me tear up a bit (yeah, the cast are that effective) and made me think of mortality and the fleeting moment that is life. Not as profound as I was expecting but it was a pretty good experience. If you’re going to be a conservative prude about the movie then I suggest you drop that and see the movie first.
Anyway, the score I’m giving for this Deadma Walking review is 9.5