Silip sa Apoy Review
Here’s my Silip sa Apoy review which stars Angeli Khang, Sid Lucero, Paolo Gumabao and Jela Cuenca. The film is directed by Mac Alejandre and written by Ricky Lee. Now streaming on Vivamax.
The film focuses on former bar girl Emma (Angeli Khang) who is in an abusive marriage with her husband Ben (Sid Lucero). She gets by with all her rakets but gets continously beaten up by her husband. Her life changes when she gets romantically involved with their new next door neighbor, Alfred (Paolo Gumabao) who leads her on with the promise of a better life. But does she really end up in a better position?
I thought the cast were ok here and while the material and the subject has been done to death, its ok. Nothing fresh but they get an OK mark for trying to edgy and hip despite the nature of the story.
You can see that actress Angeli Khang continues to grow and develop when she’s not doing love scenes although, there were some lines that should have been good but falls flat from time to time. The same goes for Jela Cuenca, who together with AJ Raval makes up the Viva Maximum Crush group.
If there’s anything really note worthy here its the fact that the slums you see in the movie was all inside a warehouse out north, or was that a building. You can only imagine the challenge director Mac Alejandre had to face to mount this proejct. And it did look like a legit street in the slum areas.
As expected, Sid Lucero shows off his skills as an accomplished actor. He did specifically say that he took extra care of his co-star especially when it came to the love scenes. And boy those sex scenes were brutal.
Speaking of sex there’s a lot here in this film and I also want to give a trigger warning for this film as it does depict violence against women. Like super trigger warning. I definitely hang this warning especially if you’re squemish or you just don’t like these levels of sexual violence. But that’s still a thing that’s happening and the film mirrors that.
Thought it was an average R-rated drama with a hint of poverty porn mixed in; the lines were ok and the direction was ok as well. But alas not thoroughly really impressed.
So that’s it for my Silip sa Apoy review. What did you think of the movie? Leave a comment below and Follow me on Twitter at @thefanboyseo for more geek news and updates!