03/14/2014 12:32:47 AM
I can only express my insights on the movie adaptation of that Bob Ong book in two words: as both ‘entertaining’ and a ‘disappointment.’
Yes, it is entertaining because of some antics and factors which appear to be natural in our daily lives.
And, (oh no) disappointing because on a slighter-than-above-superficial level, the movie focused on the romance more than the school-ish aspect itself.
Why did I say so? If you’ve read the entire book, you’ll realize my primary reason: it became one of the numerous book-to-movie-adaptation failures in recent history.
Well, obviously, that’s a marketing strategy – on why should you put ladies like Andi Eigenmann and Meg Imperial in the cast; same with Jericho Rosales and Vandolph Quizon. And count the love-team factor involving Roberto and his unnamed ‘Special Someone’ right there (and seriously, it’s quite tricky that Andi’s character was still unnamed, eh?).
I first saw its trailer on one of the VIVA-produced channels, and apparently, their Top 10 trailer seemed enough to persuade me. The problem though is the several factors on the project itself.
Author: slickmaster | (c) 2014 september twenty-eight productions