Finally, a movie which is not in the loop with the remakes, sequel/prequel, book/comic/fairy tale adaptations among other fads.
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi.
Sa muling pagkikita namin nina Ona at Melo na mas madalang na sa once a month pero mas madalas sa once upon a time, We decided to watch a movie. Okay lang naman ang videoke, pero hindi ko bet makivideo sa mga taong minsan ko lang makita. Minsan na nga lang magkasama, may umaabala pang kanta, at oo, naaabala ako ng kanta, dahil kakanta talaga ako over friendship.
Pero iyun na nga, focus sa movie. One of the, if not the best movie this year. Original, though at first, it has something to do with Jumper, but praise god, it has none. None with the three major stories of the film. Yes, three, just when you thought that it has reached the climax, you will realize you are right, but, wait there’s more, papasok pa lang ang bagong kwento. You will forget about the TK’s which is a very important set up towards the end.
Una na ay ang kwento ni JGL (anlakas maka maka JLC or John Lloyd Cruz), pero Joseph Gordon-Levitt as young Joe pero naiba na nung dumating si Bruce Willis na old Joe.
Sobrang umiba na sa formula nung handang patayin ni young Joe si Old Joe. Akala ko kasi ay magiging bagong dynamics ito ng dating father and son relationship, pero naiba talaga. Naging villain na si Bruce Willis, or is it the young Joe na wala sa katwiran?
Third is the Rainmaker’s. Medyo reminiscent lang ito ng Terminator, where someone from the future is looking for the young version of the future’s ultimate evil. Mukhang ni-recognize naman nila ito with Emily Blunt aptly named Sara (remember Sarah Connor, the one with the chronicles).
Basta maganda yung movie. Grabe ang moral dilema, yung bida lang ang walang pinaghahawakan! Ang clear ni Old Joe to save the future, at ang clear nung mag-nanay who just wanted to save their family. Isang malaking “Hala!”
Though it is an open ended film. What the young Joe saw was not a fact. He was a person from the present and everything he foresees are his speculations, unlike Old Joe’s. The future Cid, or Rainmaker was not characterized as someone who was raised well or with love or with all evil or with cheeseburgers, so the future is still unsure. But the future is always unsure. Iyun na lang siguro ang statement ng movie.
But finally, all applause for Pierce Gagnon! Very superb ang kanyang performance. For a kid of 5 to have such intense discipline, my god, he could win an Oscar. Haha, Oscars agad, level ng mga negra sa the Help. He stole the movie from Joseph and Bruce. The deglamorized Emily Blunt was a surprise, but this kid was a bigger revelation.
Pero higit pa sa galing niya, nung una ko siyang makita, una ko lang naisip, “Ito dapat ang itusra ng anak ko.”