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BoyBawang and Lipps. You will definitely reminisce so many childhood favorite treats and characters aside from appreciating the Filipino ingenuity in film-making plus the outstanding historical breakthrough of Direk Erik Matti after watching Tiktik:TheAswangChronicles.
Starring Dingdong Dantes and Lovi Poe with Rina Reyes, Roi Vinzons, Janice De Belen, Joey Marquez and Ramon Bautista, Tiktik:The Aswang Chronicles delivered the promise of showing advanced computer graphics image breakthrough in Filipino movie-making. The scare factor was predominant along with the laughter at characters originally created by the genius Direk Erik Matti. Produced by Agosto Dos Pictures, Reality Entertainment and GMA Films, Tiktik:The Aswang Chronicles was a product of Direk Erik Matti's hardwork that I believe paid off creating a movie that is complete of all the elements of pure entertainment.
Upon entrance of the movie theater in Megamall, guests and media were greeted by aweSwangs who'd make you feel the myth is real with real organs and animal body parts paraded in the red carpet. Throughout the movie you'd remember the sound that is scarier when silent as Tiktik is drawing closer when it is becoming more quiet. I loved the character of Ramon Bautista who'd make you think harder if he belonged to the curse and Joey Marquez's who'd make you remember the weak men familiar in the community.
The repartee of lines in Philippine cinema that died after Danny Zialcita's movies was once relived with Janice De Belen's character. For those lines, I'm truly grateful to have the gift of hope and appreciation and my faith in the Filipino movie-making was reborn. Some of the skeptics may be so keen on the usual critique on the plot and the sustained cinematography of the creatures but I found it more significant to bank on Tiktik:The Aswang Chronicles' achievements (although some scenes needed serious editing and polish).
What I believe what Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles had achieved best is celebrating the Filipino culture of Aswangs and the distinct Ilonggos' superstitions. We have yet to teach the children what we have lost because of the modern technology veering away from what used to be fun for everyone- scary bedtime stories. The movie made me miss my cousins who love sharing ghost and monster stories about aswangs during holiday vacations and the family bonding moments we all shared while scaring each other before bedtime. It was an unforgettable experience believing in Aswangs forgetting the real aswangs in reality we face in the offices and schools everyday. I miss eating Boy Bawang and having instant lip shimmer with Lipps Candy. You'd definitely grab some too after watching Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles, now showing at all theaters nationwide. For more updates, visit https://www.facebook.com/theaswangchronicles and follow @TiktikOct17 on Twitter!