Review: What Goyo chose and our history of indifference, #GoyoAngBatangHeneral opens Sept5 in cinemas

When will we all start loving our country? After Heneral Luna, TBA Studios in partnership with Globe Studios LLC brings the second historical epic film Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral in cinemas starting Sept5. We joined fellow media watching the premiere last Thursday at SM Megamall attended by celebrities and notable personalities. Directed by Jerrold Tarog starring Paulo Avelino, Gwen Zamora, Empress, Mon Confiado, Epy Quizon, Benjamin Alvez, Arron Villaflor, Carlo Aquino and more supporting cast, Goyo narrated the last 7 months before he was shot to death.
The blogcon a day before the premiere last week discussed the stars' choices and thoughts about nationalism and when Goyo developed love for the country. Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral reflected the type of Filipinos we have today - sloppy and impetuous. Goyo chose love for a girl instead of the country. It was the same indifference leaders and solons choose today and we have grown numb about it. While it was painstaking to watch scenes unfold its conflict, the characters have become alive exposing the human nature of heroes like getting into affairs and the ballad of romance between Gwen Zamora and Paulo Avelino. It was, like how it was presented, one that deviates the hero out of purpose and it was like those we see today, leaders who were tasked to lead out of affiliation and not commitment. I would still auggest the film to all my students and would ask them to not miss it starting Sept 5 in cinemas. For more info visit