Okay so I’m off to Cebu City tonight. Yay! Waking up to the smell of dead fishes and oil spill in the morning. Finally I can watch a movie on iMax, whatever the frig is showing after my trip to the PRC.
If there’s one race on this planet that you can easily fool, that would be mine. Yes. Embarassing as it may seem, we Filipinos are one of the easiest people to spin around. It’s probably due to the fact that Filipinos also love playing tricks on their fellowmen.
One particular trait Filipinos have is their undying love for overrated films. Whether it is a foreign film or a local film, if they heard their neighbors say, “Maganda daw yung movie na yun! As in!!” (Someone said that movie is really good! Really!!) they believe it instantly and make it their own judgement of the film. No originality so to speak.
The question is have you actually seen it? And was it that good? If not, then you are part of the majority if chismosos and chismosas who spread tons of rumors around. Rumors whether true or not is still considered gossiping, thus it is highly frowned upon.
One certain instance where this applied to me (well, it always happens every week!) was when I was on my way to Robinson’s Movieworld. As I arrived there, I was greatly disappointed to find out that the film I was going to watch was cancelled because they paved the way for the so-called “film of the year”. I was pissed off because I came 15 kilometers from home which also sucked because you can’t ride a PUV within 30 mins from my place.
So why didn’t you just check out their website? = B*tch, had their website worked properly, I wouldn’t have wasted money travelling.
Then download the effin’ film! = F*ck I want the big screen to enjoy myself from working my arse of the entire week.
To people’s great utter disappointment, that movie was simply overrated. Too overrated that it had a mediocre plot with silver screen quotations that no one, even in intense anger, would say in real life. Everyone was like, “I wasted my money on that stupid movie when I can watch it for free on Cinema One.”
The same reactions were drawn from people when they watched other rumored “films of the century” (insert sarcasm here). I can’t get Filipinos to actually watch significant films because they want to be as they are. Contented with the status quo! As the famous line goes, “Ignorance is bliss!” Lots of Filipinos choose to be ignorant. They like to blend in with the masses. They want to be “in”. Even though after that trend, everything shall pass and they’ll be left with nothing but their empty existence.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my country but just like anyone else’s country, we have flaws. We’re not perfect. There are many intelligent people here that make really good sense. They think about ways on improving the lifestyle of the Filipino people as well as the country’s current state. However, most Filipinos still neglect the importance of being knowledgeable. No wonder our population is continually spurting. But that’s another story.
Lastly, don’t defend something negative that you can change. Also, I am not telling people not to watch films, go ahead, watch it if you want. But after watching it, tell people your honest opinion of it, not someone else’s.