25 May 2007 | newkidintheblock2003
Definitely not an award-winner but interesting enough
While I agree to some extent with what the previous comment says, there is something still good about the movie. True, this movie is undeniably pathetic. But I guess this movie deserves, for me, a 6. As a whole, the movie cries mediocrity. I don't know, but it seems the producers didn't have a polished, well made film in mind, in terms of the technical side, like cinematography, costume and production design. Though it must be noted that what the film offered was still acceptable: about a 3 out of 5. But when it comes to the storyline, interestingly enough, it is quite entertaining and the mystery behind the identity of the suspect, which is a focal point as well of the story, is also with ample suspense. Frankly, i really didn't have any idea who the suspect really was. Furthermore, there was still the undeniable Filipino touch in there of community, friends and family. And for college students, like me, through all the cheesiness exuding from the film there was a remarkable bit of familiarity. Though again, the story-telling wasn't that worthy of applause. And with regards to the actors, i think they did their job with just enough effort to have a passing mark. They didn't bring the house down, but they sure were trying and they provided enough entertainment. They have a lot to improve though, but still, thinking that all of them are just starting out, kudos to them, they did make me laugh, think and feel. sort of. But okay, for any serious movie fan out there, this movie is rubbish, and i don't blame you. But for anyone who just wants to watch a mediocre, not-so-hard-on-the-head, cheesy, laid-back Filipino movie, well First Day High might just be interesting enough for you.