14 August 2017 | thejelliclekat
We'll all die but Shake, Rattle and Roll will live on until the end of the world.
Ugh, to be honest, this movie was the pits. Panama was so similar to an American movie House on Haunted Hill (1999) that I cringed at the obvious way it ended. Herbert Bautista was so hammy that I understood why Janice de Belen's character would be angry at him all the time. The movie did not make sense compared to House on Haunted Hill. Why would the uncle want revenge on the family? The bickering only gave a slight reference that maybe a family problem came and made the uncle angry enough to have his creation Buboy kill them all. Lost command was also similar to several American movies. One about a child carrying the virus (28 days later) and a city in Alaska hunted by zombie like creatures to extinction. The scenes were poorly executed by the way and very GROSS, not scary but GROSS. Martin Escudero's role may be a tongue in the cheek reference because of Zombadings but it ruined the whole plot. Honestly, I kept waiting for the zombie soldiers to do a "zombading" pose.
Unwanted would have been a great sci-fi film and could have stood on its own. Instead, it got lumped in with Shake rattle and roll so basically, the third part lasted 45 minutes. There was a reference to the Mayan calendar. The scenes were so hurried and abrupt sea monsters started attacking, the mall fell down and suddenly a demonic-like human was telling them about them. Vhong kept the movie lively with his antics but it was supposed to be a horror movie. The ending was very confusing. Apparently, the world ended in a Starship Trooper kind of way. The effects were stunning though, it's as if Chito Rono burned the whole 3d effects budget on a 2-minute ending just to give the phrase "The End....of the world".
Unfortunately, during this part of the movie, the audio glitched forward. The raspy alien voice could barely be heard and we didn't understand what the connection was with the sea monster, freaky alien demonic being and the starship trooper like ending. And why the aliens started looking like Vhong and Angel Locsin in the end.
I'd give plus points for Unwanted because of the amazing 2-minute ending showing a lot of digital mastery and effects. as for everything else.... I still weep for the Philippine movie industry.