Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Worst Way to Waste 1,340 Pesos in Two Hours

There's no better way to spend the holidays than to watch a movie your girlfriend whom you have not seen in four months. Right?

Well, that's unless said girlfriend loves horror movies AND it's the last week of the year. In which case, it's highly likely that you'll end up watching something as horrible as Dalaw. And why am I so grossly disappointed by this experience, you might ask? Let me count the ways.
  1. Like most modern Filipino horror flicks, Dalaw uses this neat trick of loudly playing a Psycho-ish sound effect every time it wants to make some mundane scene seem scary, over and over and over again
  2. What's sadder is that the strategy in #1 seemed to work like a charm for a great majority of movie goers
  3. The acting was tacky and uninspired (read: Kris Aquino)
  4. The special effects were anything but special
  5. Voice dubbing
  6. The numerous aspiring movie critics and directors in the audience who kept on making commentaries and figuring out plot twists
  7. How my girlfriend became totally miffed when she caught me nodding off a couple of times in the middle of the film
Why 1,340 pesos? 340 pesos for the two movie tickets, and 1,000 pesos for two hours of my life wasted, assuming I'm worth 500 pesos an hour.

On the upside, maybe this is just a sign of a better new year since things couldn't possibly be any worse, could they?

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