MOVIE REVIEW: STRANDED (Ice Idanan, 2019)

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SPOILER ALERT!!

Sobrang contrived from start to end. It was the type of movie where characters completely forgot that they existed in the real world just because they were thrown in a (not so) dangerous situation.

Where an employee left a tupperware of macaroni salad (?) in the office fridge over the weekend. Or people tried to put out a fire by blowing on a burning curtain (para cute diba?). Or somebody got promoted in lieu of hazard pay.

Siguro it could have worked better as a short film. Wala rin naman masyadong nangyari. Sayang kasi this was by the same director of that lovely film Sakaling Hindi Makarating.

Arjo Atayde (and his sexy baritone) was so much better than this. Jessy Mendiola played another version of Jessy Mendiola who had never heard of leptospirosis. If anything, maganda yung no hulas make-up niya considering na nawalan sila ng aircon in a completely enclosed building.

Note to local filmmakers: hindi lahat nadadaan sa kanta ni Ebe Dancel. Kbye.

Rating: ★★☆☆☆