MGA ANAK NG KAMOTE (Carlo Catu, 2018)

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SPOILER ALERT!!

The first twenty minutes that resembled a well-crafted ST mystery really made me believe that I would end up loving this film. But then it turned into a futuristic political satire where sweet potatoes were banned like marijuana and it completely lost me.

I appreciated the restrained performance of Katrina Halili here (and she looked very much a screen goddess, like a young Alma Moreno). I really wish this went all out as a Diligin Mo ng Arnibal ang Uhaw Kong Kamote.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published September 13, 2018.)