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Not worth watching? Netizens question MMFF’s capability for choosing “OTLUM”

  • Twitter users criticized Otlum.
  • Netizens express disappointment over Otlum
  • The netizens have expressed their disappointment upon watching the movie, questioning how it has entered the MMFF. 

As the Metro Manila Film Festival started on December 25, some already have their favorites while others are yet to watch any entry.

People have been talking about the Joven Tan film, Otlum, starring Jerome Ponce and basketball athlete Ricci Rivero. But the reactions of the netizens are not because they found it amazing, but because it’s quite lacking.

Aside from the disappointment with the storyline, they also mentioned that the movie is only an hour long, making everyone think if their P310 was worth it.

A Twitter user even rated it one star out of five.

Some have also stated that the movie was “not worth” watching.

Emil also mentioned the difficulty he had with understanding the plot of the film.

Then he went on to the more technical part of his review. Pointing out the failures when it comes to the sound and the actors’ lack of emotion.

Someone shared the same sentiments and also questioned how the movie got included at the MMFF when it’s senseless.

It can be remembered that the MMFF Screening Committee selected Otlum to be a part of the festival, ahead of Brillante Mendoza‘s film Right To Kill.

Tan admitted that he was not expecting for their film to get chosen as he submitted other projects before but Otlum was the only one that made it through.

“Masaya ako. Sinuwerte na makasama ang pelikula namin. Siyempre sumali ka sa isang contest. Dalawa lang naman ang pupuntahan niyan. It’s either mananalo ka o matatalo ka. Siyempre sumali ka, may intensiyon kang manalo. May intensiyon ka na mapili. Masayang-masaya ako.”

When asked about his expectations, he answered, “Basta matuwa lang ’yung mga laging nanonood ng traditional horror films na pampamilya at pambarkada, happy na ako. Wala akong expectations. Basta mag-enjoy lang sila.”

Written by J M

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