Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Are you excited for Star Cinema's Sa'yo Lamang?

 The 17th anniversary offering of ABS-CBN's film production arm, Star Cinema is Sa'yo Lamang, a family drama directed by Laurice Guillen. It stars a multitude of Kapamilya's biggest stars such as, Lorna Tolentino, Christopher de Leon, Enchong Dee, Bea Alonzo, Diether Ocampo, Zanjoe Marudo, and Coco Martin.

The movie dwells on the return of the character of Christopher de Leon after 10 years away from his family and the repercussions of his return on the family. It is obviously charged with very strong emotions, where each of the daughters and sons of Christopher and Lorna have their own reaction to their father's return. One expresses resentment, another anger, and...you get the point.

Read more to watch the trailer and share your opinion about it.

For some reason, the trailer feels underwhelming. It opens with a montage from one of Star Cinema's most successful family dramas in recent memory, Tanging Yaman, which eats away time that could've been used to set the premise of the story more. Besides, the montage wasn't even integral to the trailer. The trailer itself is the usual Star Cinema style where you have the climactic and dramatic scenes, showcasing the supposed dramatic prowess of its cast. In other words, kailangan ipakita ang power lines ng movie.

Oddly enough, it feels all too familiar. Is this suppose to be the middle class version of Claudine Barretto's and Vilma Santos's Anak? It doesn't help that this trailer is all over the place. Wanting to cover all those power lines, it sacrifices an overarching theme and treatment. Puro lang cut to this scene na may sumisigaw, may umiiyak, may nagsusumamo sa Diyos. To cut the long story short, I don't think I'll be watching this movie in the cinemas.

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