REEL DEAL: Tiktik The Aswang Chronicles REVIEW

Yes there might have been thousands of aswangs movies made in Philippine Cinema, yet this one has made me excited for months as it was first revealed at summer Komikon with its comic launch. TIKTIK THE ASWANG CHRONICLES came with a different approach and a brand new technology that sets its apart from other local movies.

It was a powerhouse cast starring Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, Joey Marquez, Ramon Bautista, and Janice De Belen for Team Astig (the anti-aswangs). With the situation in the family already in tension with Sonia (Lovi) being pregnant with Makoy (Dingdong) and tries to win her back. And it seems to be an unfair fight with almost a town of aswangs after the small family.

This is also Direk Erik Matti's latest offering after not having movies for quite some time. The movie took some time for it to be shot and post processed. But it was indeed worth the wait and worthy to have a sequel.

LJ Reyes as Hilda, Mike Gayoso as Ringo, Rina Reyes as Pacing, Roldan Aquino as Capt. Rainier Regalado, Jan Harley Licana as Abel, Dwight Gaston as Rex, Cris Pastor as Mutya, RJ Salvador as Kulot, Jeff Fernandez as Kulas, Montito Almario as Cedric.

TIKTIK THE ASWANG CHRONICLES is now showing theaters and is also tre #TiktikTheAswangChroniclesNowShowing

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: TeamAstig VS TeamAswang
Technical Effects: 3 out of 5 stars (Great background effects, though there are still a lot of things to improve on)
Acting and Actors: 5 out of 5 stars  (Yes, I have to say all of the cast here were very good, highly commended are Dingdong, Ramon Bautista and Joey Marquez) 
DVD worthiness: 5 out of 5 stars (hope it includes Boy Bawang!)
Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Good song selection of classic and modern rock songs in line with the action scenes)
3D Worthiness: YAY!
Pros: Plot, Actors, Blood and Gore, Aswang facts and references
Cons: Product placements, too much slow mo in some action parts, 
Overall Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars (The best local thriller-themed flick of the year, I do want to watch it again)

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