REEL DEAL: Nilalang REVIEW


One of the most anticipated movie for the Metro Manila Film Festival was Nilalang, which features Maria Ozawa as one of the lead roles. Initially the leading man was for Robin Padilla, who backed out of the project to attend to family concerns. However, the movie did push through with Cesar Montano replacing his place for the movie.

This film, from its earlier trailer, shows that there will be a lot of action and horror with a new "entity" that is not from the conventional mythologies. The inclusion of Ozawa for the film gives a very authentic Japanese approach. And being an action-horror film the film the movie invested in a lot of effects to bring out the gore and blood for this and some bondage.

There is also some sexiness that was included for the film, and it does not need to be nasty. They got more sexy ladies playing various roles like Meg Imperial, Yam Concepcion, and a special participation of Aubrey Miles. Though the film is rated R-16, it is more because of the blood and gore. 





Nilalang stars Cesar Montano, Maria Ozawa, Yam Concepcion and Meg Imperial. Directed by Pedring Lopez and distributed by Viva Films. 

Deliberation time kids! 

Show summary in 3 lines: Montano Ozawa Action!

Technical Effects: 4 out of 5 stars (CGI complemented with a very gory production design, still there are small details that needs to be polished )

Plot: 2 out of 5 stars (The potential of the story is good, however there are so many unnecessary scenes and plot holes)

Acting and Actors: 3 out of 5 stars  (Maria has potential for action films, I mean sword-fighting) 

Pros: CGI, production design, story potential , cinematography


Cons: execution, plot holes, dialogues


Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (Japanese and Filipino scores are balanced and ample)

Overall: Rating 3.0 out of 5 stars (For this new concept, it was a risky move, I appreciate the effort.)




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