We were invited to the Premiere Night of Nakalimutan Ko Ng Kalimutan Ka last night , If you need advise if you should or should not watch it from adults from different side of the planet and other side of the gender then read on.
Nakalimutan Ko Ng Kalimutan Ka starts showing in Philippines Cinemas today September 19,2018.
What Marcus Thinks of It? His POV
I have only seen a small number of Filipino made movies, and I have come to realize that I am not the target audience for these movies. Yes, of course there is a language difference, but it is always nice to see English subtitles, although I am told that the translation doesn’t always capture the depth of meaning of the original speech. What I mean by these films not being made for me, is that there are things that seem to bother me about how they are made that don’t seem to bother any of my Filipino friends. Some technical, film-making things distract me, but obviously this is not a problem, and so I will limit my focus on that for my review.
I think I need to preface this review by saying that I have never been truly broken hearted. I have been sad when relationships ended, but nothing crushed me. Maybe that’s a man thing. Maybe I have a heart made of ice, but it’s so nice when it gets hot outside.
The story of Nakalimutan isn’t actually bad. However, I think there were some things that the writer/director tried to do that didn’t work. There are many flashback and dream sequences that are often confusing. There also seems to be an element of fantasy versus reality, but it is unclear always what is intended to be literal. Does it take away from the intent of the film? Probably not. I think, like many Filipino romance stories, it only tries to invoke an emotional response without regard to making the storyline fluid or clear. This film plays on hugot moments, what I’m told is really not easy to translate to English. I personally didn’t feel it. I SAW the sad moments and I could understand how someone would be sad if those things happened, but I didn’t FEEL them with the character. This was probably because there was no setup of the romance. It was done in small flashback moments, so I didn’t get a real sense of the relationship to be sad about it ending. The story tried to break up the sadness with funny moments. More were just silly and did make me laugh some.
Alex Gonzaga did a great job. The second half of her drunk scene was very authentic and well done. Jerald Napoles and her played off of each other very well. Some of the scenes appeared to be unscripted and were my favorite moments of the film. I’d also like to give a shout out to Joj and Jai Agpangan. I loved their part in the film. I met them recently and they are now some of my favorite people.
Nakalimutan is not a very clever story, but it had some fun moments. If you are broken hearted or ever been through that, you will be able to relate to the story and have a good time. I don’t know if it will give you any answers to deal with what you’re going through, but as they say, misery loves company.
What Earth Thinks of It? Her POV
For someone who has been there and done that, Nakalimutan Ko Ng Kalimutan Ka is a very relatable story for girls like me I guess. While I don’t have a broken heart anymore and I haven’t had my heart broken in a long time (I hope I never get to have experience it again ever anymore) I felt like all my silliness in life was shown to me via the big-screen.
I saw some people who were with us in the movie cry, so maybe they are young and just recently broken. So the movie is for everyone I guess some will cry coz the memory is still fresh and some elwill laugh because been there done that don’t wanna be there anymore kinda thing.
Alex Gonzaga and Jerald Napoles had a good rapport delivering their lines to each other and I believe Jerald is more of the leading man here than Vin Abrenica, who is actually the villain in the movie. Oooops did I give away a spoiler? Sorry!
Joj and Jai were hilarious in the movie! Totally different in person or slightly different haha . Good job girls!
I love how they were able to show a different side of Bataan , watching it made me want to go there, never been there!
If you area rom-com Filipino movie fan, go for it watch it, not a waste of money but a good laugh or cry. For a first movie of Fifth Solomon he did well. Congrats Wilbros Films! Looks like a box-office movie !