ENTENG KABISOTE AND THE ABANGERS (2016) Review
Directed by Marlon Rivera and Tony Reyes
Now on its tenth installment of the Okay Ka Fairy Ko and Enteng Kabisote saga, Vic Sotto recruits some engkantado in his newest adventure. But will the addition also adds dimension to its disappointing and at times insulting previous installments?
Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers surprisingly feels conscious about its story and storytelling. But sometimes it gets too much, overstaying in some of its drama that it gets tedious to watch. The film might have a better intention to its audience now than its previous installments but the story doesn’t feel too big to have Enteng back in the big screen once again.
The film only has a little new to offer, which is its take on high-tech gadgets and how it affects the relationship between people, well, not actually how it really affects the relationship but it’s just its way of making a conflict with its characters. It tries to associate the conflict gaming does to family issues, it might sound heartwarming but it overdoes the drama making it uncomfortable at times.
The Abangers, while looks cool feels useless in the story. They are just props to have more spectacle in the story but it seems that they are underused in the story for the film. It’s a bit of a fan service to the followers of Eat Bulaga’s famous Kalyeserye segment, with Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros and even Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza featured in the movie, but with a better intention, it would have worked and not just for the sake of the fans.
2.5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers” is now showing in cinemas nationwide, also available in XD4D (SM Mall of Asia). Rated G by the MTRCB.