Sunday, May 17, 2009
Heavenly Touch Reaction
Here's an impassioned reaction on the gay film "Heavenly Touch" directed by award winning filmmaker Joel Lamangan. May I state that this is not my review and does not reflect my perspective on this film
I am posting this review with due respect to my readers who take the effort in sharing their thoughts and writing comments in this blog.
"Heavenly Touch" Reaction from reader Sugarfree
Heavenly Touch is a hilarious film. Not in a good way though. You'll laugh at it because it's stupid. Most of the scenes are.
I let out a loud laugh in the hospital scene where the two hardly convincing lovebirds/leads are having a melodramatic exchange. As soon as the scene opens, Joash sobs in a really stupid funny way.
I don't understand why the film industry considers Lamangan a director, he can hardly create a decent film. The plot is messy and heavily manipulated. If Vim Nadera sees this one, he'd definitely blurt out "What's your effing point?" What does Lamangan really want to tell us with this film? That a true love can exist between two men? That bad people deserve to die? That all problems can be solved? Does he even show us something new? Definitely not. If you consider those provocative, heated kissing scenes something new then count those, but otherwise HT is a completely trashy film.
What I feel toward the film is beyond anger. I hate myself for watching it. It seems like Lamangan doesn't really learn from his mistake. Walang Kawala was a complete failure and everyone is aware of this. Oh well, I wasn't really expecting something good from Lamangan. I don't even think he can make a good movie. He's too focused with the sex scenes because he seems to believe that these are the most important things the audience want.
I hope Aureus Solito and Jun Lana continue to make decent films of the same genre because I'm fed up with these sloppy movies masquerading as indie films.
If HT or WK gets included in this year's Cinemalaya feature films, I'd be furious!