Zombadings: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington
To all zombabelles, zombabes, zomboys, zombuds, zombagets, zombelievers, zombarkadas, and zombaranggays — let’s all support Zombadings! 🙂
No spoilers ahead. Promise!
Last Wednesday night was one hell of a Zombanight for me and my hubby as we watched the premiere of Zombadings: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington at Cinema 1, Trinoma. I wasn’t even considering to accept the invitation not until my husband told me he’d come with me to see it.
Martin Escudero‘s star shined soooo bright that night I couldn’t even imagine another actor taking his place. The depth and breadth of his performance draws away attention from the movie’s few shortcomings. My all-time fave comedians Roderick Paulate and Eugene Domingo nailed their parts well, too. They were seen in a number of short scenes but the audience sure did burst out laughing every time. Timing in comedy is an art, and they all hit it just right.
The parade of the gay zombies only happened during the last part of the film. I was expecting that zombies are going to be the main theme. It should be Bakla, Bakla, Paano ka Ginawa? but its title “Zombadings” has a lot of oomph to it, a perfect match for the movie’s horror comedy genre.
I only know a few words from the gay language and understand simple phrases (thanks to my gay girlfriends!) so I did enjoy gay conversations, only they were too fast for me to understand and the crowd’s giggles drowned the words. Buti na lang may subtitles LOL.
IMHO, the film neither ridicules nor honors the gay community. It’s only a mirror of both the wonderful and harsh reality that our gay loved ones and friends go through. For me, the movie is meant to entertain and to make us realize that gays have the right to exist in our society.
I kept seeing Taylor Lautner and Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Escudero, hmm. Anyway, beki ka man o hindi, this film is a must-see. 🙂
Award-winning local film-makers behind the critically-acclaimed movies Magnifico, Anak, Endo and Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros came out with what could possibly be an epic scare into one hilarious movie.
Director-Writer Jade Castro, Producer-Writer Raymond Lee, and Writer Michiko Yamamoto once again took a stab at a new film genre which gave birth to Zombadings 1: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington. “This is a coming of age story; a coming together of friends and family story and a coming of Zombadings story,” explains Castro.
Entirely shot in Lucban, Quezon, the film stars Roderick Paulate, Janice de Belen, Eugene Domingo, John Regala, Lauren Young, Kerbie Zamora, and Martin Escudero playing the title character of Remington. Notably, Zombadings took the thriller genre into a new level as it premiered in CCP Main Theater during the Cinemalaya Festival last July.