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She’s the One

March 19, 2006

Of course, we just had to watch a movie.

It was late Sunday night and after watching V for Vendetta again with my sister and her boyfriend, Fritz, at Market! Market! I ended up watching yet another movie to please the innate need of my friends to escape themselves from boredom. Checking the movie schedules of our favorite hangout,Greenbelt 3, led to the following results:

V for Vendetta: Seen

16 Blocks: Seen

Hostel: Seen

Date Movie: Seen

She’s the Man: Not yet seen

Guess which one we ended up watching?

The movie, like many other’s, is quite formulaic. A girl wants to prove herself in a sport dominated by boys, and so, dresses herself and acts as a boy, more specifically, as her brother. This plot is so tried and tested to illicit even just the littlest amount of profitable interest that it has been used too many times. In fact, this plot has been around for ages that William Shakespeare even wrote something similar to this. And guess what? Lo and behold, the movie “She’s the Man” actually credits this English bastard bard for the storyline.

Like all stupid movies, one should free his mind from rational thinking while viewing. Just let go and be monocellular while processing the contents of this movie and you’ll be surprised by how much you’ll enjoy this movie. Sure, Amanda Byne’s character reminds you a lot of Kris Aquino and Manilyn Reynes, but at the end of it all, you paid money to be entertained this way. And don’t even deny the fact that the movie’s poster didn’t lie to you. They told you all there is to know about “She’s the Man” and yet you still bought tickets. So if you’re like me, don’t make such a big fuss about how nobody even protested why Amanda Byne’s character, Viola, was allowed to play soccer.

Nevermind the anti-racist stand of the Illyria coach. Viola is not a bonafide student of the school so why does she get to play?

But as I mentioned, for around 2 hours, be a dumb behaved person when you watch this movie. Laugh at supposedly funny scenes and quietly dismiss all the loose ends of the plot, which is quite abundant if you ask me. All in all, the movie is quite okay. This is after all, a girl movie. What was I supposed to expect?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2006 3:06 am

    hey..just want to ask…okei ba ung v for vendetta?

    napadaan lang dito…hmmm pede ka itag? tagabenilde karin pla

  2. March 20, 2006 4:23 am

    yeah, you can tag me….

    and v for vendetta is, pardon the pun, victorious….

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