Son of Macho Dancer 2021
Anak ng macho dancer (original title)
1h 28min | Drama | January 30 2021 (Philippines)
This is the story of Inno, the son of Pol, the original Macho Dancer.
I watched the original Macho Dancer a year or so ago, and I was so impressed I gave it 7 stars. The original was a film done in the 1980s with, what I would imagine, limited resources. Therefore, I was completely disappointed to see the follow-up so poorly done 30 years later in an era where we have access to improved video-making technology. I have seen films made by iPhone with Hollywood picture quality. But the major faults go beyond cinematography and fall squarely in the laps of the scriptwriter and director.
What I watched was a film without a clear direction and a pace that felt very rushed. The fact that the writer sets this film during the Covid-19 Pandemic, but failed to reflect the reality of the Covid-19 measures, tells us that this film was not fully thought-out.
I will not blame the actors because I did not get the impression that they were incapable of delivering, but poor directing brings out poor acting. I give this film 3 stars simply because the macho dancers were well-picked. Unfortunately, the producers did not know how to make good use of them because, after 30 years, you’d expect some improvements with their choreography.
Director: Joel Lamangan
Writer: Henry King Quitain (screenplay)
Stars: Sean De Guzman, Allan Paule, Jaclyn Jose
Country of origin: Philippines
Languages: Tagalog, Filipino
Also known as: Anak ng macho dancer
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 1.91 GiB
Duration : 1 h 28 min
Overall bit rate : 3 094 kb/s