All in all, Aurora was more hype than substance. While it was not entirely bad, I was not blown away by this horror movie. Huge credit though to the cinematography and editing but the pacing was too snail paced to get me excited at any point of the film. So, if you don’t fall asleep from the lengthy dialogue and the depressing cloud that Leana carries around with her everywhere she goes, congrats to you. Patience is a virtue for this flick but I wasn’t sure that the payoff was equal to the set up. In the end, I don’t know if it was a more effective social commentary than a horror.
Don’t get me wrong. Its all about a matter of taste. Overall, Buy Bust was a good movie and delivered on the requisite action it was hyping about. As usual for an Eric Matti movie, it wanted to say something about society and it was executed perfectly. It made the audience’s heart pound with tension with the action too. Unfortunately, by its end, I couldn’t feel satisfied because it felt duped that it was a drama all along and I endured all the stupidity of the characters just for that one monologue and the news report that summed up the actual state of the drug war in real life. At the same time, I felt guilty and unpatriotic for caring about the entertainment value of the film rather than its core message. But there it is. Feel free to judge me.
No Other Woman has been showing in theaters for two weeks before I finally got to see it […]