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Kings of Reality Shows (2019)

Directed by: Ariel Villasanta

Ariel does comedy best when he’s not trying to be funny at all. Yung mga simpleng hirit at kulitan lang nya with Mommy Elvie... sapat na para matawa ka.

But a lot of times in this movie, he’s pushing too hard on his comedy / reality acts — to the point na nakakasakit na sya.

Buti sana kung sarili lang nya ang involved sa eksena. Pero buong team ang nadadamay. Yung bawat act nila sa Hollywood... Hindi mo alam kung paano ka magiging proud sa mga kalokohan nila.

There’s a fine line between comedy and immorality. And Ariel was able to cross that boundary numerous times. Ilang beses nilang nilabag ang batas. Ilang beses silang nang-away at nagmayabang. At paulit-ulit pa nilang ginagawa yun na parang sinasadya nila. Parang nilubog nila sa kahihiyan ang Pilipinas.

Hindi ko alam kung ano ang mas nakakatakot—yung pagiging comedy nya or yung reality nya. Yung sa pananaw nya, nakakatawa yung ginagawa nya kahit mali. Or yung hinahayaan na lang nyang mali ang ginagawa nya just because it’s 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺.

I guess the biggest disappointment is believing Ariel could acknowledge his mistakes. But seems like he can’t discern what’s morally right and wrong. He doesn’t feel sorry for all the wrongdoings he has done for his team, his country, his partner and for himself.

Ariel calls himself a struggling artist. But how can he be an artist if wala syang malasakit sa mga katrabaho nya. He is just struggling.

His partner Maverick could be the better character here. I believe he did not “disappear” (as what was mentioned in the movie). Instead, he chose to leave Ariel for the betterment of his life. Maverick was correct in saying, nothing is possible without grace.

Ariel did it without grace.


Rating: -1/5

Presented by: Solar Pictures

Date Released: ‎November 27, 2019 in Philippine cinemas nationwide

A Movie Review by: Goldwin Reviews

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