By CRISPINA MARTINEZ-BELEN
December 19, 2012, 11:35am
It’s definitely triple in magnitude, this 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) offering of GMA Films, OctoArts Films, M-Zet TV, APT Entertainment titled “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote At Si Ako,” what with the brilliance lent to it by the lead stars Bong Revilla, Vic Sotto, and Judy Ann Santos.
But of course, the stars are not the only factors that make the movie a potential winner at the tills this Christmas season. The story, coupled with its high entertainment value and the positive messages it imparts, is something Senator Bong is very proud of. It’s a movie intended for the whole family, the children especially, for, as Bong said, “Christmas is for children.”
The story of “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote At Si Ako” begins with the establishment of three different worlds, bound to meet for an adventure like no other – the humble Enteng Kabisote (Vic Sotto), a low-profile technician married to the beautiful Fairy Princess of Engkantasya, Faye (Gwen Zamora); Agimat (Bong Revilla), the brave village warrior hero of Amuleto, and the high tech-yuppie Kingdom of Diwatara ruled by Princess Angelina Kalinisan Orteza (Judy Ann Santos) also known as AKO, where she leads an environmental advocacy organization. From an eligible bachelor, Agimat now strives to apply all his learning from Enteng and Faye as he himself tries to start his own family with wife, also an Amuleto warrior, Samara (Sam Pinto). The fun levels up as Aiza Seguerra brings Angelina and her comic modern fairy sidekicks Pink Kapre Che (John Lapus), Winged Horse Sol (Yassi Pressman), and computer-wiz dwarf Chichay (Ryzza Mae Dizon), into the lives of the Kabisote and Amuleto couple.
As expected of fantasy films that Bong is known for, “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako” costs a fortune to make as it was shot in various places in the North, with sound stages during the entire shooting, and CGI effects abroad – all intended to give value for the moviegoers’ money.
The movie, set to open on Dec. 25, is directed by Tony Y. Reyes from a script by Bibeth Orteza and Jermyn Aven Jacob.