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“She's Dating the Gangster” Teaser Trailer Released (Photos & Video) In the movie, Kathryn Bernardo plays the role of year-old Athena. script hockey-jerseys.us is dedicated she's dating the gangster ebook to the simpsons and host to. Shes dating the gangster kathniel by hockey-jerseys.us dating the. Athena Dizon plays a trick on campus heartthrob and bad boy, gangster, Kenji de Photos. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in She's Dating the Gangster.
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Let's just not talk about the wig. For the purpose of story adherence, that's forgiven. While we see improvement from Daniel, Kathryn Bernardo took off steady.
You'll be reminded so much of Got To Believe's Chichay here. She was bubbly and colorful with every screen appearance endearing but nothing extraordinary.
Well, it would be too much if we expect from her in such a light, teeny-bopper material. Big props to her styling team for giving her those several costume changes more than 30, but I lost count which traversed through fun and hip, retro and contemporary and of course, story relevance.
She was perfectly dressed throughout. The overexposed Mayon Volcano still stole gasps from me and that road trip from Manila to Legazpi City was so picturesque that you'd love to jump on the next ride to Bicol. I give you caution for what could be an overload of beautiful images but as if the first 90 minutes were not enough, the finale scene of Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta is nothing short of jaw-dropping.
Speaking of the timeless romantic team-up of Richard and Dawn, their presence added importance to the movie.
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In the onset, we thought it's just going to be an all-KathNiel show and that it was just another story of a spoiled rich boy who changed when he fell in love to a sick girl. The final stretch elevated the status of the movie from being teen-oriented to romantic drama. With just a few scenes, Dawn was memorable and Richard Gomez is still attractive after all these years. To be honest, I was not sure if I should watch 'Gangster' on the big screen.
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Garcia-Molina, thankfully, has more adventurism than most of her peers who would have gone the route of simply filming the novel as is, as what Andoy Ranay did in his adaptation of Diary ng Panget The Ugly's Diary, Garcia-Molina's adaptation, which innovates to cover the obvious derivativeness of Bernardino's text, is simply put, offers a stark improvement over the original material. A variation of Bernardino's love story between Athena Kathryn Bernardo and Kenji Daniel Padillaset in the 90's instead of the novelette's original timeline, is sandwiched within the beginnings of the blossoming romance between Athena's niece and Kenji's son, who are also played by Bernardo and Padilla.
The niece and the son have been serendipitously forced into a mission to reunite middle-aged Athena and Kenji played by Hihintayin Kita sa Langit's Zulueta and Gomez respectively who have been separated by mysterious circumstances.
Predictably, Athena and Kenji's love story has more meat. The niece and the son's romance feels more like an afterthought, a way to further capitalize the masses' interest on Bernardo and Padilla's popular love team. Nevertheless, Garcia-Molina drapes Athena and Kenji's narrative with a crazed mix of kitsch and nostalgia for what the 90's represented in Philippine pop culture.
It is the era of paged messages, tie-dyed tees, gaudy bandanas, garish plaids, and denim vests, all of which are remnants of a generation fed with movies and television shows starring Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin. She's Dating the Gangster is rightfully colorful, evoking every bit of the 90's trademark tack.
The tragedy invented by Bernardino has been creatively subdued. Star Cinema undoubtedly protested the grim end of Athena and Kenji, as told by the book. It has to be a happy ending, for the sake of profitable escapism.
She's Dating the Gangster
Thus, instead of death as the payment for love, Garcia-Molina chose the reality of not being with the one you love, of waiting, of eventually settling. It is this ending that separates Bernardino's juvenilia and Garcia-Molina's masked maturity, in the midst of studio compromises.
There are simply more heartaches more immense than the ones dealt by mortality. The film adaptation of She's Dating the Gangster is a series of risks taken that paid off quite well. It could have been a straight adaptation and it would still have pre-teens bawling because of the tragic ending.
It could have been set in the present with its characters mouthing pop culture references that are hip and relatable to the target audience.