27 April 2017

JR's Movie Reviews - 2 COOL 2 BE 4GOTTEN

2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten
JR's Rating: 9️⃣ (9.0 out of 10, Excellent)
"Make It Hard"

➕ Great Symbolism
➕ Khalil Ramos as Felix Salonga
➕ Jameson Blake as Maxim Snyder
➕ The 90's
➕ Open-Ended Story
➖ Ethan Salvador as Magnus Snyder

The movie is an ode to the youth of this generation and to the impregnation of the Filipino lifestyle with American culture. Simple and linear, 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten exudes a story of an illustrious high school student yet so much underappreciated meeting two young American boys who would soon influence him with their way of living. Magnus and Maxim's conflicting personal interests and attributes mixed with Felix's awkward vibe makes an exciting plot for the average movie viewer. The movie is so raw on presenting Felix's building desire on both the American brothers and on presenting the struggle of the brothers with the "poor and underdeveloped" Philippine economy (wanting to leave the country and build their most ambitious of dreams). The building of emotions of Felix towards Magnus is not, however, your typical love story; it is a cute budding friendship that gets ruined by twists in the ending. The degree of excitement every time Magnus and Felix meets is equal to the degree of depression and heartbroken you'll feel by how the movie ends. A symbolic ending indeed which is open for many interpretations and possibilities. Khalil Ramos and Jameson Blake did great on the portrayals of their characters; so sincere in fact to who their characters are. I also admire Ana Capri's portrayal truly capturing the identity of her character. Ethan Salvador did just right but could have, however, improved more. Petersen Vargas definitely made an amazing film relatable to the millenials of this generation. I'm already a fan of his creative vision looking forward on what's next. 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten is art in its "most sincerest" form. Make it hard, indeed.

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Time Published: 27 April 2017 (9:00 PM)

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