The Aswang Chronicles (2012)
Tiktik: The Aswang Chronicles (2012)
Genre : Action | Comedy | Horror
Movie Release : 17 October 2012 (Philippines)
Director: Erik Matti
Writers: Erik Matti (story), Ronald Stephen Monteverde (story).
Stars: Dingdong Dantes, Joey Marquez, Lovi Poe
Language: Filipino | Tagalog
It is true what they say that Tiktik is not just your typical action-horror film. Yes, that is very true. It is action-packed, that I agree. But I don’t think I can categorize it as a horror movie in my book. The scary factors in horror stories are not present in this film. My rating for Shock and Scare is half a heart. So there, no need to be wary of watching this movie because you have a weak heart. Tiktik is more of an action-comedy with just a tiny bit element of horror because of the human-eating monsters). But for Laughter and Tears, I give it 4 hearts! It was a really fun movie to watch.
Joey Marquez was his usual funny stupid but with a big heart character. I must admit…seeing him again after a very long time of absence in movies, I realized that I kinda missed his antics. Janice was also funny as the typical nagging wife and mother. Ramon Bautista, on the other hand, was a nice and fresh addition. Contrary to what I expected, he was not overacting or corny. He delivered a natural and right amount of comic expressions. Lovi Poe also gave what was required from her and did not overdo it. Like what Eugene Domingo calls a “No Acting Acting” 🙂 The lines and their delivery were simply perfect! Even Dingdong Dantes, whom I never really liked, was great at being an ass****. A natural! Oh, I meant that in a good way, okay? Writer-Director of this film, Erik Matti, made the right choices in his personally hand-picked actors to play these roles.
So, for Character Performance I give Tiktik 4.5 gems . Considering that the actors had to act frightened out of their wits by monsters that they don’t even see. They were all believable. And oh, let’s not forget the villains and their remarkable performances and saliva-dripping appearances. They acted in all seriousness of their monster characters, especially the two patriarchal figures: Mike Gayoso as the avenging father of the mischievous teenage monsters; and Roi Vinzons as the powerful head of the monsters’ tribe.
The Aswang Chronicles Movie Trailer