Fun Ride That Crashes Downhill

This is the full review of the movie Zombadings: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington by - August 22, 2011
Zombadings: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington

A kid named Remington taunts the village gays as “bading” (homosexual), but messes with the wrong one in a cemetery that leaves him cursed to become gay when he grows up. Fast forward 15 years. Remington is a bum who likes to play basketball and get drunk. His town, Lucban, is terrorized by a mysterious killer that targets homosexuals. Remington develops a crush on Hannah, a pretty girl who had recently returned to grieve her father’s death. Yet, as the curse manifests itself, he starts wearing skimpy clothing, knows gayspeak and finds himself drawn to his male best friend Jigs. “Zombadings: Patayin sa Shokot si Remington” is a wild, fun ride with many laughs, but not without its faults. Save for Martin Escudero’s excellent portrayal of Remington, I wish to have seen more of Eugene Domingo, who plays Hannah’s mother, and better acting chops from the rest of the cast. The Zombadings’ inclusion in the movie title is forcibly justified in the grueling last 10-15 minutes, yet didn’t serve any real comedic purpose. The movie fizzles out during the “ultimate” anti-climactic act of sacrifice — the poorly-handled resolution of the moral dilemma all but sent this movie falling straight (pun intended) into its own grave.

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2 Comments

  • The film wasted my time.I’ve been exposed with gay lingos used by some of my closed friends so the film was like a reiteration of what is naturally going around to our lives. Nothing special.

    And that “GAYDAR” thing? That killed the whole film. I understand PSSSRemington has a message to fight discrimination towards gays. Hmmm pero ‘gasgas’ na.

    I will give the film 3 out of 10.

  • I’m not sure if the movie was out to fight discrimination, since the issue of homosexuality was treated as a mere “curse” that needed to be passed on to other people.

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    […] “The Zombadings’ inclusion in the movie title is forcibly justified in the grueling last 10-15 minutes, yet didn’t serve any real comedic purpose. The movie fizzles out during the ‘ultimate’ anti-climactic act of sacrifice — the poorly-handled resolution of the moral dilemma all but sent this movie falling straight (pun intended) into its own grave.” (Read full review) […]

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