Friday, 26 December 2014

Movie Review: Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2

A family of bloodthirsty monsters descends on the city to take revenge on the man that caused the death of so many of their own.

Amidst all the slashing and killing, Erik Matti injects a good deal of dark fun into the proceedings, especially when it comes to unmasking the climax of the film. Pretty satisfying as a comedy - horror film, sparring gamely with genre conventions rather than embracing or spoofing them outright. It has some truly creepy moments early on by the vast hair of aswang with stunning special effects as well as an authentic ruthlessness and some black humor. I would like to commend the film for its coherence, topnotched cinematography, striking production design, smooth color grading, excellent sound and editing, all of them are effectively flawless. Stunning visual effect and solid screenplay is what this film is all about and it delivers.

Ensemble acting from all of the casts: Dingdon Dantes that could be a strong contender for Best Actor, Isabell Daza (her subtle acting), Joey Marquez, crowd favorite Lotlot De Leon that I think could win Best Supporting Actress, Elizabeth Oropesa, up to the hilariously funny and entertaining: Bogart the Explorer, Jun Sabayton and Ramon Bautista.The sequel that Tiktik needed that manages to extend its storyline, without ruining the premise from the first film. Kubot exceptionally blends comedy, thrills, and gore, while also solidifying Erik Matti as a gifted and innovative director. Kudos to the film for kicking in with some fresh ideas. Kubot is the most audience-gratifying entry this year for MMFF. Erik Matti gave us one of the best comedey horror film ever. He gave us the sequel which is even more iconic than the previous film. One of the film that I am recommending to watch this season and one of the best mainstream local film that I watch this year.

My Verdict: 5/5


  1. Wow! I just watched the movie and yes it truly is fun and scary, I really loved the way Erik Matti made the story from real filipino culture. = )

  2. One of the local films i could be proud of.