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This movie is sheer genius. It's hilarious. Especially if you take it in the present context. Costumes pa lang matatawa ka na. The script is good. Hilarious. But the part I like least was William Martinez's lecture towards the end. I like his story the least. Script and story is much better than today's Filipino movies' script and story. Aga Muhlach trying to dance like Michael Jackson. I especially like Herbert Bautista's character. Skinny, clumsy, awkward, fellow. Cute. I especially like the scene where he bikes in circles in front of his crush's house. Typical torpe kid. I wish I could go back in time and just live during those moments.
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Bagets is a movie that became an 80's classic that tells a story of
five teenage youngsters (although William Martinez is already past his
teenage years) who are experiencing problems and ways to cope up with
it.It made instant stars of newcomers J.C. Bonnin,Herbert Bautista and
Aga Muhlach.Also,Gary Valenciano's song "Growing Up" became a memorable
It became a classic inspite of having mediocre acting,predictable story,issues in continuity especially when it comes to camera tricks and low production values.The only good thing about it is its intended audience can relate to the issues of the teen-age years that were presented in the story such as experiencing first love,falling in love with a mature woman,insecurities,lacking self-confidence and a lot more in which its intended audiences can relate to.In addition to that,the appeal of the actors/actresses appearing on it did help people watch it and the primary reason why it made lots of money at the box office.
I remember the day Bagets opened in 1984, students lined up at the box office and the first showing was jam-packed with screaming teeners. After all, the movie stars 5 of the hottest stars of the time. William Martinez crossed the backyard from Regal to star in his first Viva movie; JC Bonnin and Aga Muhlach were marketed as young handsome newcomers while Herbert Bautista and Raymond Lauchengco were making names for comedy and singing, respectively. The movie follows the lives of the young teeners and depending on who you were rooting for, the audience would shriek each time their idol came out on screen. Up to now, almost 30 years later, Bagets is still witty and funny. The movie tackled young love & crushes but not issues like drugs, premarital sex & teenage pregnancy. So it's a light approach to teenage issues and doesn't take itself too seriously, except for William's story, where his girlfriend died. Watching Bagets make you want to go back in time and experience your youthful, carefree days once again. All the succeeding teenage movies pale in comparison to this Maryo J. Delos Reyes classic.
Finally I've watched this film after avoiding it since it came out (I was 11 years old then). I shunned it thinking it to be corny. Instead, I found it quite entertaining. The comedic script is classic. There's not much plot in it. The adult subjects and conflicts are dealt with subtlety. The actors where impressive in the sense that there were all a natural, unlike the Pinoy movie stars of today who always seem to overdo their acting. I noticed too that the actors speak very good English. They don't sound trying hard (again like in movies of today). And I was delighted to see a whole slew of now-famous prominent comedians (Zorayda, Beverly, Dexter Doria, and many more that were not listed in the cast). I found the DVD at netflix, it was not the best transfer but I still enjoyed it.
The movie 'Bagets' (from the word 'bagito' which meant clueless youth) was
seen as one of the worst made films in the Philippines in terms of
production value. There were quite a number of inconsistencies and
continuity problems with regards to place setting. Nonetheless, the movie
still made good in the box office and is still hailed today as a landmark
teen flick in a nation that looks up to moviestars too
The movie is about the adventures of five teenagers coping with ordinary (and extraordinary) teenage problems. 'Bagets' had made instant superstars of young actors Herbert Bautista and Aga Mulach.
The premise of 'Bagets' is mediocre. However, the movie is considered an 80's classic and it provided a plot and storyline to be imitated and copied by scriptwriters and directors for years to come.
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