3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Filipino Fantasy Classic
aswang_purrmeow from Philippines
8 March 2006
Ask any Filipino and you have little chance of finding someone who
don't have an idea about "Ang Panday" (The Blacksmith). This Carlo
Caparas opus tells the story of a blacksmith named Flavio (portrayed by
Fernando Poe Jr.) who saw a meteor. When it fell to earth, he forged a
sword out of the meteorite.
The meteor turned out to be a harbinger of the sinister events to come.
The evil force is led by Lizardo (played by mainstay villain Max
Alvarado). Flavio wields his sword against Lizardo's minions, and
ultimately against Lizardo himself.
"Ang Panday" is the first of a series of Flavio's exploits. The
anthology won both critical and commercial acclaim especially during
the yearly Metro Manila Film Festival. Offshoots, including an animated
and live-action TV series, sprang as a result. During Fernando Poe
Jr.'s(FPJ) campaign for the presidency, he used the moniker "Panday".
No wonder, the movie reasserted FPJ's permanent mark on Filipino
Add another review