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The spectacular film saga begins where the groundbreaking tele-fantasy ends... Aguiluz and Alwina's plan for a peaceful life as mortals is disrupted when their boat to the realm of man is ... See full summary »

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Dominic Zapata

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Don Michael Perez (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Gutierrez ... Aguiluz
Angel Locsin ... Alwina
Dennis Trillo ... Gabriel
Paolo Contis ... Banoy
Bianca King ... Aviona
Boy 2 Quizon ... Palong
Sam Bumatay Sam Bumatay ... Wis
Miguel Tanfelix ... Gas (as Miguel Tan Felix)
Nicole Anderson Nicole Anderson ... Langay
Michael De Mesa ... Ravenum
Sunshine Dizon ... Pirena
Eddie Gutierrez Eddie Gutierrez ... Dakila
Iza Calzado ... Amihan
Valerie Concepcion ... Danaya
Karylle Karylle ... Alena
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The spectacular film saga begins where the groundbreaking tele-fantasy ends... Aguiluz and Alwina's plan for a peaceful life as mortals is disrupted when their boat to the realm of man is caught in a violent storm. They wash up on separate shores, a young man and woman living without memories of who they are, and living separate lives. Aguiluz is adopted by a humble farmer and Alwina becomes the surrogate daughter of a wealthy family and is engaged to be married. But when Ravenum is resurrected by Pirena, his evil army wreaks havoc on Abila, threatening the survival of the entire Mulawin race. Their fate now hinges on the valor of two of its two greatest champions, Aguiluz and Alwina. But will remember who they are before it is too late? Written by newton20032004

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One last battle in the name of love


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Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

25 December 2005 (Philippines) See more »

Filming Locations:

Philippines

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Regal Films,GMA Films See more »
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Color
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Chosen as one of the "Magic Seven" in the 2005 Metro Manila Film Festival. See more »


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Ikaw Nga
Performed by Jonalyn Viray
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the long-running soap opera squeezed into 2 hours
4 January 2006 | by pope_innocentyearsSee all my reviews

So what will happen if an epic story which should take about many months to be presented properly is squeezed into two hours? Enter 'Mulawin: The Movie', GMA films latest fantasy motion picture to date. 'Mulawin: the Movie' continues the story where 'Mulawin the Soap Opera' left off, and that is the continuing adventures of Alwina and Aguiluz after their 're-discovery' of their bird-people ancestry which leads them back to a battle against an old enemy.

Remembering 'Mulawin' the soap opera, it is a well known fact that the storyline of the said show was fleshed out slowly and tediously for a couple of months; and even then the story went no place! Now, the same guys who did the show will be creating a movie version.

The finished product? a months-long soap opera squeezed into two hours. The editing and cutting of scenes resulted into sudden event changes, making the watchers go, "What the heck? What happened?" If the viewer blinks for even just half a second, he will never notice the plot twist that just unfolded before his eyes. character appear and disappear for no apparent reason, and even if there were any explanations, expect it to come as a single sentence from one of the characters, and then move on. By half the film I was so confused, I never even bothered to try and understand the rest of the story.

The special effects, again, just like the soap opera, lacks 'speciality'. Again, the 'flying' effects are poorly done, the actors are seen as obviously hanging from a thread with a harness. The creators seemed to have forgotten how special effects should not look like special effect; it should look like the real thing.

Blame it on the marketing strategy, but Mulawin was made to look like a great movie when in fact it is not. High expectations ultimately destroy a mediocre movie, and that is exactly what happened to Mulawin. I guess karma came in the form of 'Enteng Kabisote 2'.

Watching Mulawin with high or low expectations does not make any difference. It is still a poorly done movie with flaws clearly defined. Can we expect the same weaknesses and flaws when they come up with an 'Encantadia' movie then? Let us hope not.

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