When Jason's father dies, he goes on an adventure to his father's homeland, The Philippines, to honor his memory and experience the stories he grew up hearing. Soon Jason discovers himself ... See full summary »

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Kevin Ang

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Kevin Ang
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Credited cast:
Ireno Alcala Ireno Alcala ... Driver
Lotlot Bustamante ... Susan
Mercedes Cabral ... Magayon
Louisa Cho Louisa Cho ... Mother
Tarek El Tayech ... Pagtuga
Justine Silva-Neto Justine Silva-Neto ... Batibat
Brian Sy ... Jason
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When Jason's father dies, he goes on an adventure to his father's homeland, The Philippines, to honor his memory and experience the stories he grew up hearing. Soon Jason discovers himself experiencing myth and legend and is tasked with helping the mythical Magayon, or Woman in the Woods, in her quest to return home on a volcanic island in the Philippines.

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TV-14

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It Could Have Been Much Better
20 April 2021 | by mirage-productionsSee all my reviews

I watched this with my wife who is from the Philippines, and yes she is beautiful. We both really wanted to like this film.

I felt the production quality was actually pretty good, the cinematography, the costumes, lighting, and even some of the special effects.

I could not honestly give it anymore then a 3 rating, due to the confusing story and being slow at times. One of the biggest problems what just trying to understand exactly what was going on. My wife understood many of the myths and legends they were referring to, but it would have helped to have some subtitles. Even though she speaks Tagalog, some of the dialects were hard for her to understand. I kept asking my wife, "what is she saying", and she would respond, I have no idea.

Apparently you have Jason, a Canadian Filipino who travels back to the Philippines in search of some of the myths and legends. We were expecting to see a Gorilla, and a sexy girl, from the poster, but instead a total different story. Jason meets this woman and follows her around like a lost puppy, trying to help her find this volcano. He does nothing but slow her down, why is she even allowing him to tag along? Enough about the storyline...its just too confusing.

Better writing, faster pace and subtitles would have greatly improved this film.


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Canada

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English

Release Date:

5 January 2021 (USA) See more »

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CAD1,000,000 (estimated)
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