The film just makes him out to be crazy but also strangely patient. If he wants to do real harm to this family, he’s going about it in a needlessly complicated, roundabout way.
The film basically contrives a crisis so that these men can have more motivation to do the jobs that they have already been hired to do.
This is a very straightforward, almost classic action film that is enhanced by a certain sense of self-awareness.
The film may have sense of humor about it, but it’s no excuse for the rampant laziness at play.
The whole thing seems to be about getting to certain scenes without having to do the work of building to them.
The premise behind everything that happens has potential, but the film is telling the story from a very limited perspective, one that happens to involve some very outlandish element that only serve to highlight the artificiality of the emotions at play.
This film takes on the appearance of your average prestige historical drama, but it quickly reveals itself to be something quite different.
Lily makes for an interesting double feature with another film in the lineup, Si Magdalola at ang mga Gago.
The film is most entertaining outside of the main story, when it’s just exploring the specifics of this magical setting.
All that one really needs to know is that it is a brutally unsentimental piece of science fiction, asking big questions about humanity’s place in the ecosystem, and the struggle to survive in a world that is becoming increasingly hostile.