Watching this film gives you hope na may pag-asa talaga ang mainstream local movie industry (apart from your "gasgas na gasgas" na love story format about love triangle, mistresses, etc etc); quality film muna bago ang kikitain sa takilya!
Proudly Philippine-made whose story still is extremely relevant in todays times.
Introspectively stirring. Makes me very very very mad with Politicians who are corrupt and selfish!
Definitely an eye opener to what actually happened in the history of the Philippines (those not discussed in History classes).
Well acted by almost everyone in the cast, Heneral Luna seems like a good cinematic portrayal of one of our greatest Generals and the times he in which he lived. I must say, I was in awe of the flashback sequence during the 2nd half of the film, which was seamless and of top notch quality (pang-Hollywood)! Kudos to the Director and his Director of Photography on that scene; really shows the Pinoys have the talent to be with the best of the cinematic world.
[On the minor nega side, it's rather too graphic on one or two occasions which didn't seem necessary; and the realities of budget were quite evident during the "epic" digmaan (war) scenes.]
Overall, I'm glad Philippine cinema producers still do these types of projects. Keep it up! And yes, creative license can be done for cinematic value, but not too much.
And please... Less of the excessive sequels, please... No more Shake Rattle 15 or Mano Po 8 or My Little Bossing 3.
Worth watching. An amazing showcase of Filipino filmaking talent! Please support quality local movies!