Hindi naman nagpanggap ang pelikula na may bongga plot ito. Sa katunayan, nasa publicity materials nila ang mga katagang "a very typical love story." Inaanyayahan tayo ng Saving Sally na i-enjoy lang kung paano inilalahad ang istorya. Parang isang kaibigan na nagkukuwento patungkol sa isang bagay na ordinaryo lang naman pero masarap pakinggan dahil sa ganda ng pagkakalahad nito. Maraming references sa UP, halata kung saan galing ang mga puso ng animators.
The future of Philippine animation.
Sure, we can dismiss the plot as cliche, contrived, and formulaic -- but that is refusing to take into account the animated enhancement to realize it as a truly human experience. There are few films in the live-action animated genre that I have seen to be done this well. If done wrong, it is a mess of cartoon characters mashed with big real life figures. If done right, it is a commentary on one's psyche, blurring the line between reality and fantasy in what is a true perception of the world.
One must not look further to see that this film brings forth a reinvigorated fervor for the potential that Filipino animation has. Bright and colorful contrasted with the gloomy and dark -- these visuals and striking lines create the surreal environment so essential to animation. It captures the childlike wonder of the world in our context -- with the hope that we may continue to have.
I had high expectations going in but I left the movie house wanting. Sure, it's different. But it's boring. The storyline is very basic and the acting is mediocre at best.
boring!! nakakainis!!! at sayang sa oras!!! ang pangit ng movie and the actor sucks!!
The story line is poor. Boring.
#SavingSally is kinda romantic cute and artistic.
Aw, I really wanted to love this movie, but the story was too simple. And I don't get why this movie was done in English, when some of the better parts of this film was when the characters were speaking in Tagalog. It just didn't feel natural, and oftentimes the dialogue would feel forced because of the English only policy. I would say that this hindered the movie from being elevated to the caliber they were probably expecting. I would say that the weakest part of this movie was the guy who played the lead character Marty. He was wasn't a particularly good actor, and I wish they got someone who spoke better English, because honestly, I felt like he dragged the whole thing down.
I do think the animation is impressive, and is this movie's one saving grace. There's no movie out in the country right now who's doing this style, and it's refreshing to know that it's possible in our country.
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