So as promised, I will be watching the entries for this year’s Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino and my first film this year is from CineBandits Production entitled Watch Me Kill. The story evolves in an assassin (Jean Garcia) who kept killing as a job but also became a victim of a bigger plot she never thought she’ll get involved with. Along her journey, she encounter a young girl that totally changed her narrative. When she finally completes her mission, she lets the girl flee safely, but eventually takes her in and watches over her. As she takes on killing jobs with the little girl in tow, she begins to question her purpose.
LET’s WATCH THE TRAILER
To tell you honestly, when I first saw the trailer in the cinema while watching Just A Stranger Film, I find it odd that I thought the film gave away everything in the teaser. But surprised to see that there is something really going on with the story. My first impression was wrong. And I love how it surprised me.
Acierto’s attempt to action movie succeeded when he decided not to overkill the main character. While it is very hard to create such a protagonist in an action film, he managed to deliver Luciana’s (Jean Garcia) character into the wild. Jean Garcia on the other hand will surely pass as action heroine with her subtle acquisition of the character that consumes her naturally.
The film is dark yet there is a tremendous amount of artistic touch based on its own cinematography and taste. I like how Acierto build up the curiosity towards the end that the twist will shock you while sitting. It is not an easy journey for a two-hour film but the end will justify the means.
Over-all, I was satisfied with how it ended given that the scenes deserve an ending like that.
Also in the film: Jay Manalo, Aika Rapay, Junyka M. Santarin, Rodolfo Muyuela, Althea Vega, Bodjie Pascua, Francis Mata and Erlinda Villalobos.
Watch Me Kill is now showing today September 13 in theatres nationwide as part of the 2019 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino.