Ang Panday: The Remake, a Review
In this movie, it teaches about the courage. Courage does not come from the strength, which some abuses their power. And, courage does not come from the mind, even wisdom can be overpowered by greed. Courage comes from the heart where there is pure love.
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Ang Panday is an epic movie of the late Fernando Poe Jr., who is also known the idol of the masses. Now, this classic epic story, which is created originally by Carlo J. Caparas, is one of the entry of Metro Manila Film Festival 2009. This movie is produced jointly by GMA Films and Imus Production, and the two great directors are Mac Alejandre and Rico Gutierrez.
Fortunately, the movie, Ang Panday, won the title of Best Picture for this year Manila Film Festival. The actor, Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. won title of Best Actor. This movie is also a top grosser according to the official box office records released by the Metro Manila Film Festival executive committee. In addition, Philip Salvador won the Best Supporting Actor title, and Robert “Buboy” Villar won the title of Best Child Performer.
Flavio (portrayed by Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.) is a blacksmith who is destined to fulfill the prophecy. He took the metal coming from the meteor shower, and used it to formed a dagger. When he raised it up, it became a magical sword like King Arthur’s.
Other character includes Maria (portrayed by Iza Calzado), who is a mysterious woman and a love interest of Flavio. She has a magical powers that would fulfill Lizardo’s desire to become more powerful. On the other hand, Lizardo (portrayed by Philip Salvador) is a Demon creature who is trying to rule the world.
Additional characters in this story includes, Bagwis, the mythical dragon and a confidant of Flavio, who is there to give aid to Flavio when he is going to fight Lizardo as a giant cobra; Emelita (portrayed by Rhian Ramos) is a young teenager who can fight as a warrior, and she has an infatuation on Flavio; Celso (portrayed by Geoff Eigenmann), is a young archer who grew in a forest, and joined Flavio’s team to fight Lizardo; the playful Bugoy (portrayed by Robert Villar), also includes in this story, who is the grand son of Tatay Seloy (portrayed by Joonee Gamboa).
At the first attempt, Flavio turned by Lizardo to become blind and failed to save Maria. But, a mythical fairy Adora (portrayed by Anne Curtis) came to his aid and gave his sight back. He was encouraged by Adora to get his inner strength to fight back.
Unfortunately, Emelita was accidentally killed when she tried to save Flavio from Lizardo. Then, Flavio got his inner strength from the tragedy and he can handle his own strategy to fight back.