T2: Tenement 2

A film review.

On April 11th I watched the film T2, Star Cinema’s latest horror film directed by Chito S. Roño. The film revolves around a Save an Orphan volunteer who, in the process of bringing an orphan back to Manila, discovers that the orphan is being followed by Engkantos, a supernatural creature in Filipino folklore.

Compared to past Filipino films that revolve around horror and the supernatural and/or play with special effects, I think that T2 is quite an outstanding accomplishment in Philippine cinema. I’ve seen a handful of poorly made “professional” films with clumsy editing, a rough story line and less-than-mediocre “special effects”. However, this film has a smooth flowing plot and displays an evident growth in terms of visual effects. T2 was able to receive an appropriate audience response of shock and entertainment, and I enjoyed it as well.


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