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Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral (2018)

Goyo: Ang batang heneral (original title)
The story of Gregorio 'Goyo' del Pilar, one of the youngest Generals during the Philippine-American War who fought in the historic Battle of Tirad Pass.

Director:

Jerrold Tarog

Writers:

Rody Vera (screenplay), Jerrold Tarog (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paulo Avelino ... Gregorio del Pilar
Carlo Aquino ... Vicente Enriquez
Arron Villaflor ... Joven Hernando
Mon Confiado ... Emilio Aguinaldo
Jeffrey Quizon ... Apolinario Mabini (as Epy Quizon)
Alvin Anson ... Jose Alejandro
Gwen Zamora ... Remedios Nable Jose
Che Ramos ... Hilaria Aguinaldo
Rafael Siguion-Reyna ... Julian del Pilar (as Rafa Siguion-Reyna)
Benjamin Alves ... Manuel L. Quezon
Arthur Acuña ... Manuel Bernal
Jojit Lorenzo ... Miguel Laureano
Tomas Santos ... Angel Bernal
Empress Schuck ... Felicidad Aguinaldo
Carlo Cruz ... Juan Del Pilar
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The story of Gregorio 'Goyo' del Pilar, one of the youngest Generals during the Philippine-American War who fought in the historic Battle of Tirad Pass.

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog | English | Spanish

Release Date:

5 September 2018 (Philippines) See more »

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Dolby Atmos (in selected theatres)| Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This movie is a sequel of Heneral Luna (2015), also directed by Jerrold Tarog. See more »

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A Different Kind of Treat!
24 September 2018 | by fudgenineteenSee all my reviews

Reading Gregorio del Pilar's life in my history books has always painted this image of a brave young hero who selflessly died for our country - leading his short life of 24 with nobility and grace. Almost a perfect young man that deserves all the praises. However, the movie, Goyo; Ang Batang Heneral, painted a different picture of the young hero.

In this narration, Goyo is painted far from his image of being a celebrated hero. He has been stripped of all the praises afforded him throughout Philippine history. Instead, Goyo is depicted as the flawed gullible young man. He blindly follows the instructions of his president, Emilio Aguinaldo, which then leads to the question of whether he really had the burning passion of fighting for our country. Perhaps he was just a young man forced to be a part of a war he knew nothing about? The movie even begs the question whether Goyo's failures and eventual demise were due to his ego that people around him have meticulously reared.

This movie ultimately made me question my assumptions. It urged me to think and be critical. Not to mention, the movie likewise treats its viewers with aesthetic brilliance - from the topnotch cinematography, production design, and a moving music score. For that, I would have to say that the movie has catapulted to the ranks of great classics and a must watch for everyone. Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral is definitely a different kind of treat that prompts the viewers to be critical while pleasing them with creative prowess.


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