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This movie was terrible


This had to be one of the worst movies I have ever seen. It kept teasing you making you think you were going to see something happen. When in reality nothing happened at all. You don't even get to see his family at the end, and what the hell is up with the little kid eating Mcdonalds? Who cares about that stuff. Seeing the country itself was the only cool aspect to the movie. Other then that there is no point in watching this rubbish. Maybe if there was an explosion or if they showed more it would've been better.

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McDonald == USA
Terrorists are supposed anti-American.

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The point of the Mcdonalds is that this kid had to involve himself with a terrorist organization just to have money to feed himself and his family thereby conveying the severity of the poverty and how people become involved in this type of extremism at such a young age.

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The kid and Adam was also a parallel to each other. The kid had to do something bad to save his family. So did Adam by dropping the bomb to kill innocent people rather than to just have his tongue-less mother and finger-less sister saved. It is a decision to which they'll both have to live with for the rest of their lives. It showed that humans would rather have 10 dead than 2 dead as long as it doesn't involve their family. That's what poor people have to do and Adam was forced in that situation.

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oh poor terrorist...lets have pity on those people that can't find ways to feed themselves or family except through terrorizing and killing others. That's BS. get off your lazy ass and find a real job.

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You obviously missed the point of the entire movie. There was no need to see "something happen" in order to get the point of this movie. If you didn't like it then stick to the "Gone in 60 Seconds" and "Die Hard" type movies where loads of stuff blows up, that should keep you happy.

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die hard is awesome. this movie blows.

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I didn't really like the movie as well, though it had potential to be really promising. I guess you cant expect much from an indie film because of the limitations of money or w/e.

Being a fil-am myself, I understood the messages that Cavite was trying to convey. But i couldnt help not to notice that this movie seemed to be more of a "tour" of Cavite than anything else.

I watched this with my mom, whos lived in the Cavite region most of her life, she thought it was kind of funny how Adam would back track from place to place when the locales that he went to were so relatively close together.

But still though you gotta give credit to the director, it wasnt the worst movie i've ever seen but it could have done more to convey it's message.

Funny thing about the movie tho, my brother was watching this movie with us, he was commenting on getting one of those instant sweat dry collared shirts that Adam wore.

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okay? that last comment was really off the wall. anyway, i was lured into the film by the interesting character that somewhat annoyed and disturbed me. the filming is what kept me entertained. i thought the little symbolisms such as the mcdonalds is what gave this movie moments of pause and thought, as opposed to deducted from the experience. yes, it was more of a tour of Cavite then it was anything else. and i think that isn't really a bad thing. isn't the point of film somewhat also about taking your world and bringing it to another and vice versa, sharing and melding cultures. i think it had a lasting impression on me about the poverty that some face daily while we feed our faces full of fast food and as one person said, it was an example of a boy procuring food for his old grandmother while he eats it much like a skinny dog in a dirty street. it was to remind us of our "wasteful" lifestyle.
what i didn't like however, was yes, the abuse of the overly done topic of terrorists, which always go hand in hand with muslims since 9/11. i am interested in the topic just as much as the next person but not every terrorist scenario has to be about muslims. change the diaper already. the man on the phone was terribly pointless. he saw all as someone commented, which was very irritating, and obviously impossible. it seemed like an elaborate plot to make a guy make a moral decision. i kept trying to wonder if i missed the meaning behind that. it left you feeling very unsatisfied when you didn't get to see the family nor the terrorists. and without explaining a single thing. some hints would've been nice, but, i agree ... if you want bombs and explosions go watch mission impossible or 007. i enjoy the implied, subtle, more psychological films as opposed to the violent. and some people prefer that. so don't ever subscribe to ifc. get basic cable and watch tnt for those cheap thrills.

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This film was one of our Netflix picks. I thought it was excellent considering the low budget and small crew. I believe the point of the film was to show what a person will do when he feels he has no choice - whether to please Allah, save his family, achieve status, or fill his stomach. I think it did this very well by showing the desperation, fear, and conflict, and made me wonder what I would do if faced with such a choice. The gut-churning poverty and filth co-existing with the ever-present McDonald's effectively contrasted economic deprivation and corporate greed.

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Just as aside, McDonalds is outsold in the Philippines by a local hambuger joint, JolliBee, due the the Filipino preference for a more spicy burger and the availability vienna sausage spaghetti (no kidding). The point made by responders are interesting but there is also the pysche that Filipinos (along with other people in many third world countries) want "American" products and brands.

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