APOCALYPSE CHILD REVIEWED
“Apocalypse Child” jumps a lot between Tagalog and English. Once I got past that, I got to see a quiet film about characters healing in an under-seen locale. After Dave Chappelle shared his views on The Philippines, I feel that we’re all good not having an American opine on the region for a bit. Still, this film is about the impact of American mythology on a people who don’t feel like they belong to that bigger dream. Given the nature of the film, you’ll marvel at its ability to dodge those larger issues/director’s names.
It feels like I’ve been tackling a ton of surfer movies recently. It’s just a coincidence and not Anderson finding a new hobby. Pick this one up and break out of your viewing habits. Candy Factory is releasing a ton of VOD movies recently that stack up to anything that the majors are releasing. So, I hope that you’re digging these bits of coverage.
- 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 4/18/17
- Film Score - 80%80%
The Plot Thus Far
The film is set in surfing town of Baler where Ford who is wasting his youth away. Named after Francis Ford Coppola. As another surfing season is ending, he is forced to confront his past, including the myths and myths about his life.