It seems heroism has been forgotten in this country. Even the make-believe industry of entertainment has forgotten it. In fact, the only thing they can do for an action movie comeback was to 're-create' an old film that has been revived repeatedly & made the latest version still looking like it was produced from the last century. People who have missed the genre from local films openly welcomed a retired old timer (who's always been a villain) to do the lead part because they know there's no one else to portrait the part. Quel dommage! Maybe the show business has finally succumbed to Hollywood. It can't compete.
|Original film 1961 December 2011|
Same goes with Philippines' automobile industry. After the Toyota Tamarraw FX hit the road and changed (most) commuters life forever, no vehicle has become a hero yet. If one can't afford to take a cab, the FX will save you from the sweltering heat, the smoke, the dust, the noise you are to endure riding a jeepney or a tricycle. I'm more than happy to see other xuvs & vans followed its lead. But I'm hoping the Tamarraw FX will not be the last action hero on the road.
Besides, there are not enough trains to surrender to.