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Goyo: The Boy General (2018)

Goyo: The Boy General is a movie starring Paulo Avelino, Carlo Aquino, and Arron Villaflor. The story of Gregorio 'Goyo' del Pilar, one of the youngest Generals during the Philippine-American War who fought in the historic Battle of...

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  • Genre: Action | Biography
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.26G
  • Resolution: 1280*800 / 23.976 fpsfps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 155
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for Goyo: The Boy General (2018) 720p

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.

The Director and Players for Goyo: The Boy General (2018) 720p

[Director]Jerrold Tarog
[Role:]Mon Confiado
[Role:]Arron Villaflor
[Role:]Carlo Aquino
[Role:]Paulo Avelino

The Reviews for Goyo: The Boy General (2018) 720p

We all remember that he was a general, but we forgot how he was also just a boy.Reviewed byThingamagingyyVote: 10/10

We all know about the repeats of the themes of how we have too much faith in our heroes - that they're imperfect, and how it questions Filipinos habit of just following orders, but to me, there is more to the story about that.

It's also about youth, and how it was taken away with the war.

Imagine an average man at the age of 23 today, maybe this would even be you or someone you know, and the last thing you can imagine for someone like that is to be a major war hero, but this is what he was like. People grew up too fast, and while people may say - history is repeating itself - it is, but not as much as people say. Most of us are living in peace, not always in happiness or in adequate wealth for basic needs, but yes in peace. And we take that for granted today - not just in the Philippines but around the world.

The Philippine-American war was rough, and that's the least I could put it. It's not just asking whether to question authority - many people by now know how to - but it's more in the lines of - even if we do question authority, what could we possibly do to it? I won't spoil the rest of the movie, but in the beggining - in a scene torturing a traitor for information, the traitor screamed at him. "You're not a soldier, haha. You're a dog!" he says. He leaves the scene emotionless, hiding any emotions he might have beneath the surface.

But really, it seemed to repeat how a lot of people around the world acts like. Maybe the boy general was a dog, but so was the traitor. I'm not saying there was some higher up he was being obedient to too, but it's his faith to believe in his own hatred and anger. The truth is there was no one who is obedient only to himself. We have to have faith in something - at least the faith that the whole world is real and we're not just brains in a reality simulator machine as modern proponents of Descartes might put it, but faith in what we really value. Whether that is religion, science, romance, money, family, country or more, we all dedicate ourselves to some kind of image.

The Philippines is not the only country in the world with infighting among them. We have the differences between Liberal and Republican Americans. The difference between the more famous northern Italy of the Renaissance and the less famous southern Italy wanting to catch up. The difference between the yellow shirts of Thailand who want to stay loyal to the conservative values of the king or the red shirts who are asking for democracy. We see how the Protestant and Catholic Irish have once fought, and so on and so on. But somehow history repeats itself.

In the end, this movie for me asks this question the most. "What is faith?" What is the nature of faith? Should we have faith? Does faith come from believing in something or letting go of the need to believe in something for sure? What's the difference between reasonable faith and blind faith? Are all types of having faith in something equal, and if not, what is worth believing in the most?

In the context of fighting for a country after all, we cannot fight together without our own cultural imagination. We don't know most people in our country and yet we we believe in them. We don't know whether what we're doing will actually work for sure in the world, and yet we believe in them. We don't know whether our values, whether with other values or alone, will bring us lasting happiness but yet we believe in them.

But somehow it is reasonable to have this faith, because even if we don't know this, we know for sure what will happen if we don't believe in them.

We can only have true faith in others if we have faith in ourselves. To not believe in anyone else's ability to change, means that you believe the same in yourself.

So can I ask again. Does history really repeat itself? Even if it does, just how much? What has changed in the Philippines and the world since then? The answer to progress might lie in adapting to that.

Dialectics of Philippine HistoryReviewed byfilmreviewphVote: 8/10

Goyo, Ang Batang Heneral is not just a period film re-telling our History, neither a simple account of what transpired in the battle of Tirad Pass against the Americans, and not just an artistic expression of the director and the writers; "Goyo" is a film that defines and connects our past to our present plight as a People and as a Nation and the dialectics of our history--We are because of what we were and we will be for what we are now.

The film gives the audience a sharp and deeper insight about us Filipinos-past and present. In one of the dialogues of Apolinario Mabini in the film that really struck me and it was mentioned 3 times, if I remember it right. I may not be able to recall the exact lines but let me paraphrase it; "The Americans have always regarded the Filipinos to be like children, and there may be some truth to that". What is the subtext of the line then? Our leaders are like children-immature and selfish, prioritizing their own Political Agenda, always wanted to ensure hold of power and personal convenience. And these things affected our struggle against colonial rulers and our quest for freedom. Sadly, these children-like traits are still prevalent in our present leadership as the struggle of every Filipino shifts not from Colonial rule but against poverty, inequality, corruption and abuse of power with emphasis on the treachery and betrayal of some of our fellow Filipinos serving their personal interests.

"Goyo" is a well-written screenplay, the main plot as told by Apolinario Mabini (played by Eppie Quizon) describes the internal machinations among the Filipino Generals and Aguinaldo during the Philippine-American War. While sub-plots depicting the perspectives and experiences of Joven Hernando (played by Arron Villaflor) who typifies a Filipino caught in between crossfires; and Goyo-Del Pilar (played by Paulo Avelino) despite being a General who is notable for his courage, in the battles he won and a mercenary henchman against Filipinos opposing Aguinaldo, was depicted to be more human having a conscience that chases him in his nightmares and dreams.

The approach to reality shifts from realism to surreal, while dialogues use contemporary language with a blend of lyrical phrasing that made the interaction between characters easy to understand and relate with.

Cinematography is commendable without any effort to make the scene superfluously dramatic that includes the camera shots, angles and movement. Color and texture of the film brings you to the era of 1890's without much of sepia or black and white schemes.

Just like in any period film, Production design has always been challenging, like Katipunero's or Soldiers uniform to be very neat like a newly tailored fit; a location where houses and other structures are obviously fabricated and constructed.

I laud "Goyo" Production Designer for an excellent job, gone are the uniforms of the Soldiers who look like freshly ironed even after a battle and no more hand props that look unreal. There may still be issues with the details like texture and finish windows, wall or roofing; structures that are still obviously fabricated, which maybe improved on the next period films. Remarkably, the production design has given the audience the experience of 1890's era.

The music score is also notable as it served its purpose of complimenting the development of the Film. It was designed to accentuate key sequences, and share with the audience the same level of emotion as the characters in the film have.

Bravo! Paulo Avelino, Alvin Anson, Mon Confiado, Arthur Acuna, Jeffrey Quizon, Carlo Aquino and Gwen Zamora for an outstanding performance.

Kudos to Director Jerrold Tarog, Screenwriter Rody Vera, Producers of Artikulo Uno, Cast and Crew!!

Another movie about a part of Philippine historyReviewed byleighnufuarVote: 8/10

Personally, I prefer Heneral Luna more than Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral. Although the two films are undeniably great on their own, I think the cinematography and script of Heneral Luna was able to tell a story about a part of Philippine history better than this film. Nevertheless, Goyo is a masterpiece on its own.

This film was able to capture the struggles of Goyo as one of the youngest Generals in the Philippines. Though he was portrayed in the film as a ladies man and a brave soldier, he was also depicted as a kid who is still trying to figure himself out. There were scenes where he would remind himself that he is an eagle, but there were also scenes where his PTSD would make him numb. I think these contrasts show that heroes are still humans who are not as perfect as what most people portray them to be.

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