Reviews

  • Aug 19, 2007

    A Filipino-American film about the Second World War which displays a bit of an overhang from the American colonial period. Oriental representations of American Pacific territories and the vulnerabilities of the American (women) population to the unpredictability of its 'savage'/semi-civilized colonial subjects dot the entire film. In the end, the central character played by the late actor Fernando Poe, Jr. manages to redeem the Filipino in the gaze of American imperialism through loyalty in the face of the horrors of war.

    A Filipino-American film about the Second World War which displays a bit of an overhang from the American colonial period. Oriental representations of American Pacific territories and the vulnerabilities of the American (women) population to the unpredictability of its 'savage'/semi-civilized colonial subjects dot the entire film. In the end, the central character played by the late actor Fernando Poe, Jr. manages to redeem the Filipino in the gaze of American imperialism through loyalty in the face of the horrors of war.

  • Aug 19, 2007

    This is a World War II flick about a group of Filipino and American soldiers taking on an army of Japanese soldiers holed up in a convent. This one feels like a Samuel Fuller war picture but with extra cheese and a bit more humor. I'm expecting Quentin Tarantino's World War II movie, "Inglorious Bastards", to reference this movie somehow.

    This is a World War II flick about a group of Filipino and American soldiers taking on an army of Japanese soldiers holed up in a convent. This one feels like a Samuel Fuller war picture but with extra cheese and a bit more humor. I'm expecting Quentin Tarantino's World War II movie, "Inglorious Bastards", to reference this movie somehow.