WHILE ‘ANG BABAE SA Septic Tank 2: Forever is not Enough’ is a good follow-up to the first film, ‘Ang Babae sa Septic Tank’ released in 2011, it fell short of the viewers’ expectation.

It is funny, yes. Eugene Domingo delivered her performance well, yes. Yet, those were what we were expecting of the film. It doesn’t have the kick. It lacks gimmick. It didn’t give us a blast.

Well, we can neither blame its producers nor Marlon Rivera‘s direction. They did well. The film was above average. The first film, being the Philippines’ official entry to the 2011 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film in 2011, aside from its successful run in the local theaters confirmed by the high ticket sales was indeed a tough one to follow.

Don’t get us wrong. The MMFF 2016 entry is hilarious. Just what like the film suggests, it is Domingo’s return, and she gave us what we deserve. Chris Martinez’ writing is superb. The problem, however, is with anyone that expects too much from the second installation of the film but failed to see its awesomeness.

Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2 stars Eugene Domingo, Joel Torre and Jericho Rosales.
Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2 stars Eugene Domingo, Joel Torre, and Jericho Rosales. Also part of the cast (not in the photo) are Kean Cipriano, Cai Cortes, and Kahlil Ramos.

The best take out the moviegoers would get from it would be, aside from educating us by making fun of how a romantic comedy movie is made, is the use of scenes viewers would talk about even after watching it, and there were a lot of them.

We loved how it satirizes the mainstream industry this time, its use of various elements that make us all laugh our hearts out. The use of Jericho Rosales and Joel Torre alternately as the leading men were the most awesome of them all.

The film is maybe about Domingo but having her performed ‘Forever is not Enough’ and play a Ukelele at the same time, across Fil-Spanish actor, Gui Adorno was just beautiful.

Like the first one, ‘Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2’ has its own greatness. It may not surpass the success of the first film, having the film on the roster of this year’s MMFF films is enough. Will we recommend it? Yes. Go, watch the film.

Rating: 7/10

Note: ‘Ang Babae sa Septic Tank 2: Forever is not Enough’ is one of the eight film entries in the Metro Manila Film Festival 2016. We will do our best to watch and review all the films on this blog within the week. Read the rest of our reviews by clicking this link.

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