Attending history classes is not enough to actually know how the true General Antonio Luna. This is why “Heneral Luna,” the namesake biopic of one of the nation’s revolutionary heroes, proves to be the best way to get to know more about the General himself-as well as his adventures.
But seriously, why is “Heneral Luna” a movie you should not ever miss? Here are 4 reasons to check out:
- The characters are brought to life by a blockbuster cast. From bona fide actors such as John Arcilla, Mon Confiado, Noni Buencamino, and Leo Martinez, to the likes of Paulo Avelino, Alex Medina, and JoemBascon, this movie showcases the best of Pinoy cinema from different generations!
- General Luna was stripped off the ‘heroic’ virtues. The biopic showcased the real persona of Luna himself, as a short-tempered man yet a leader so brilliant for his time. Upon returning from exile in Spain, he immediately fought the Americans and gave the best piece of advice ever: “our enemies are ourselves.”
- The importance of freedom.Colonized by different countries, Heneral Luna wanted its audiences to remember how our heroes fought many battles just to achieve freedom for our country and its future. It also reminds its viewers to keep fighting against corruption, gluttony and crab mentality, which are few of the reasons why our country is still struggling today.
- The cinematography nailed it. Want to know how life was like during the late 1800s? The unique choice of music, the set, the costumes, and even the special effects-they all take you back in time when the country was on its way to fight not just Spain, but the United States as well.
Heneral Luna, directed by JerroldTarog, teaches a lot of lessons-not just about Luna himself but on how the nation struggled to fight for freedom at all costs. All you have to do is watch it.