A rich history of beach ball movies explains our natural objection to musical films.
Before we could even enjoy talented actors bursting into song and dance, there were action, comedy and action-comedy stars singing off key to their leading ladies, a mob of noontime show dancers in the background.
These made the notion of local films — more so a Filipino musical film with singing -- something to avoid.
Until Studio 5 and Unitel, through writer-director Chris Martinez finally decided to create something inspired by one of the country's most influential musical groups, the APO Hiking Society.
They braved the single genre that Filipino filmmakers almost never touch, save for "Emir," and ended up creating what could be the year's best local commercial film.
"I Do Bidoo Bidoo: Heto nAPO Sila!" tells the story of two young lovers, Rock (Sam Concepcion) and Tracy (Tippy Dos Santos) coping with the realities of adulthood.
APO has been covered and given tributes so many times, it's almostRead More »from A benchmark for Pinoy musical films