With great visuals, comes a great storyline.
On the other hand, the local’s longing for an eye-soothing atmosphere, the storylines are compromised, leading to a depreciation of the screenplay.
Evidently, the generation’s tech-heavy taste resulted in a general appreciation of the art form. As well as expanding the palates of the viewers and the film industry in the country.
Shifting Tides in Demand
Riding waves in a form of media exposure caused by internet fame, Pinoy films have a distinct look and story clichés. From protagonist kidnappings to the police force appearing at the last minute of the encounter. The observation in dipping toes on new genres and scenes, engaged by directors.
Furthermore, the abandonment of old clichés into new ones is evident resulting in viewer taste to be appreciative of “aesthetic” films, particularly categorized with generally eye-pleasing colors, though the story is lacking. The 2020 film, Dead Kids, under Mikhail Redd is notable for the said “foreign quality”. Even with its dead acting cast salvaged by cinematic tropes.
The Netflix Effect on Pinoy Films
Ever since the streaming giant Netflix entered the Philippine media, engagement with certain Pinoy films has been increasing. This connected with the mass production of films throughout the years. As if the target is to land a deal with the platform. A huge trade-off for the quality of films, in terms of story and pace.
However, Movies are the result of different artistic elements of visual and auditory. In which the balance between the two is essential for a film’s success. The contribution of Netflix in increased inclination toward movies with “orange and teal” backed up with indie artists’ one-hit wonders. Notable in 2018’s “Sid and Aya: Not A Love Story” by Irene Villamor, which sparked a dawn of “indie-hybrids”.
Beyond the traditional Pinoy Film
The new age of Pinoy film has highly-acclaimed products. These films cemented its name, not just in the country. In addition, the international stage, such as Fan Girl by Antoinette Jadaone. Filipiñana by Rafael Manuel with George Lucas Award (Grand Prix Award), Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia, Japan.
Additionally, this means that there are a lot of Filipino films to discover. Furthermore, the overall changes in the industry have only directed the viewers into a rabbit hole of better films. In terms of acting, directing, and cinematography. There is a lot to explore and this is just a start for a reformed film industry in the country. Art is a reflection of the present, and to see the Philippines evolving means that it will only grow through the years.