RUFFA MAE QUINTO , best known for her worthless and excruciatingly ‘boob-sy’ film outings may just be back with a vengeance in her latest starrer ‘ANG HULING HENYA’. Take note that this is directed by Marlon Rivera, THE Marlon Rivera who gave stench a better actress in Eugene Domingo as the septic tank woman. Rivera’s humor is stupefying as it is fresh ; so expect a better Ruffa Mae, or this would rather have the title : ‘ANG HULING FILM NI RUFFA MAE’ . Beat the plot : Miri is trapped in her past and this time her whole past comes crashing back into her life: old dead secrets, her dead parents, and even the walking dead. Miri’s return to Manila only brings her back to more trouble – the personal kind. Even as a young girl, Miri believed she is responsible for her parents death and the guilt kept her from building healthy relationships with those around her specially with her younger brother Mark. Miri Alvarez, is one of the best agents of an international group organized to protect scientists and inventors from a tech-grabbing group called The Agency. But Miri is hot headed and refuses to follow orders. In one rescue operation, Miri’s refusal to follow protocol gets her long-time partner killed. Miri is suspended and sent back to Manila. Hmmm, sounds like a pirated and anemic take on several scifi pics we all love to miss watching but perhaps watching this action-comedy-horror adventure might just be the best solace for the poorer among us to skip three meals and laugh away our cares!
- Booba is now ‘Henya’ (manilastandardtoday.com)