06 Mar NEUROCINEMA: ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ is the Wave of the Future
JUAN SAYS: Movies are a great influence to today’s generation, and if this study proves to be true, the “Choose Your Own Adventure” format of that popular ’90s book of the same title, will add to the many facets of movie watching. You guessed it right, you, the audience, will get to decide the twists, turns and the ending of the movie. However, we feel that this “adventure” formula will not work with local movies produced since the current formula to sell is still the “happy-ever-after” predictable ending. Moreover, majority of the movies raking in millions come December are still the “sabaw” movies that the consuming “masa” have been fed through the years. “Enteng Kabisote,” “Private Benjamin” or any Kris Aquino movie will not fit this format for the simple reason that the level of acting in these types of movies are tailor fit not for the audience pleasure but actually the limited capability of the celebrities in these movies. Think about it, si Bimby, si Raiza Mae, si Vice Ganda, si Kris Aquino? Pwede ba silang umarte ng kakaiba? OR, you may have the option to kill the main character when she screams. BUT we’d rather have a replay brain sensor that that loops a scene that turns a horror flick scene into comedy. Haha. Dami naming tawa.