Philippines and Rizal

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Jan Napoleon P. IgnacioBSA -3D

When the film Jose Rizal was about to play I had so many thoughts in my mind. Because from what I have heard about Rizal’s life through our teacher and other people he was one of the heroes who was criticized most. Because of his works and all girls that he have encountered in his life. My mind was overflowing with joy in what I have to witness. Rizal’s character was being acted by one of the great actor of his generation. It was Caesar montano. I have seen some of his roles in other movies and loves doing his best in every scene. So I suppose that the movie will start and end up great. First thing that I noticed in the movie was the girl naked and about to be laid by a friar. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t notice it because of the naked women but because of the friar who was about to do that to a woman. Because we can see now in our times that that act can be punishable as to life of imprisonment and yet in those days it was like nothing so special about it.as the film goes on I noticed that one of the strengths of Jose Rizal is the incorporation of the characters of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo in the life of Rizal and of the Filipinos in general. This only shows that the two books are reflections of the lives of the Filipinos during the Spanish regime. But the thought and noble ideas of the book do not only live in the past but also in the present manifesting the universality and immortality of Rizal's ideas. The beautiful transition of Rizal's time and the setting of the two novels is really impressive. One must have really read the books to better appreciate the movie JoseRizal. I must also say that I can somehow relate to the life of Ibarra and simoun in wich times I have struggled to be stepped at and look down and there’s nothing I can do about it. Sometimes I feel what they feel, I feel so angry that I want to hurt other people in order to have my revenge. But like rizals novels nothing can ever be done in...
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