Jose Rizal Film Review

Topics: Philippines, José Rizal, Sangley Pages: 2 (828 words) Published: April 24, 2015
Republic of the Philippines
Antipolo Campus

NAME: Aileen J. Villacruz DATE: April 28, 2015 COURSE & YEAR: BEEd IIIPROFESSOR: Mr. Hernan E. Garado


A Critique Paper
Jose Rizal (1998) Film

As some says, Filipinos can easily forget. If this is true, it’s certainly hard to remember those who have died over a century ago. This is the challenge faced by the Filipinos in celebration of the 153rd anniversary of the birth of Jose Rizal. Since it’s been hundred years ago when Rizal was shot in Bagumbayan, it’s easy to think that he’s on the brink of forgetting for being our national hero. As forgetting sins against the people, it’s also dangerous to miss the life and legacy of one those who defy the colonizer. To ensure that we will not forget Rizal and his heritage, his life and memories were being raised on arts as wells as on television. There were lots of television documentary and films presented about the life and writings of our national hero. They were not different from what we've learned in high school and elementary school, a list, otherwise the date, location and author, and even women in the life of Rizal. Directed by Marilou Diaz-Abaya, the movie focuses on the condition of the society and also to the government at the time of the Spanish Colonization. With the use of the novels, "Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo" written by himself the Filipinos have been awaken to the reality such as the abusive ways of the Spaniards towards the Filipino people. It really gave the picture of abusing and oppression of the Spanish Government and also the Friars. Because of that, Dr. Jose Rizal finally realized that writing was the best way on how to awake the hearts of these poor Filipino and that the start of the climax, the start of fighting. Jose Rizal The movie is definitely one of the most beautiful and surprising and is considered a masterpiece. An art helpful for students to...
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