Verdict: Proceed with Caution

Pinoy Rebyu Score: 2.50 (9 ratings)

Genre: Drama, Horror

Writers/Directors: Ivan Zaldarriaga, Brandon Relucio

Cast: Franco Reyes, Mercedes Cabral, Rez Cortez, Donna Gimeno

Synopsis: Di Ingon Nato (Not Like Us) is the story of far–flung villagers in a Cebu boondock and how they respond to a zombie infestation. Armed with their old age beliefs and practices, the narrative is a fresh take on the zombie genre and boondock sensibilities.

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Reviews:

3.5          Ian Urrutia (Pinoy Cinema Tumblr)

“Gorefest kung gorefest. Parang George Romero meets Richard Somes’ Yanggaw ang peg. Medyo underdeveloped lang yung story at medyo obvious yung mga loopholes, pero overall—very promising.”

3.0          Carl Papa (Whatever, Carl)

“I was worried to see this film because of Zombadings and its success. I was thinking that the movie would be seen as a knock off or something.  Turns out it was a really good suspense, horror zombie flick which stands on its own quite well.  I admit however that some story fragments are better than others.” (Read full review)

3.0          Epoy Deyto (Kawts Kamote)

“May good points din naman ito, maganda nang start para sa mga susunod pang zombie projects, sana gumawa pa sila ng ganito. Si Mercedes Cabral ang pinakamagandang zombie sa balat ng lupa.”

2.5          Philbert Dy (Click the City)

“The film is pretty great when it sticks with the farmer, the scenes moody and tense, the eventual loss of the character so deeply felt. Everything else feels a little loose, the other characters slowly catching up to what the farmer already knows. The edit is loose, and the film’s repeated use of nature inserts gets really annoying by the halfway point.” (Read full review)

2.5          Andre Ricarte (goddre.blogspot)

“The film also suffers from weak dialogues. The characters’ back-and-forth seemed so empty. The recorded voices were also at sometimes too low which made the conversations inaudible.” (Read full review)

2.0          Don Jaucian (Pelikula Tumblr)

“Despite its indulgence in artsy Mallick-like shots, Di Ingon Nato can be somewhat a disappointment. It bears a distinctly Filipino worldview in the scheme of the zombie myth, but it instead trips, delivering a half-baked concept that needs more time hewing a stronger script and more likable batch of characters (it wasted an otherwise competent batch of actors). Directors Brandon Relucio and Ivan Zaldarriaga have a frightening monster in their hands. It just needs more polishing and sculpting.” (Read full review)

2.0          Eduardo Dayao (Piling Piling Pelikula)

“But its second half, set in a nameless town, where all this panic and vulnerability is meant to curdle into a delicious hysteria, is a badly-acted gruesomely-imagined shambling lack of anywhere to go.” (Read full review)

2.0          Sanriel Ajero (Another Sani Day)

“Would’ve wanted a short film on the Mercedes and the Franco guy storyline instead. Middle part kinda dragged and was just filled with endless devouring (that are laughable).”

2.0          Jay-r Trinidad (Cinephiles)

“Too many ‘art’ shots. OK sana kaso hindi tumugma masyado sa theme ng pelikula. Pero props to the props, lalo na yung mga dugo-dugo + at times may mga splatter sa camera, which was kind of pampagising. Sana hindi tumatakbo yung mga hindi dapat tumakbo, magagalit si Romero niyan e. :)”

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