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‘Getting even better in passing of times’

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BLESSING – Bossing Vic Sotto calls the non-inclusion of “Enteng Kabisote 10” in this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival a “blessing in disguise.” He says the movie will have a longer playdate (opening Nov. 30) and he’ll have more time to enjoy Christmas with his family, especially wife Pauline Luna.

Vic recalls that when he had MMFF entries the past many years, he was busy and “ngarag” during the holidays, New Year included. But now he’ll be relaxed, “makakapahinga.”

Over the years, the lovable “Enteng Kabisote” has built a cult following, adults and (especially) children alike. He assures that “Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers” is bigger and better, “just like vintage wine it gets even better in the passing of times.”

VIC SPEAKING – Let’s listen to what Vic himself has to say.

“Yes! I’m happy to pitch in to avid movie buffs the tenth installation of “Enteng Kabisote” on the big screen. I can say that it’s the grandest but hardest to mount, story and cast-wise. I’m hats-off to our directors Tiny Y. Reyes and Marlon Rivera for coming up with a great entertaining film. They really did their best to make it another must-see just like its predecessors. Kudos to them! I’m very sure the public will love it,” he avers.

Many are curious how different the movie is from the previous Enteng materials.

“For one, we have to show something new considering that it’s our 10th sequel. Our loyal supporters deserve that. We made sure that the film will have a totally fresh look that even the so-called Millennials will get to appreciate it.

The plot is very contemporary and there are a lot of scenes where they can relate well.

“My character as Enteng is also different here. He’s no longer the usual Enteng people are used to seeing. He evolved with the times especially since in the story, he is now an iron works magnate. He went with the flow, so to speak.

So, my Enteng here has a wider reach or connection to the audience.

“He’s also got a new nemesis in the movie which is something new — a viral mysterious game application whose aim is humankind’s digital manipulation. In order to defeat such menace, he needs to form a group of extraordinary unusual and elusive beings who happen to be outcast ‘engkantados’ who, for sure, the viewers will like. They’ve got to see it to understand what I’m saying!”

STELLAR CAST – Apart from the story line, the Box-office King is proud of the project’s stellar cast.

“Here, I’m supported by my son Oyo Boy (Sotto), Epi Quizon, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Balesteros, Aiza Seguerra, Bea Binene, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Ken Chan, Ryza Cenon, Cacai Bautista, Simon Loresca, Atak and Rising Child Wonder Alonzo Muhlach. Joey (de Leon) will have special participation plus the phenomenal AlDub love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza.

The charming showbiz icon has another winner up his sleeves with “Enteng Kabisote 10 and the Abangers.”

“The title says it’s our 10th sequel. I promise them it will be ten times the fun and excitement. The whole team:

from direk Tony, direk Marlon, the producers (OctoArts, APT and M-Zet) to the cast, we feel proud and positive about our offering. It’s another major treat to the movie-going public,” says Vic.

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