On the verge of the promotion of the movie film entries for the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2017 the television host and comedian Vice Ganda together with his co-actor and actress are busy also promoting their movie Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad.
The launching of the film in the Enchanted Kingdom was jammed pack. There he was asked on how much he wants the movie to earn. With full brightness, the television host Vice Ganda answered the question on how much he wants the movie to earn he said "P1 Billion, P1 Billion, P1 Billion. Pag binigay, eh, di bongga! Clap! Clap! Clap! Champion! (P1 Billion, P1 Billion, P1 Billion. If it will be given then it fabulous! Clap! Clap! Clap! Champion!)"
The movie Gandarrappido: The Revenger Squad is an official entry to the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival. The Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and the teen king Daniel Padilla will star in the movie also.
He also added that if his wish will not be granted then must be something else better for them. "Pag hindi, thank you pa rin. Kasi for sure, may ibibigay pa rin na malaki sa amin ang Diyos. Kasi pinagtrabahuhan ng maraming tao ito, eh, kaya alam kong ibe-bless ng Diyos. Pinagtrabahuhan ng marami at ginawa namin ‘to nang may magandang intensyon, hindi pera-pera lang, (If not, then it is still a thank you. Because for sure, God will give us another thing much bigger. It is created by many people that is why it will be blessed by God. Many works for this and it was made with good intentions, not only for the sake of money)" according to Vice Ganda.
According to the "It's Showtime" host-comedian Vice Ganda, there is nothing wrong to have high ambition. He said, "Kini-claim ko lang naman, eh. Eh, powerful ang words, di ba? Naririnig ako ng universe lalo pa't katabi ko ang Miss Universe (Pia), di ba (I just have to claim it. Words are powerful right? The Universe hears me especially that the Miss Universe is beside me (referring to the Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach), right?)" He added "Kailangan daw ibato sa universe yun, eh… yung mga wishes mo, yung mga magagandang intensyon mo. Kasi, naririnig niya, ibinibigay niya sa yo. Kaya mas kampante ako. Kasi, kaibigan ko for the past years ang universe. Eh, naging malapit pa sa akin ang Miss Universe. Kaya feeling ko, ang lakas-lakas ko na. (There is a need to throw to the universe, your wishes, and your good intentions. Because He hears us, He will give it to you.
That is why I am very complacent because for the past years I am friend with the universe. In addition, the Miss Universe got close to me that is why I feel stronger)."
The comedian-host was asked if he still feels pressure in the upcoming movie. He answered "May pressure siyempre, Pero yung pressure, tapatan mo lang din ng konting yabang, yung ganun, (There is still pressure but the pressure can be challenge by a little of egoism.)" He added "Ang isa pang pressure sa akin ay siguraduhing laging maganda yung movies na ginagawa ko.
Pero yung tulad ng dati na aligaga ako, tanong nang tanong kung magkano na ang kinita ng pelikula ko, nalampasan ko na yon, (Another pressure on me is to make the movie that I'm making good. But compared to my other project before that I'm very worried, always asking how much is the gross of the movie, I'm over with that stage.) "
For the record, Vice and Coco Martin still hold the highest grossing Filipino film of all time that earns as much as P590 million in their movie The Super Parental Guardians that was aired in cinemas all over the Philippines last year November 2016. The Super Parental Guardians is action comedy film starring Vice Ganda and Coco Martin. The film is directed by Joyce Bernal and is under the production of Star Cinema.
The film marks the second film of Coco with Vice after their blockbuster tandem in the 2015 movie Beauty and the Bestie. The movie now holds the title of being the highest grossing Filipino film of all time in Philippine cinema history beating the film Beauty and the Bestie which was also starred by Vice Ganda and Coco Martin. The film also holds the highest opening day gross of all Filipino films of all time that reach the amount of ₱75 million.
An issue was also open during the launching of the movie about the conflict between the two friends Coco Martin and Vice Ganda. People speculated that the issue is true because Vice has his own movie for the Metro Manila Film Festival while Coco Martin has his own entry the "Ang Panday".
But the comedian-host clear the issue saying that there is no conflict between them. He answered "Hindi po kami magkaaway. At saka matagal na namin yang sinagot. Paulit-ulit lang din kayo nagtatanong at gusto n'yo yatang marinig sa amin na, ‘Magkaaway po kami.' (We are not at conflict. Besides it's been a while that we answered it. You are also asking it over and over and that you want to hear from us that we are really in conflict)." The comedian-host said that the issue was already addressed by Coco Martin. Vice said "Sinagot na rin ni Coco yan. Hindi kami magkaaway. ‘Yung trilogy, hindi nangyari, pero hindi nangangahulugang hindi na mangyayari. Mahaba pa ang tatakbuhin ng career ni Coco and hopefully, ako rin naman.
At marami pang pagkakataon para gumawa ng pelikula. (Coco already answered that. We are not in conflict. The trilogy of our movie did not happened but it does not mean that it will not happened anymore. There is a long way to go of Coco Martin's career and hopefully mine also.)"
1 billion gross for a movie is a bit ambitious but we don't know the future yet, maybe this movie might be a big hit. Here are some of the things to watch out for the must-see movie of the year. ‘Gandarrapido: The Revenger Squad' is Pia Wurtzbach's comeback to the big screen. Before filming, Pia requested to get an acting refresher because her last movie role was back in 2012 before being crowned Miss Universe. Next is the costume changes of Pia Wurtzbach. It's no secret Pia Wurtzbach is a beautiful woman. Compared to her co-stars Pia will have the most costume changes in the movie. In the trailer we already saw the signature golden superhero outfit, her red leather get up while on the racing tracks to her brown dress during a slap fight with Vice's character.
When the movie comes out, we'll get to see more of Pia's other costumes. Because even though you're a superhero it doesn't mean you can't look good while saving the world. Subsequent, Pia does her own stunts. She wanted to stay true to being the strong woman that she is. She had to train for her stunts instead of using a stunt double. Besides being a beauty queen, she can also do a few kicks and punches. She even had to wear a harness under her bodysuit which made it difficult during shooting.
It was challenging for her part but based on the trailer, even a sexy suit she can still fight hard. Then, Vice plays a superhero with amnesia. It is very interesting to see a superhero who has no idea who they are. Lastly, Daniel Padilla plays a fast superhero named Rapido. While DC has their fastest man alive "The Flash," and Marvel has Quicksilver, the Revenger Squad has Rapido. Daniel plays Chino, a young man who wants to be a soldier. But Vice's character Emy doesn't want him to commit the same mistakes she did whatever they may be.
Instead, she wishes Chino to live a quiet life of a bank teller and not put his life in any danger. But when Chino turned 21 his powers were activated. He takes the identity of Rapido and uses his powers for good. Since he can't become a soldier being an actual superhero is the next best thing for him. Daniel is not new to action stunts. He is trained to do a few stunts on his show with his love team partner Kathryn Bernardo on "La Luna Sangre." A report Daniel usually does his own action stunts. So just like Pia, Daniel did not use a stunt double while filming the movie.