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"Gameboys: The Movie" follows the story of gamers turned lovers Cairo and Gavreel as they get to spend time together in Gavreel's house a few weeks before Cairo returns to his province. What starts out as a romantic holiday for the young couple turns into a relationship test that they have to overcome. Cairo is faced with the reality of his imminent departure, while Gavreel is compelled to make a life-changing decision. After defying distance and even the pandemic, will Cairo and Gavreel be able to prove once again that their love for each other is strong enough to withstand fate and circumstance? (Source: IMDb) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Türkçe
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • Country: Philippines
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2021
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 2,643 users)
  • Ranked: #1120
  • Popularity: #2478
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Bangbangbang
21 people found this review helpful
Jul 30, 2021
Completed 2
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.5

Mahal kita (I love you)

This film is indeed a long time coming. Being born from the initial outbreak and lockdown in the Philippines, Gameboys is an inspiring piece of work that reminds us that even through great adversity, love and family are still the most powerful things we have.

The film is a fabulous mix of the camera style we got to love from the original series, while also expanding upon it with scenes where our beloved characters are seen actually together in person. The obvious juxtaposition of the movie from the original series is just amazing to see, while the cinematography and the obvious regard of color theory was just exquisite. Its production is the opposite of disingenuous to its fans, and we loved to see it.

The story is a direct sequel to the events of the original series. We see Cairo and Gavreel, along with Pearl and a few not so surprising characters, go through the brief time the main couple is allowed before Cairo leaves for Bukidnon. And of course, along the way, there has to be some drama. And drama it was. Makes-you-want-to-punch-someone-on-the-face level of drama, but best you check that out on your own. ;)

Highlights include the character developments of Terrence, Wesley, and Achilles. They had such great potential from the original series, and I loved that they were given a chance to elaborate on their somehow complicated relationship. That, among other parts, of course, was straight up proper queer representation. Heteronormative tropes say what? We don’t know her.

Another highlight is the tita Susan character which was so on the nose on the cliché über religious Boomer. I mean, she was clutching a Santo Niño at the start like it was a purse! She is the epitome of what we of the LGBTQIA+ abhor and fight against. Kudos to the actress. I genuinely wanted to throw her off a cliff, and that’s a complete complement in this regard. It’s quite a toxic character, and a reality a lot of people in the community from predominantly Roman Catholic countries like the Philippines have to face so often. My heart goes out to them.

The character is clearly a commentary on how Catholics seem so ready to involve themselves with the affairs of the LGBTQIA+. They seem so ready to give their unsolicited and baseless opinions as if the LGBTQIA+ are a commodity or an object they can just play with and never take seriously. It’s such a curious reality in our world. Like us being gay somehow is about them. Not us. THEM.

The character and her part in the story reminded me of a quote from Into the Woods: “Careful the things you say, children will listen. Careful the things you do, children will see and learn."

Fact of the matter is that children listen and remember the words that you may have thought wouldn’t leave a scar. Words or comments that seem to be so light to you can have a tremendous and lasting effect on others. Words can leave scars, and children do remember. I hope this message resonates with every person who sees the film. We have to be careful with what we say, even to children.

We as LGBTQIA+ stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. We have to fight for our rights. Grinning and bearing the lashing words of the ignorant can only get us so far; we don’t deserve to hide who we are and who we love. A message I hope that resonates with everyone who sees the film is that whether you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or otherwise, remember that we are all part of the fight. We have to do our part to battle for our rights. LOVE WINS ALWAYS.

Lastly, of course it won’t be surprising that So, Canlas, and de Santos gave fabulous performances reminding us why we loved Gameboys in the first place. Our boys have come so far from where they started. Cairo and Gavreel have gone through so much during this pandemic, and they do deserve the happiness they fought for. Canlas and de Santos really make us feel the hardships and emotions of being LGBTQIA+. It feels so real. It feels so right. Pearl, on the other hand, ever so charming, is a cherry on top of this Gameboys cake, she deserves all the love, too.

To end this, it was very humbling to be reminded subtly of the adversity COVID has wrought upon the Philippines and the world. Love and family can be the last things we hold after experiencing so much hardship and death. We fight on with those we love and care for with our heads high and continue the good fight. COVID may have ruined a lot of things for us, but it can’t ruin the human spirit.

Gameboys the movie is a solid 10/10 from this fan.
ALL THE KILIG IN THE WORLD!

P.S. if you’re a fan, you probably already know that Season 2 of Gameboys comes after this film, so keep excited! It’s far from over!

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Lovemo97
16 people found this review helpful
Jul 30, 2021
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
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Romantic, passionate and mind blowing

All I'm going to say is this movie had me in an emotional wreck. Lord this movie was amazing. I’m still crying. The end when they made love was the most romantic thing I have ever seen. It was like both of their souls left their bodies. The amount of passion they put into that was incredible. It was as if they would never see each other again. The acting in this was mind-blowing. I was about ready to fight Gav aunt, I’m talking about being ready to go to war. She was so homophobic it pissed me off. Then basic told them the love they had was nothing. And I’m so glad Gav drug her to filth . You husband cheating on you so worried about somebody else happiness .

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  • Movie: Gameboys the Movie
  • Country: Philippines
  • Release Date: Jul 30, 2021
  • Duration: 1 hr. 47 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 2,643 users)
  • Ranked: #1120
  • Popularity: #2478
  • Watchers: 6,027

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