Just recently saw the teaser of the sequel to “One More Chance”. And now the chorus of “I’ll Never Go” keeps playing en loop in my head. Mostly it’s Erik Santos singing; occasionally it transitions to Maja Salvador. 😛 I just can’t shake it off my head, and it’s becoming annoying already. They say that the “cure” for LSS/Last Song Syndrome is to complete the song until the end. Eh pero hindi ko naman memorize ang buong kanta; hindi ko tuloy mabuo-buo. 😮
I have my misgivings for a sequel. After all, “One More Chance” was epic! 😎 At first, I was unimpressed by the teaser. Their fight seemed over-the-top over a trivial matter. And short of pagbabasag at pagtatapon ng pinggan, it was all loud voices, rising tempers, shouting and then boom! Cue music…
But after watching the teaser several times, I finally warmed up to it. 🙂 And when I let my husband watch it, we ended up laughing so hard afterwards. After all, it hit close to home.
And isn’t that what has endeared “One More Chance” to us? That the characters and their situations were relatable? The conflict was more INTRApersonal (rather than interpersonal), thus more difficult to show onscreen. It’s much easier when the conflict can be personified/objectified, i.e. other man or woman, a sordid past, social differences (“Langit ka, lupa ako.” that kind), evil stepmother, scary dragons, etc. But how can you depict the need for GROWTH and SELF-REALIZATION as an evil? It’s less tangible, but more realistic. After all, we have had more battles with our own personal demons i.e. self-doubt, fear, envy, anger… than we do with other people.
Anyway, back to the sequel. It’s a tall order for the production team to replicate the feat of the first movie. I wonder how they are going to pull it off. Although I hope there won’t be another woman/man this time–adultery na yan, since kasal na sila! 😛 On the side, I also wish that Chinno has already gotten himself a very beautiful wife, and I predict Krizzy and Kenneth have got lots of kids… Maybe the couple will be dealing with childlessness, or having a baby, on top of career problems and social obligations that threaten the romance in their relationship. Whatever the writers decide to do, it is my fervent wish that Popoy and Basha still end up together so as not to negate what happened in the first film. And please, do not let any of them die (lalo na kung 8 years from now ulit eh maisipang gumawa ng part 3! 😛 ).
Here’s the sequel’s teaser.
And here’s a throwback of the One More Chance trailer, from 8 years ago.
Bea and John Lloyd’s onscreen chemistry is undeniable, and has gotten even stronger through the years! 😉 And they are so good at what they do. The 2-act scene was *almost* seamless; there was just a “cut” at around 1:38 when Popoy was shouting “Ikaw na! Ikaw na lahat! Ikaw na lang sige! Ikaw na lang ulit!” (Ouch. Ang sakit nun. To bring back something from the past and use it to hurt someone. 😦 ) But I am most especially moved by Popoy and Basha’s reconciliation moment. Their actions and expressions were very effective, delivering sincerity and contriteness, forgiveness and love, even without the need for a dialogue. I am a fan of the Bea-JLC tandem and if only for these two, I am sure to watch the movie. I may have my apprehensions, but I’m willing to give the sequel
one more a chance. 😉