Instead of fanning the flames, creators of the highly-acclaimed local biopic Heneral Luna took to their Facebook Fan Page to police the posts lambasting other films in favor of theirs.
Turns out, a number of fans who loved their execution of the biopic have singled out popular mainstream plots such as romance-comedy and “mistress films” for their “lack of substance.”
The post started with, “In the last couple of weeks since our film opened, there have been some postings that show support for HENERAL LUNA while bashing our fellow producers/filmmakers in the film industry.
“Please know that Artikulo Uno does not support this kind of attitude in any way, shape or form,” the statement said. Artikulo Uno is the production company that created the film and coincidentally, it the favorite “revolutionary law” that Antonio Luna often mentions in the film.
Despite condemning the said deed, the team recognized the fact that they cannot really stop whatever is spreading online.
“We have no control over what anyone on FB posts, using stills from the film or culling photos of our filmmakers. If Heneral Luna were around today, he'd have little to no tolerance for these kinds of nasty FB postings and memes, especially the ones that bring divisiveness amongst us,” the statement said.
In the end, the statement affixed a quote from Luna himself: "Ito ba talaga ang tadhana natin, Paco? Kalaban ang kalaban. Kalaban ang kakampi. Nakakapagod."