It features a stellar cast who embody their roles perfectly, great direction, a masterful script- in short, all of the elements of a great film.
Antonio Luna was the most brilliant Filipino General who have ever lived.
He fought in the Filipino-American war; he was a brilliant strategist, a great leader, and a great revolutionary.
He was also the founder of the Philippines's first military academy, which existed during the First Philippine Republic.
He was regarded as the most brilliant of the Filipino military officers during the war.
In the Philippines, being a colony that we are (or were, but that's arguable) we had revolutionaries that fought to achieve changes and freedom from the hands of the foreign captors.
These heroes, however, are almost always set aside in our textbooks.It's a film we're proud to have as our official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film in the Oscars, and has a serious quality that needs to be considered.Heneral Luna is in stark contrast to any other film our country has produced in the last few years.In 1898, General Antonio Luna ( John Arcilla ), commander of the revolutionary army, is spoiling for a fight.The Philippines, after three hundred years as a Spanish colony, has unwillingly come under American rule.His three-tier defense, now known as the Luna Defense Line, gave the American troops a hard campaign in the provinces north of Manila.