She's Dating The Gangster Book Review- Ane King
Wattpad Review – She's Dating The Gangster by Bianca Bernardino Even how interesting the plot is, if the execution of the story is too lame. She's Dating the Gangster has ratings and reviews. To ask other readers questions about She's Dating the Gangster, please sign up. Stupid plot. Transcript of SHE'S DATING THE GANGSTER. THEME: school mall canteen bar. Setting About the book. Thursday, March 13, Vol XCIII.
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There were words that really bothered me. I think it was the word "hindi". Instead of using the correct spelling, she used "hinde" and it's so annoying to read. There were too many imperfections of this story but I won't mention them all. Most importantly, I felt like this "book" doesn't have a plot. Okay, it has one but it was too confusing and indirect.
I really resisted the urge to just leave the story unfinished. I really wanted to stop reading. But I wanted to see what everyone was talking about. I thought that with every chapter that I finish, the story would at least progress and slowly develop to reach the climax and main conflict but there were too much "filler chapters".
A lot of chapter was unnecessary. This story shouln't have been published into a book.
A book is at least clear, polished, and clean. It was as if every chapter in this story was rushed. As if the author just thought of random scene to put in a chapter. To say that I am disappointed is an understatement. Nevertheless, Garcia-Molina drapes Athena and Kenji's narrative with a crazed mix of kitsch and nostalgia for what the 90's represented in Philippine pop culture.
It is the era of paged messages, tie-dyed tees, gaudy bandanas, garish plaids, and denim vests, all of which are remnants of a generation fed with movies and television shows starring Jolina Magdangal and Marvin Agustin.
She’s Dating The Gangster Book Review
She's Dating the Gangster is rightfully colorful, evoking every bit of the 90's trademark tack. The tragedy invented by Bernardino has been creatively subdued. Star Cinema undoubtedly protested the grim end of Athena and Kenji, as told by the book.
It has to be a happy ending, for the sake of profitable escapism. Thus, instead of death as the payment for love, Garcia-Molina chose the reality of not being with the one you love, of waiting, of eventually settling.
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It is this ending that separates Bernardino's juvenilia and Garcia-Molina's masked maturity, in the midst of studio compromises.
There are simply more heartaches more immense than the ones dealt by mortality. The film adaptation of She's Dating the Gangster is a series of risks taken that paid off quite well. It could have been a straight adaptation and it would still have pre-teens bawling because of the tragic ending.
It could have been set in the present with its characters mouthing pop culture references that are hip and relatable to the target audience. It could have been just about Bernardo and Padilla, and not Zulueta and Gomez, whose onscreen love affairs are relics. It could have been just another romantic comedy, the ones that mainstream studios have been churning out for corporate survival ever since the decline of the demand for more serious fare.
It's good that it's not. She's Dating the Gangster is not art. It is still a film designed and crafted for escape, the ones Garcia-Molina, with her knack for fake hairpieces and dreamy fantasies, is so good at making.
It is however entertainment that is self-aware.