ENTENG KABISOTE 10 and the ABANGERS: Now Showing!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

In the tradition of offering family-friendly fare, Vic Sotto and his Dabarkads are back for another blockbuster fantasy-adventure movie based on the well-loved Pinoy pop culture icon! Kids are in for a treat as Bossing reprises his beloved role as Enteng Kabisote in the latest instalment of the movie series titled:  Enteng Kabisote 10 and The Abangers.

“Enteng Kabisote” will always be associated with Vic Sotto. Definitely, it’s one of the ace comedian’s most-loved characters on screen. Over the years, it has successfully built a cult following among a diverse range of viewers especially children. The material’s box-office appeal is like vintage wine which gets even better in the passing of times. That’s why there’s always a strong clamour to bring it back on the big screen, something that Vic granted this  which is jointly produced by OctoArts Films, APT Entertainment and M-Zet Production.

“Yes! I’m happy to pitch in to avid movie buffs the tenth installation of Enteng Kabisote on the big screen. I can say that it’s the grandest but hardest to mount, story and cast-wise. I’m hats-off to our directors Tony Y. Reyes and Marlon Rivera for coming up with a great entertaining film. They really did their best to make it another must-see just like its predecessors. Kudos to them! I’m very sure the public will love it,” he said.

Many are curious how different the movie is from the previous Enteng materials.
“For one, we have to show something new considering that it’s our 10th sequel. Our loyal supporters deserve that. We made sure that the film will have a totally fresh look that even the so-called Millenials will get to appreciate it. The plot is very contemporary and there are a lot of scenes where they can relate well."

“My character as Enteng is also different here. He’s no longer the usual Enteng people are used to seeing. He evolved with the times especially since in the story, he is now an iron works magnate. He went with the flow, so to speak. So, my Enteng here has a wider reach or connection to the audience. "

“He’s also got a new nemesis in the movie which is something new--- a viral mysterious game application whose aim is humankind’s digital manipulation. In order to defeat such menace, he needs to form a group of extraordinary unusual and elusive beings who happen to be outcast ‘engkantados’ whom for sure, the viewers will like. They’ve got to see it to understand what I’m saying!”

Apart from the story line, the Box-office King is proud of the project’s stellar cast.
“Here, I’m supported by my son Oyo Boy (Sotto), Epi Quizon, Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola, Paolo Ballesteros, Aiza Seguerra, Bea Binene, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Ken Chan, Ryza Cenon, Cacai Bautista, Simon Loresca, Atak and rising Child Wonder Alonzo Muhlach. Joey (de Leon) will have a special participation plus the phenomenal AlDub love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza.” 

“The title says it’s our 10th sequel. I promise them it will be ten times the fun and excitement. The whole team: from Direk Tony, Direk Marlon, the producers (OctoArts, APT and M-Zet) to the cast, we feel proud and positive about our offering. It’s another major treat to the movie-going public,” says Vic.

Watch the Blogcon here:
The comedy-adventure movie follows the reluctant hero in his latest fantastical escapade.  Through hard work and determination, Enteng Kabisote has used his talent to “butingting everything” to become an ironworks and robotics magnate. Since his last adventure in Engkantasya, he has settled down to becoming a successful businessman, community leader, and a doting grandfather to his cute and bubbly grandchild Benokis, as his son Benok (Oyo Boy Sotto) tackles fatherhood and his duty as a law enforcer.  Little does he know that trouble is brewing and he will be called on once again to save the world.

Enteng’s nemesis is Kwak-kwak (played by Epi Quizon), a power-obsessed villain who was booted out from Engkantasya. He has the capability to control minds who has launched a virtual reality game that transmits his mind control to anyone who plays it. The villainous plot is helped along by Bibi, Kwak-kwak’s devoted second-in-command and Bibe, his moronic but useful sibling, along with A1/ALLAN & A2/ALLAINE, the two creators of the viral game app which Kwak-Kwak uses as a channel to spread his psychic powers to control humankind.

To defeat Kwak-kwak and restore order in the real world, Enteng calls upon a team of misfits, who form his Abangers team. They are individuals who have unusual special powers and have been waiting for a long time to put these powers into good use.  The Abangers are actually OEWs (overseas engkantasya workers), whose powers Kwak-kwak needs to harness in order to fulfill his nefarious mission. 

On his team, Enteng has three inimitable sisters: Nidora (Wally Bayola), a fierce but values-centric granny who possesses an equally fierce loud voice called "The Incredible Voice"; Tinidora (Jose Manalo), who has very quick reflexes and engaging dance moves called "The Flash Dance", and Tidora (Paolo Ballesteros), a flirtatious hot granny who channels her hot flashes to other persons through her stare. They are joined by Remy or “The Mister Iron", a tour guide and family guy who can seemingly flatten any tangible materials, Oring, a spunky female fortune teller in Quiapo who can perfectly predict anyone’s future but only for a span of two minutes, Lucas, a muscled handsome guy from Tondo who possesses incredible strength and a high pitched voice, and Bistika, a standup gay comedian who can perfectly blend himself with his surroundings -- while doing some pakganern splits!

The movie is directed by Marlon Rivera and Tony Y. Reyes, and produced by OctoArts Films, M-Zet Productions and APT Entertainment. 

Watch the trailer:

ENTENG KABISOTE 10 and the ABANGERS opens nationwide
 on NOVEMBER 30. 

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