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5 reasons to watch ‘Mr. Go’ in Philippine cinemas

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On October 8, Reality Media Inc., held the advance screening of Mr. Go at SM Megamall Cinema. The South Korean film is about a 15 year old girl from China, Wei Wei, who owns a gorilla named Ling Ling. Ling Ling is no ordinary gorilla though. It can play baseball really well. This special ability leads the gorilla and its trainer to be discovered by Mr Sung, a top sports agent from South Korea. Wei Wei agrees to go to South Korea with the gorilla, now named Mr. Go, so it can play for the Doosan Bears team and later on pay for Ling-Ling’s grandfather’s debts.

Watch the trailer below:

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On October 16, this high-grossing film in South Korea and China will be showing in different SM Cinemas in the Philippines. We give you 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss this heartwarming movie.


1. Film features advanced film technology

The gorilla in the movie is 100% computer-generated making it the first ever digital character in Asia. The team behind the movie worked for four years to make the gorilla look like a real one which did not disappoint at all. The 3D effect also intensify breathtaking scenes like the gorilla almost falling off the roof of the stadium. You’ll surely catch yourself unconsciously holding unto your seat or the person beside you throughout the movie!

2. No subtitles needed

Make the most out of your viewing experience by saving yourself from continuously concentrating on the subtitles below. The whole movie is dubbed in English!


3. You’ll experience a roller coaster of emotions

Mr. Go is a movie that features drama, action, comedy and a whole lot more. One moment you’re laughing about Mr Sung’s and Ling Ling’s interactions and soon after you’re already crying while sympathizing with the latter’s struggle while playing baseball.

4. The official soundtrack is beautiful

Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon offers her lovely voice for the OST, Bye. The song was well-received in South Korea because of Taeyeon’s amazing rendition and its great lyrics. Check it out below:

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5. A movie for everyone

Whether you’re watching with your family, friends or your special someone, Mr. Go will not bore you at all. The 3D animation perfectly captures the attention of kids. On the other hand, the relationship of Wei Wei and Ling Ling, their struggles and how they deal with them will quickly inspire both young and old. This said, don’t forget to invite your family and friends to watch Mr. Go! Below is the list of theaters that will show the movie.


Sources: (News & Photos) – Mr Go (2) (3) (4); Video Reality Multimedia (2)

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