SILVER SCREEN -KimmyDora and the Temple of Kiyeme: Can they "Kiyeme" it again?

KimmyDora and the Temple of Kiyeme

Written by: Chris Martinez
Produced by Star Cinema and Spring films
Directed by Bb. Joyce Bernal

KimmyDora and the Temple of Kiyeme is the sequel to the blockbuster comedy hit KimmyDora: Ang Kambal sa Kiyeme. It is the story of the Go Dong Hae sisters Kimmy and Dora both played by Eugene Domingo and their adventures as twins but with very opposite personalities. Kimmy, who is a genius but is very mean and self-absorbed runs their company while Dora, who is a happy and innocent person,  is the favorite of their father.  In this sequel, one of the twins will have to marry the son of their long time business associate because of a promise their father has made. However, both of them have very promising love lives and are both asked by their boyfriends to marry them. Because they ignore their father's request, a strange misfortune happens to them.  Someone from their father's past is out to take revenge. Someone is haunting the twins and the love of their lives.  It's now up to the sisters who can't seem to agree on anything to save their family and their men. 

Eugene Domingo as Kimmy and Dora Go Dong Hae
Ariel Ureta as Luisito Go Dong Hae
Zanjoe Marudo as Barry
Dingdong Dantes as Johnson
Miriam Quiambao as Gertrude
Moi Bien as Elena

I watched the movie alone last Wednesday.  You might think that it's weird to watch movies alone but I kinda like it. It wasn't really in my plan to watch it that day but I was already at the mall and it was still quite early so I did. It was also nice to be alone because I can focus on watching the movie. You see, I am so talkative that when I'm with someone, I end up talking a lot. Also this wasn't the first time I've been in the cinemas alone. So now, here is what I thought about it:

Eugene Domingo is a brilliant actress. I don't think anyone will contest to this but she is. There have been numerous teleseryes and movies where only one actor plays both characters. What Eugene Domingo showed is different. Not only did she play both leads but you get to see two different persons. I guess it was also because of the characters' extremely opposite personalities that you will feel that Kimmy and Dora are two different actresses. I commend writer Chris Martinez for that. If  I am not mistaken, He is also the director and writer for Here Comes the Bride, another comedy movie from Star Cinema starring Eugene Domingo and Angelica Panganiban.

However, the movie was not as funny as the first one. I guess sequels are really destined no to surpass the first movie. Though Eugene Domingo did great, the storyline was too shallow. I think what brought KimmyDora (the first movie) to its blockbuster status was it was so plain simple. It was straight to the point. What I think is the mistake of the second movie was it was turned into a horror movie. The same fate happened to another movie by Star Cinema. And I am talking about Tanging Ina. Tanging ina was so funny because it's just funny. No other whatnots. However, when it team up with Vic Sotto's Enteng Kabisote, It was just corny and stupid. Tanging Ina became a blockbuster hit because it was relatable and realistic. But Enteng ng Ina Mo, was just not my cup of tea. There was a time when fantasy movies and comedies ruled Philippine Cinema but I think that we are way past that time. KimmyDora, although it became a horror movie was still very funny. It still had that funny, lines and banters that we all loved in the first movie. 

my rating for this movie: 4 stars ☆☆☆☆


  1. I guess I should watch this soon so we can talk about it! Great review, dude!


  2. Thanks!Yes! you should watch it!.


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