Movie Review: Kimmy Dora and The Temple of Kiyeme

Our favorite twins our back! Following the success of the first movie, the Go Dong Hae twins Kimmy and Dora are off on another adventure and this time to the land of their ancestors, in beautiful South Korea.

To those unfamiliar with the series, the story revolves around twin girls Kimmy and Dora Go Dong Hae, heiresses to one of the richest families in the Philippines. Kimmy (Eugene Domingo) is a the older one, with Type A personality, and runs the family business as CEO. Dora (Eugene Domingo) is the younger of the two and has some form of autism, but is well loved because of her good heart.

Together with their father Luisito Go Dong Hae (Ariel Ureta), they visited their ancestors in South Korea and to meet with thier business partners, the Kangs. Unbeknownst to them, the two families have arranged a marriage between the children of both families. Kimmy’s boyfriend Barry (Zanjoe Marudo) has just proposed and so did Dora’s boyfriend Johnson (Dingdong Dantes).

Little did they know that in doing so, their father’s past will come back to haunt them.

The story, in true Kimmy Dora and Eugene Domingo form, is a barrel of laughs. Eugene is a riot playing completely opposite roles. However, content wise, the movie lacked the wit and freshness it had in the first movie. The characters were predictable already, and although there were some funny moments, the humor wasn’t sustaining as before. And also the plot took a major twist into horror, although the special effects were passable, I wished there be more comedy/drama like the first movie, and a little more oomph to the story.

Although a lot of the major cast came back in the movie, there were also a lot of cameos from other big stars, including the Queen of All Media Kris Aquino as herself. I found myself trying to guess which celebrity will be appearing next.

The movie is still pure entertainment and I am still a staunch supporter of Filipino films so I encourage everyone to come see this movie!

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