Shake Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion
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|Shake Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion|
|Directed by||Chito S. Roño|
|Starring||Janice de Belen
|Music by||Von De Guzman
|Distributed by||Regal Entertainment, Inc.
Regal Multimedia, Inc.
|Box office||₱45.3 Million (as of January 8, 2013 - MMFF season)
₱68.9 Million (4 weeks)
Shake Rattle and Roll Fourteen: The Invasion is a 2012 science fiction horror film directed by Chito S. Roño. The fourteenth installment of the Shake, Rattle & Roll film series, the film stars an ensemble cast including Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Janice de Belen, Herbert Bautista, Paulo Avelino, Martin Escudero and Vhong Navarro.
The film was produced by Regal Entertainment, Inc. The film is an official entry in the Metro Manila Film Festival and the film's scheduled release is on December 25, 2012 in Philippine Cinemas nationwide. The film also serves as the Most Independent throughout the entire series for its sole director, Chito S. Roño.
Four cousins: an emigrant, narcissistic Myra (Janice de Belen), eloquent Faye (Arlene Mulach) and former clergyman Donald (Herbert Bautista) gather in their late uncle's house to get their inheritance of 5 million pesos each. Their uncle's butler told them if one of them dies within a month, his/her inheritance goes to the others. Each of them were given the responsibility of taking care of a comic book written by their uncle. The cousins show no interest to their comic books, except Donald, and throw it away. Meanwhile, their emigrant cousin was killed by Filomena, a malakat from one of his uncle's comics.
They return to their uncle's house only to find out the butler had died. When the clock strikes midnight, the characters in the comics came to life. Donald, with help from Rosalda, the pianist ghost, had discovered there was an even stronger character, Buboy ang Munting Diablo/Buboy the Child Demon. Buboy kills them one by one.
When morning came, it was only Myra and her daughter, Gladys, who survived. They rushed out of the house. When they got into a taxi, Myra's stepson, Filemon, follows and gives Myra four checks worth 5 million pesos each. It was actually Buboy who had impersonated Filemon who gave her the checks. As they leave, the taxi radio announces the imminent arrival of the plane carrying Benigno Aquino, Jr.
Members of the Philippine Army's Special Unit 21 led by 1Lt. Bert Garces (Rommel Padilla) and MSgt. Martin Barrientos (Dennis Trillo) are sent on a mission to counter insurgencies in the remote jungles of Mindanao perpetrated by a certain Kapitan Baltog, leader of a lost command squad now known as Alsa Puersa.
Following the insurgents' trail, the group goes to Barangay Pototan where Barrientos meets Bunag (Makisig Morales), a local who claims "undead soldiers" were "recruiting" his father. An unexpected encounter leaves a third of the platoon missing including Garces as the insurgents abducted them. Barrientos decides to rescue Garces and the others, despite Corp. Upaon's (Paulo Avelino) suggestion to notify base and get back-up. Bunag volunteers to become the group's guide.
The group later encounters the blind Linda (Ella Cruz) in the forest and offers to lead them to her father, leader of a group fighting what she confirms to be zombies. Upaon voices his doubts, and could neither radio base nor convince Barrientos to go back. 1Pvt. Conde (Martin Escudero), meanwhile, voices his support of Barrientos' decision not to abandon their teammates so they push on ahead to a part of the forest that not even Bunag was familiar with.
Linda's father (Ronnie Lazaro) turns out to be a zombie, and has been using his daughter to bring in the unsuspecting new "recruits". An undead Garces shows up, revealing he has retained his intellect and urges the remaining soldiers to join the "new army". Barrientos and his men put up a gallant but short-lived stand causing them to become captives.
Upaon manages to radio for back-up before being dragged away by a zombie as Barrientos regains consciousness and meets a zombified vigilante named Col. Rolando Palma (Roi Vinzon), revealing himself to be Kapitan Baltog and formed the Alsa Puersa which aims to replace the current army starting with the zombified Special Unit 21. Palma also explains he was zombified somehow due to tainted food provisions. Refusing to accept defeat after being surrounded by the undead, Barrientos manages to rescue Upaon after detonating a nearby cache. However, he is forced to euthanize Upaon who has begun to change after being forced to consume tainted meat.
Meanwhile, Conde narrowly escapes his zombified platoon and finds Barrientos. The two try to escape but get separated along the way. Conde ends up encountering a soldier who can seemingly change into a normal human, and the outcome is left unknown. Barrientos, on the other hand, encounters Linda's father who offers to help him escape in exchange for getting Linda out of the forest. He also explains the zombies are somehow unable to cross bodies of water, so he pushes Barrientos into a nearby river before being mauled by the zombie soldiers. Barrientos is found and rescued by an Army helicopter due to Upaon's earlier distress call.
As Barrientos recuperates in a military hospital ward, the nurse informs him that he is not the only survivor of his unit. Garces and Upaon are seen in the beds next to his, revealing that they too can morph. The ending scene shows a zombie soldier attacking a nurse.
Hank (Vhong Navarro) and his pregnant girlfriend Kate (Lovi Poe) goes to the mall to retrieve their gift for their parents to announce their engagement. Hank leaves Kate outside the gift shop to get their gift. As Hank began to retrieve his gift, a sudden explosion shakes and destroys the mall.
Hank soon finds himself trapped in the mall's wreckage along with other survivors: Neil, Tom, and his niece Ming. Hank is worried about Kate being separated and due to the fact that she's pregnant. The four survivors begin to search for other survivors but they encounter something strange.
After encountering an electric eel-like alien electrifying anything on its path, they begin to speculate that the sea creature-like aliens are the cause of the explosion. Soon after, they encounter a lobster-like alien, which kills Neil.
The trio begin to make their way through the wreckage, and after some time, finds Kate, injured and traumatized by what she saw earlier. Ming then hears many survivors in the corner. When a survivor runs towards them, he tells them an unknown alien is chasing him. The survivor then flees. Then the alien appears. Tom tries to fight it off, but is killed when the head of the alien jumps on top of him. The alien's body, headless, begins chasing Hank, Kate, and Ming. They outrun it. Soon, they see a teenager crying. When they approach it, they realize it's a trap. A lobster alien appears using the teen as bait for luring survivors. The alien kills Ming and the teen. Hank and Kate flee.
They encounter a steward. As he is the only one who knows the emergency exits, they take him with them. A small lobster alien chases them, but is killed when Ren (Carlo Aquino) shoots the alien with a shotgun. Ren is a robber who was arrested by security guards but when the mall was hit with the explosion, took the opportunity to take the guards' shotgun. The four of them sees a hooded man figure in the dark. They follow it. Then they eventually see that the hooded figure is the leader of the aliens. The MotherShip tries to suck everyone in it. The steward is sucked and is killed inside the ship. Ren tries to shoot the Leader but clones into many whenever he shoots it. The trio flee. Inside a kiddie arcade, they encounter the lobster aliens and the Alpha Lobster alien who is bigger and covered in spikes. Ren stays behind buying Hank and Kate some time. Ren kills as many as he can but is eventually killed by the Alpha. Hank and Kate make their way outside the mall, overlooking the chaos and destruction the aliens brought upon. The whole city is now infested with aliens. The deceased survivors: Neil, Tom, Ming, the Steward, and Ren (who are turned into aliens) appears behind the couple. The transformed aliens tells them that Hank and Kate are the only ones left of their kind, and that they will start the New World, the New Generation, infested with aliens.
- Herbert Bautista as Donald
- Janice de Belen as Myra
- Arlene Muhlach as Faye
- Dennis Padilla as Benjie
- Snooky Serna as Rosalda
- Dimples Romana as Filomena
- Empress Schuck as Cynthia
- Ivan Dorschner as Emerson
- Gerald Pesigan as Filemon
- Eri Neeman as Balikbayan Cousin
- Anna Vicente as Gladys
- Fabio Ide as Kon de Nado
- Dennis Trillo as Master Sgt. Martin Barrientos
- Rommel Padilla as 1st Lt. Bert Garces
- Paulo Avelino as Corp. Lamberto Upaon
- Martin Escudero as Private Solomon Conde
- Alex Castro as Pvt. Hilario Tabios
- Ronaldo Valdez as Zombie General
- JC Tiuseco as Pvt. 1st Class Maximo Ornedo
- AJ Dee as Pvt. 1st Class Blas Rogado
- Ronnie Lazaro as Linda's Father
- Roi Vinzon as Kapitan Baltog/Col. Rolando Palma
- Makisig Morales as Bunag
- Ella Cruz as Linda
- Coco Martin as Brivan
- Benz Sangalang as Pvt. Joaquin Gallego
- Benjie Paras as Master Zombie
- Chris Pasturan as Zombie 1
- Jake Cuenca as Zombie 2
- Kenneth Salva as Pvt. 1st Class Tomas Pugeda
- Mon Confiado as Lawan
- Vhong Navarro as Hank
- Lovi Poe as Kate
- Carlo Aquino as Ren
- Eula Caballero as Ming
- Albie Casino as Neil
- Jairus Aquino as Teen
- Chokoleit as Steward
- Eric Tai as Tom
- Ariel Ureta as Hank's Dad
- Lolie Mara as Hank's Mom
This film is rated GP all ages admitted. This film is Graded A by The Cinema Evaluation Board
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