In his recent vlog entry of unboxing and reviewing an action figure from Voltes V, Michael V. answered those who are bashing the upcoming GMA-7 live-action remake of the Japanese animated series.
Last Friday, February 19, the comedian-actor, toy collector, and long-time Voltes V fan was asked about his thoughts regarding the Kapuso network remaking the series.
For him, he does not believe the bashers were not impressed by the teaser released last January.
“Doon sa mga nakapanood ng teaser ng Voltes V: Legacy, huwag na kayong magpanggap na hindi kayo na-impress o hindi kayo na-excite,” he said. “May iba kasing naggagaling-galingan, kung ano-ano sinasabi, dapat ganito, dapat ganoon. Nako! ’Wag ako!”
Michael V. admitted that he had high expectations for the remake. However, he is confident that the show’s director, Mark Reyes, can pull through with it as he knows he is also a “geek” and it has been a dream of his to remake the classic animated series released in Japan since the 1970s.
“Well, hindi naman ako magpapanggap na hindi mataas ang expectations ko,” he said. “Pero kampante naman ako kasi, siyempre, kilala ko naman si Direk Mark Reyes. Geek talaga ’yan, e. ‘Tsaka matagal niya ng pangarap ’yan.”
Michael V. understands the pressure for the entire production as it is a huge franchise. That is why he advised the people involved in the remake to just enjoy the opportunity given to them.
“Ang advice ko lang for all the people involved is to really enjoy this opportunity,” he said. “’Yong nagsuot ako ng costume ni Steve Armstrong sa Pepito Manaloto, feel na feel ko, e. It’s the closest I could get to the original series and now, silang mga involved dito sa project, they’re a lot closer to this legacy, so to speak.
“Dapat malikot talaga ’yong utak mo dito sa project na ’to. Dapat bumalik ka sa pagkabata mo. Hindi mo na ’yon ka-karerin, e. Pero, ’pag hindi ka nag-enjoy, doon magsisimula ang problema,” he added.
He also wished that GMA-7 would combine all fans of the Voltes V series to make sure the remake is a success. Despite knowing that there are a lot of bashers for the upcoming series, he feels that there are more fans that wish for its triumph.
“Maraming mga bashers, pero feeling ko mas marami ang nagdarasal na sana maging successful itong project na ito,” he said.
Voltes V: Legacy stars Miguel Tanfelix, Ysabel Ortega, Radson Flores, Matt Lozano, and Raphael Landicho.
Michael V. adds that whoever the cast members are in the remake, he would still watch it as he is a huge fan of Voltes V.
“Let’s say na hindi ko kilala kunyari ’yong mga artista, wala akong pakialam. Panonoorin ko pa rin siya kasi fan ako ng Voltes V,” he said.
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