Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel) REVIEW: Expect laugh-out-loud moments and elaborate fight scenes from Eugene Domingo

In Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel), Sam Milby is cast as the internship supervisor Rodin while Eugene Domingo brings life to twin sisters Kimmy and Dora. (To learn more about this entry, visit PEP’s MMFF 2013 microsite HERE)

This is what one should expect from Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel): unforgettable laugh-out-loud moments and family-safe hilarious antics from comedy maven Eugene Domingo.

Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel is set before the events of the groundbreaking first movie. Kimmy, the snooty sister, just graduated summa cum laude from a posh school abroad. She expects to take over her family's worldwide business empire, but she's disappointed when she's asked to start working at the bottom of the company first.

Kimmy must also compete with Dora, her simple-minded sister who just wants to jumpstart her budding acting career. Dora might not want to work for the family business, yet she plays along because she has a major crush on their internship supervisor Rodin (Sam Milby).

While all these are happening, a mysterious entity named Bogart is out to sabotage their business empire. Will Kimmy and Dora be able to save the company from Bogart? Who gets to head the family business? Who will win Rodin's affections?

Eugene Domingo's antics never gets old, even if this is the third Kimmy Dora movie.

Watching her act out two disparate characters perfectly will always be amusing, more so when these characters interact with each other.

Eugene also gets to flex her kung fu muscles in this film, as she's made to fight in long elaborate fight scenes. Eugene studied martial arts for these action scenes, and it shows, because her fight scenes look polished and believable.

Sam Milby is also the best leading man for the movie. He's a cool mix of charm and danger, essential for the climactic fight scene of the movie.

What's also notable for Kimmy Dora: Ang Kiyemeng Prequel is the high level of its cinematography and set design. This compliments the movie's countless sight gags, and blink-and-miss-it jokes happening in the background.

What's not too commendable in the movie are the moments when the characters act in a way that veers away from their characterization.

These lead to plotholes: would the controlling and confident Kimmy run away when she gets framed for a crime? Instead, the character should have stood her ground and insisted that her accusers are wrong.

Would the childish Dora get quickly infatuated with Rodin in this prequel? Remember that it took most of the first Kimmy Dora movie for Dora to notice Johnson's (Dingdong Dantes) affection for her.

Would Kimmy really let Dora stab someone repeatedly, even for a joke? She would have slapped the knife away from her sister. These illogical moments keep this Kimmy Dora movie from being a comedy classic.

To sum up, Kimmy Dora (Ang Kiyemeng Prequel) aims to deliver fun and amusement this holiday season and deliver it does.

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