Ogie Alcasid and Bong Revilla are set to entertain viewers anew by breathing life to Captain Barbell this Sunday, May 30, for the Kapuso Movie Festival.
Top comedian Ogie Alcasid has made people of all ages laugh for many years now. From a mermaid-lovesick lad, a lost desperada sister to a super spoiled brat, Ogie has tickled the hearts of Filipinos through his sketches and characters.
For his part, Bong has tempered many super hero roles in the past. He has played an alien-buster in Resiklo, an amulet-guided son in Agimat and a sword-wielder in his latest blockbuster film, Ang Panday. No matter what armor he carries or what character he portrays, he could always make people believe that he could defeat the forces of evil and save the world.
Ogie and Bong joined forces for the 2003 Metro Manila Film Festival top grosser Captain Barbell. The adventure begins with Ogie who will assume the role of Enteng, the mortal Captain Barbell. Enteng is a wimpy school janitor who is besotted with the school teacher Cielo, played by Regine Velasquez, who is serendipitously Ogie’s present sweetheart!
Enteng’s dull life takes a 360 degree turn when he accidentally spotted an old barbell in a bodega he is cleaning. He fools around with it, lifts it, shouts "Captain Barbell" and voila! He turns into the hunky superhero played by Bong Revilla. From then on, the weakling Enteng became the defender of the weak.
Then again, every barbell however polished eventually produces rust. Enteng’s life starts to corrode with the arrival of three villains he has never imagined could exist, namely Jeffrey Quizon as Dagampat, Rufa Mae Quinto as Freezy and Albert Martinez as Lagablab. The complication worsens when his precious Cielo who in a twist of fate will transform into Pinoy’s number one heroine Darna, falls for Captain Barbell and not the Enteng that he is.
How will the bizarre love story end and with whom? With the power of flight, strength, speed and vision, can Captain Barbell eliminate the three villains?
Captain Barbell returns through the Kapuso Movie Festival this Sunday, May 30, 11:00-12:30 pm, before Party Pilipinas on GMA-7.