Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut

Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut sometimes referred to as Spirit Warriors 2 is a 2002 Filipino fantasy, adventure-horror film and a sequel to the 2000 film Spirit Warriors. The film was written and directed by Chito S. Roño with a screenplay by Roy C. Iglesias. It was distributed by Regal Films.

Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut
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The Collector's Edition DVD cover.
Directed byChito S. Roño
Produced by
Written by
  • Chito S. Roño
  • Roy C. Iglesias
Screenplay byRoy C. Iglesias
Starring
Music byJessie Lasaten
CinematographyNeil Daza
Edited byVito Cajili
Production
company
Distributed byRegal Films
Release date
  • January 1, 2003 (2003-01-01)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryPhilippines
LanguageFilipino
Budget80,000,000.00 (estimated)
Box office₱76,777,542.95

PlotEdit

Taking from where they last left off, Red (Danilo Barrios) and his gang were asked by Sir Harry (Jaime Fabregas) to complete a quest for him, and in exchange provide Red with a lump sum payment. Red refused, understanding that any connection to the events could lead to trouble. Unfortunately, Red's grandmother (Gloria Romero) had a sudden stroke as he was challenged and finally convinced by Sir Harry to take the quest, The quest was to find the missing piece of an Agimat (a mystical amulet which have powers to heal, protect its owner from harm and even in death). His friends, Thor (Vhong Navarro), Buboy (Jhong Hilario), Jigger (Spencer Reyes), and Ponce (Christopher Cruz) didn't know that something has happened to Red, until they were given a warning by the Taga-pagbantay (The Guardian) (Marlou Aquino), a mystical being which is a half-human and half giant, told them that Red had joined a quest and needs their help. They suspected it was Sir Harry's Plan and had made their way to their friend. They made their way to an old ancestral house where they saw Red lying on a sofa and unaware that his destiny was to search for the missing piece of agimat. This is where the adventure begins, the ancestral house was also a portal or a "Shortcut" to the world of the dead and creatures of the unknown. They first encountered a Tikbalang (a large half horse and half man), followed by Aswangs (flesh-eaters) and third one Tiyanaks (baby-like flesh eaters), then Mermaids in the river who brought them to the Lugar ng mga Alon (Land of the Waves) where Red and Thor fought with an identical copy of themselves for their life (this is also where they got the missing piece of the agimat). While Red and Thor were in the Land of the Waves; Jigger, Ponce and Buboy found way back to their own world, The World of The Living. As Red had finally got the missing piece, they decided to go back with the group of elementary students who have died from a bus accident. But their mission does not end here, they still have to do a cat chase with the dead people in their own world saving the card "The Ace of Diamonds" so that Red will not have the fate of death, and they traveled back in time to give the agimat to the Babaylan (Witch Doctor) and gave her eternal peace.

CastEdit

Main rolesEdit

Supporting rolesEdit

  • Roy Alvarez as Nathan's stepfather
  • Dexter Doria as Ponce's mother
  • Connie Chua as the Babaylan
  • Daniel Pasia as the church caretaker
  • Marissa Sanchez as Thor's food crew partner
  • Warren Austria as Tony
  • Marlou Aquino as the Taga-pagbantay (The Guardian)

ProductionEdit

The majority of the visual effects were handled by Roadrunner Network, Inc. while the creature effects were done by Mountain Rock Productions.

See alsoEdit

AwardsEdit

Year Award-Giving Body Category Recipient Result
2002 Metro Manila Film Festival [1] Third Best Picture Spirit Warriors: The Shortcut Won
Best Visual Effects Roadrunner Network, Inc. Won
Best Make-up Artist Warren Munar Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2002". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.

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