Running on its third week, Heneral Luna grossed 100 M in Philippine theaters nationwide, capturing the interest of the OSCARS while battling slots in commercial cinemas, as the Best Foreign Language Film in 2016.
Creating a large argument and review about the myths and facts of Philippine history, netizens and audiences lamenting its pull out from commercial driven cinemas.
Heneral Luna is History ... that came alive-- in its truest form-- not a sugar coated depiction of one's heroism. Those in character, played off the flaws and weaknesses and the strong points of Luna and Aguinaldo and other major and minor players during the Philippine revolutionary era, strategically touching the humanity of real life heroes and antagonists--bringing us back in time and maybe making us feel exactly what these heroes felt, provoking, stimulating and mesmerizing audiences from different echelons of society as it works on its viewers psychologically, emotionally and intellectually with mixed reviews. "Bayan o Sarili!" (Country or self!) a dialogue in the film blurted out by actor John Arcilla has become a "day to day" by word.