Get a critically-acclaimed director/writer (Daybreak, Adela, Batanes, Tambolista, and Imoral), add several comedians, throw in tons of male eye candy, and you get one hell of an adventure-comedy, right? Wrong. With all of those really good things going for this latest indie, it’s extremely perplexing how utterly crap D’Survivors is. I thought nothing could possibly top Hugot in sheer stupidity. But I guess there’s always something that will prove Einstein’s supposed quotation: “Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.”
The fact that a movie like D’Survivors was ever made shows how sorry the state of the Filipino indie film industry is. At least with Hugot there was some recognizable attempt at being artistic and socially-relevant (even if the attempt flopped). But D’Survivors was absolutely pointless. And there wasn’t even enough bared skin on-screen to appease the disappointed gay people hoodwinked into watching this crap. The movie tried to be campy, but Temptation Island this is not. And even if this film was released direct to home video, I still wouldn’t recommend buying it.
It’s crap. Period. I won’t waste any more words deploring this trash so I’ll leave you with this negative review by ClickTheCity’s resident film critic and this hilarious movie reaction from Jessica Zafra. Trust me, Jessica’s prose is much more entertaining than D’Survivors’ pathetic excuse for a film.