MANILA, Philippines 31 July 2018 – The newest primetime Norse mythology-based fantaserye premiered last night signifying the comeback of the Pambansang Bae Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) on GMA Primetime. Fans gathered on Twitter to know #WhatsHappening and expressed their all-out support on Alden’s first solo teleserye with 1.3 Million Tweets.
From the announcement until #VictorMagtanggolAngSimula pilot episode, Fans celebrate his major breakthrough in Alden’s career by counting down on Twitter and setting a Premiere Viewing party.
U wouldn’t be blessed w/ your childhood dream coming true if it did not come from the Almighty God Himself @aldenrichards02 He gave u #VictorMagtanggol & u deserve nothing less than success 4 your title role primetime comeback. He’s got u & we got u too!#VICTORMAGTANGGOLin5Days pic.twitter.com/sAV5TFn0rn
— Scarlet??for?VM?? (@TOA_ScarForMC) July 25, 2018
— Alden Richards?? (@aldenrichards02) July 30, 2018
While the GMA’s new fantasy show takes its viewers to the greater heights of their viewing habit. The show has also stirred controversy and has been slammed by netizens upon the announcement of the show, and then once again after the release of its trailer, pointing out the many similarities between #VictorMagtanggol and Marvel’s Thor.
“Sige basta ibahin mo konti ha.”
“Okay ibahin ko pangalan.” pic.twitter.com/ZoHWmFRRDg
— Bryle Leano (@BryleLeano) July 30, 2018
The problem is not that Victor Magtanggol is unoriginal. The problem is that it has decided to reboot a story that has been done so very well elsewhere. By doing so, it has brought upon itself the unnecessary comparison and the inevitable disappointment.
— ???????? ??????? (@BroadwayJanitor) July 25, 2018
“Norse mythology is public domain.”
Yeah, as if anyone would care about a flying hammer named “Mjolnir” if Marvel Studios’ Thor movies weren’t released. Face it, Victor Magtanggol is a rip-off.
— Pierre. (@suPIERREmann) July 24, 2018
The Pambansang Bae Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) gave a sneak peak on who is Victor Magtanggol and the Hammerman costume that features his action-packed scenes in the teleserye. He is also hopeful of the continuous success of the show from the grand pilot episode.
— Alden Richards?? (@aldenrichards02) July 23, 2018
LORD kayo na po bahala! ?? #VictorMagtanggolAngSimula
— Alden Richards?? (@aldenrichards02) July 30, 2018
The telerseye is star-studded with the comeback of veteran stars, Coney Reyes (@conniereyes) as Vivienne who is the mother of Victor Magtanggol and Freddie Webb as Renato Regalado the father of an ambitious and hungry for power politician, Hector Regalado played by Eric Quizon.
— Vico Sotto (@VicoSotto) July 30, 2018
On its pilot episode, a brief flashback was shown in Asgard showcasing the battle of Thor who is played by “The Mountain” of Game of Thrones, Conan Stevens (@conanstevens) and his rival with his brother, Loki who is played by John Estrada.
— ToryMagtanggol?VictorMagtanggol (@movefourth) July 30, 2018
In addition to Thor and Loki’s battle scene, the viewers also had the chance to see Victor Magtanggol in action, as he ran after a thief to retrieve an old lady’s wallet.
My kid while watching the palengke bugbugan scene:
“This fight scene reminds me of Kingsman wow.”
Awww ganda ng choreo and direction nung beer-gulay-suntukan! #VICTORMAGTANGGOLangSIMULA
— Tere (@terespeaks) July 30, 2018
The show also highlighted the life of Victor Magtanggol as an Overseas Filipino Worker abroad. He showed how Filipinos worked really hard to help their family in the Philippines.
Bigla ako naka relate kay Victor bilang isang OFW.
Yung makapag provide ka lang sa family kahit halos wala na matira syo minsan.
Basta sila masaya masaya ka na din. #VictorMagtanggolAngSimula
— Jayson Floresca (@jaysondmx) July 30, 2018
To me, #VictorMagtanggolAngSimula is so relatable because @aldenrichards02 will not only portray a superhero but will also portray a Bagong Bayani who is a person working hard as an OFW for the love of his family and for his country. RT if you know a Bagong Bayani OFW. Salute!
— ?#172 Magtanggol? (@BotVilla) July 29, 2018
Despite the backlash, #VictorMagtanggol still received praise among the netizens because of its stunning special effects and graphics.
yooo i was scrolling through my youtube feed – among the recs is this vid of gma’s victor magtanggol and as a fan of mythology, i decided to check it out and bro THE VISUAL EFFECTS ARE AMAZING FOR A WEEKDAY SHOW – this is a huge step in the advancement of filipino cinematography pic.twitter.com/iLAWh6IK7M
— frex (@hulyano_) July 29, 2018
With all the investments and preparations, this is truly a project worthy of our time and attention!
A definite must-watch series kicking off on Monday… Victor Magtanggol!@aldenrichards02 #VICTORMAGTANGGOLin2Days pic.twitter.com/orVHPj2v3T
— ALDEN Trendsetter OFFICIAL (@AldenTrendsOFC) July 27, 2018
Even some Kapuso stars, the EB Dabarkads and Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) support Alden’s new project as she copied Victor Magtanggol’s actions.
Congratulations sa dream project, @aldenrichards02! You will always have my support. Best of luck and stay happy! ?#VictorMagtanggolAngSimula mamaya na pagkatapos ng 24 oras! pic.twitter.com/99mUyXUYrq
— Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) July 30, 2018
LUNUKIN NIYO NALANG TO.
Nicomaine’s undeniable support for Richard’s #VICTORMAGTANGGOLAngSIMULA ?? Just admit it, while all of you have nothing but hatred, HERE SHE IS SLAPPING YOU WITH HER LOVE AND SUPPORT ONLY FOR HIM ? pic.twitter.com/lwoFqWWNxk
— YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE MY SUPPORT ? (@CaptureMaichard) July 30, 2018
— Dingdong Dantes (@iamdongdantes) July 30, 2018
Hello everyone! Thank you for the support. Heart is full. We hope to see you again tomorrow. #VictorMagtanggolAngSimula
— Chynna Ortaleza (@ChynsOrtaleza) July 30, 2018
AlDub fans did not fail to dominate Twitter as they expressed their support for the King of AlDub Nation, Alden on his solo project. However, some fans were dismayed that Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) was not joining Alden in this series.
I’m very much part of ADN & I will support @aldenrichards02 with his TS Victor Magtanggol. Alden has never done anything wrong to anybody & he deserves our support as the other HALF of ALDUB. #TwitterPartyForVictorMagtanggol1stDay#VICTORMAGTANGGOLBukasNa
— One Above All ? (@AldubandBeyond) July 29, 2018
It is indeed a most-anticipated fantaserye that people should watch out. The show airs at 7:45 PM Mondays to Fridays after 24 Oras. Be sure to be updated on #WhatsHappening by joining the conversation on Twitter using #VictorMagtanggol.
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