Kris Aguilar: Filipino Musclebear

Kris Aguilar is one of the few musclebound actors from the Philippines.  In the late ’80s/early ’90s, I remember going to local Filipino stores in Hawaii and scouring through VHS tapes that would have his name on the credits or some screenshots of him from the tapes’ back covers.  Unfortunately, he played bit parts so the only way I could accurately figure it out was by watching as many Filipino movies I could so that I could see the trailers.  Dedication, huh?  Or was that psychosis?  Anyway, in most of his roles, you either see him sporting a tight-fitting muscle t-shirt, or wearing an open vest (so that you could take a peek at his delectable bulging muscles), or just completely shirtless.

Normally, whenever he was shirtless, his smooth, beefy muscles would be typically drenched in sweat.  He always played a bad guy who normally gets the upper hand in the beginning of the film then ends up getting completely beaten and owned.  I tend to re-watch the latter as it’s always inherently sexy seeing a big bearish man getting dominated.

The following screenshots is a sampling of him getting gut-punched in Bloodfist II.

[FUN FACT: Kris Aguilar was also the bad guy in Bloodfist.  He sported a mohawk in that original martial arts extravaganza then grew a mullet in Part 2 so that people would not recognize him.  I don’t think it worked.]

This is pretty anti-climactic but I have some really fuzzy screenshots from a Filipino film called Makuha Ka Sa Tingin (Kung Puede Lang) (“To Get You With A Look (If It’s Okay)”).  Basically, Kris Aguilar plays a musclebound fighter in an illegal street fighting ring.  He was beating up on the hero (played by Robin Padilla) when Robin’s girlfriend tried to assist by kicking and punching big Kris on the gut.  Needless to say, such punches were ulitmately weak and, no offense, girly.  Kris then trapped the girlfriend to a corner and performed that typical pro-wrestling maneuver: scaring her with grunts and muscle poses with just enough time for the hero to recuperate and beat the living crap out of the beefy bad guy.  Needless to say, the tables got turned and Kris got cornered; then, in very bad slow-motion, got punched repeatedly on the gut.

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