Insurgent Premiere

I haven’t yet written about my visit to the insurgent red carpet premiere in London so I thought it was about time.

Insurgent is the second book of the Divergent trilogy (which were absolutely amazing reads). The last book had me bawling at 5am in the morning for hours, non-stop. They were honestly worth the read. Although, pretty similar to usual YA dystopia’s.

But back to my trip … when I heard that there was going to be an Insurgent premiere in London I jumped at the idea of being there to meet cast members I adore. At that moment I instantly checked my availability for the date and almost screamed once I knew I could go. Also, I searched up all the relevant information etc.

The next step was tackling my mother, whom I thought would never let me go. But guess what? She was totally fine with it! Phew.

On the day of the premiere I was really nervous about not getting to meet them and it was my first premiere so I was utterly lost. But twitter came to my rescue! I talked to a couple of friends who were also going and they helped me out a lot. Thank God for that.

I’m not going to give you all an entire rundown of my day, only what actually happened and if I even met anyone. Thankfully yes, yes I did. Tears of joy leaked my eyes when I managed to get my Insurgent book signed by Veronica Roth (the author). And then I got a poster signed by Shailene Woodley who plays Tris (I love her!). Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get anything signed from Theo James (plays Four/Tobias) since he was getting called from miles away all the damn time! However, I did see him and I guess that’s what really matters.

Insurgent Premiere

The funniest thing happened to me towards the end of the red carpet premiere. In comes Conor Maynard and towards my direction may I add! After frantically screaming “Connor, Connor”, the two of us posed for a picture together. Only problem: my phone doesn’t have a front camera… so I flipped it around to use the back one. And guess what? My stupid self managed to somehow cut myself out of the picture. Haha.

Nevertheless, for my first premiere I was unbelievably ecstatic and would love to go a premiere again sometimes soon. I’m thinking Mockingjay? If there is one here: in London.

Film: Taken 3

*I suggest you do not read this if you have not watched the movie.*

Reviews have criticized Taken 3 to be on a whole new level compared to the original Taken. But then again if it was similar you would hear words of complaint, wouldn’t you? When I watched Taken 2; I honestly found myself saying ‘it was pretty similar to the first, practically the same’. However, the first of everything typically deems to be the best with the exception of a few.

Many have argued the lack of someone being ‘taken’ then again who in his family was left to be ‘taken’? My thoughts linger on the fact that his ex-wife’s death could possibly be the permanent ‘taken’ of this movie. Could it not?

The trailer intrigued me to spend two hours of my life dedicated to watching this movie. My opinion: it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great. It was okay. Legitimately, I can say I found myself inquisitive for the ending of the long awaited film. Although, at some points I was utterly confused and had to focus intently on the actual revealed storyline of who was to blame. At times I, myself wanted to punch Bryan for his slow – former skilful – tactics but I have to agree his age played a big role towards this.

Overall, the film was worth a watch as long as your critical mind is kept at bay and you’ve been finding yourself deprived of the knowledge of how the last instalment ends.

The Build-Up of Action

Let the countdown begin.

And get ready for 6 years of fighting with over 30 action-packed movies brought to you by the pre-eminent comics from Marvel and DC.

Let me start firstly by declaring, although Agents of SHIELD, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash (and Constantine) continue to run marvellously (see what I did there; marvel – marvellously, haha no? ok) neither Marvel nor DC are willing to stop there. Currently, Marvel have just announced another series titled ‘Agent Carter’ inspired by both Captain America movies where we will watch Peggy Carter balancing two lives; one revolving around secret missions for Howard Stark. (Yep that’s Iron Man’s dad.) The show’s debut will be on the 6th of January 2015 during the mid-season season 2 break of Agents of SHIELD. Excitement is an understatement.

Likewise, I am utterly and overly thrilled at the recent announcement of Amanda Waller’s Suicide Squad becoming a movie in late 2016 – a long time away but anticipation never ceases. It has been rumoured that DC’s latest announcement casts Will Smith as Deadshot, Cara Delavigne as Enchantress and many others including Tom Hardy. Speaking of DC I won’t even begin to start on Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice…

Marvel line-up includes:

(2015) The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man and The Fantastic Four.

(2016) Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War (oh my gosh another Chris Evans movie; I can’t wait), X-Men: Apocalypse, Doctor Strange and Sinister Six. Honestly, I cannot wait for Spiderman’s supervillains – Sinister Six.

(2017) Venom Carnage; Marvel really love Spiderman don’t they? Well I do too. Wolverine 3, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Thor: Ragnarok, The Fantastic Four 2 and Black Panther.

(2018) The Amazing Spiderman 3 (I’ll never be over Gwen’s death),  The Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, Captain Marvel and Inhumans.

(2019 – if I’m still alive) The Avengers: Infinity War Part 2.

DC line-up includes:

(2016) Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. (Sorry, I wish there was more too.)

(2017) Wonder Woman and Justice League.

(2018) The Flash and Acquaman.

(2019) Shazam and Justice League 2. DC seems to be taking it two at a time, unfortunately for us.

(2020) Cyborg and Green Lantern (reboot).

DC really needs a Black Canary movie, don’t you think?

Now I’ve got to get back to revising for my Geography exam tomorrow – learning about the causes of earthquakes. I doubt I’d get the mark for saying Thor’s hammer caused it.

Don’t spend too much of your money in the Cinema. ;p

Film: The Maze Runner

Just yesterday, on Friday ‘The Maze Runner’ movie came out in London. My thought: finally. Just thinking about it it’s highly inequitable how the movie came out, in the UK, a WHOLE MONTH after its initial release date in the US. Comprehending the fact that it was shot, filmed, produced blah blah blah in the US I stand ground to the viewpoint an entire month was much of a drawn-out time period between the two releases.

However, aside from the prolonged, interminable wait I believe, to which not many would disagree, the movie indeed was a piece of fascination. And I’m honestly not just saying that because of Dylan O’Brien being the principal performer. He definitely wasn’t the only reason. Take note of Thomas Sangster too. Regardless, The Maze Runner topped it off by an opening of $32.5 million and a current $200 million worldwide surpassing their $34 million production budget. The reason why perceived as the gaze of every audience member was held throughout the movie and while nearing the end of the movie I almost doubled over in laughter when someone in front of me, gave a round of applause.

The movie begins with Thomas trapped in a box with no memories whatsoever, only fragments of dreams about a mysterious organization called W.C.K.D remain but are they just dreams? Brought up to a maze of wonder with nothing other than the remembrance of his name days later, Thomas discovers clues in the hopes of finding an escape. Not just for him but for all the other boys, and one strange girl who seems to know Thomas.

Based on the books by James Dashner, The sequel to The Maze Runner; The Scorch Trial has already been scheduled for release the following year in September. The final book, The Death Cure has been announced it will not be split into two parts unlike other YA adaptations.