Good afternoon wonderful people; it’s another 101 things in 1001 days post! I have been doing so many different bits recently and I can’t help but tell you all about them. The list was created as a new starting point for my new independent life in Stoke-On-Trent and I was using it as a type of recovery for my existential crisis but now it’s a way of pushing myself to get out there and start doing all the bits I’ve always told myself I should do but never quite get round to. One of the things I’ve wanted to complete since missing the midnight premieres of the Harry Potter films is to go to the midnight screening of a new film that I’m desperate to see. There are a lot of film related points on the list and it’s because I get into the habit of watching the same films over and over and over again. I was looking at an article on the Guardian about the top one hundred must see films and I think I had seen around five. This is shocking!
Anyway back to the original point; I’ve always thought it must be really exciting to go the midnight premiere and know you’re watching it before anyone else; well as close too! So I went to see ‘The Hunger Games, Mocking Jay Part 1.’ The Hunger Games trilogy has escaped me rather like numerous popular series including Twilight and The Game of Thrones series. I have a terrible habit of not liking being told what I should read and instead I wait until the hype is over and then I get a copy if I’m still interested. I don’t know why; it’s like ‘The Fault in Our Stars.’ It’s a book that is completely up my street but it took me months to get a copy and then months to read it. Anyway I left it so late that one rainy afternoon last year my friend bought the first film of The Hunger Games round and having nothing else to watch I gave in on my plan to eventually read the books and settled down to watch. I was kind of hooked from the word go, but by this point I didn’t want to read the book because I’m a bit book snobby like that (another terrible habit of mine as a reader,) so instead I’ve been diligently waiting for the next films to come out. The second was being shown, rather unhelpfully, the day after my first and only all-nighter during university and I was basically hallucinating by nine o’clock in the evening so I had to wait alllllll over again to finally get to see a film I was really excited about on the midnight opening. We wandered down at just after eleven which felt very odd as I would much rather have been getting into some snuggly pjamas and getting into bed but the three of us wandered down to the cinema quite happily meeting our fourth companion there.
Did I love it; yes! The first and second films are quite similar in plot line and although they experience different elements during the games they run along the same theme; this one was completely different. I loved the atmosphere in the cinema, sometimes you go and see people texting or chatting but there was a complete hush over the entire audience. Walking home with my friend Ollie at nearly three in the morning and bundling myself up in bed to get up at seven am was not so fun, but I really enjoyed the film and I if I was really excited about seeing a film I would definitely think about seeing the midnight premier again 😀 ❤