Way back in 2010 I was in Japan when I picked up the book "All You Need Is Kill" from a local Kinokuniya bookstore. It was AWESOME. And then, weirdly, a few years later I heard that it would be turned into a movie starring Tom Cruise. That's such a weird thing! And here I am, some four years later, in London, at the premiere of the film, now called "Edge of Tomorrow".
(btw : I missed the premieres of Godzilla (2014), XMen Days of Future Past and Two Faces of January as I was out of the country, not because I don't care!)
So... Edge of Tomorrow. Here's how it went down.
So.. that was that.....
....except it wasn't!! By sheer coincidence, I had accidentally been bundled into the Competition Winners Pen, and even though I wasn't a competition winner, the three people near me who WERE actually had a fourth pass.... so I got to watch THE MOVIE with them! That's never happened before - on the rare occasion I've had access to go see a movie, I've always had to decline due to work commitments the next day. But this was a MORNING premiere and I had the day off.
The movie is good. You should totally see it - also read the book if you're into something different. The two share common threads and the same premise, but the characterisation (especially Cruise's character) is very different, as is the tone and approach and set pieces... indeed they're quite different, and both good.
So... after an absence, I'm back doing these things, and (finally) have a new entry into The Archive of Movie Premieres
until next time!