Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The Maze Runner Advanced Screening (Spoiler Free Review)

Three Months ago I wrote a blog post about the Upcoming movie The Maze Runner and why I thought it would be a success (10 Reasons Why The Maze Runner Movie Will Be A Success). Now this post is going to be a follow-up!

On the 30th of August, I was privileged enough to go to an advanced screening of The Maze Runner in London as I won a competition. There were three showings throughout the day with about one hundred people in each, so that meant there were roughly three hundred of us who saw it that day. I was in the second showing at 2:00pm.

We were let in about 15 minutes early and were presented with a free t-shirt and The Maze Runner book. There was a short clip introduction from Wes Ball (the director of the movie) and then we watched the film.

I have to say in the lead up to watching the film I was as equally excited as I was slightly apprehensive about the film because this was my favourite book series and I really wanted the film to do the first book justice. I can tell you that it definitely did it. There were a few changes from the book, but that is always to be expected when switching the medium of the story as some things work differently in a movie to a book.

All though there were a few changes plot wise the characters were kept true and the cast played them all perfectly. In my opinion, they couldn't have chosen a better cast to play the characters. (I was especially pleased with the fact that they kept Newt's British accent strong. Thank you Thomas Brodie-Sangster.)

My favourite thing from the entire movie has to be the visuals and scenery. When I heard the books were being made into a movie I found it hard to visualise what the maze and the grievers were going to look like because they are both such complex characters (because let's face it the maze is definitely a character i. When I saw them both I couldn't imagine anything better. It was perfect especially with the fact that this film was done on a low budget of $30Million. Wes Ball seriously deserves many awards for the effort and talent he put into producing this movie.

What I love about the film is that you can tell everyone involved with it cared about the story and the characters and wanted to stay true as much as they could to the phenomenal book. As a really big fan of the books, I can say they definitely did this. Including a brilliant way of cameoing the author James Dashner so watch out for him,

I want to thank the maze runner uk for giving me the chance to see it so early and the cast/crew of the film for doing such an amazing job at creating the movie.

I recommend everyone to go see it when it comes out in cinemas. You seriously won't regret it!

Some Pictures From The Day

The Liebster Award

A while a go i was nominated to do the Liebster Award tag by http://inkyquillandpaper.blogspot.com (who has a fantastic blog and everyone should check it out), and i have finally found time to do it after a busy few weeks so here we go!

The Liebster Award tag post is where bloggers under 200 followers answer 11 questions set by the person who tagged them and then make up 11 questions of their own for the people they tag to answer.
The rules are:
  • Answer All The Questions That Are Given To You
  • Link Back To The Blogger(s) Who Nominated You
  • Nominate Bloggers Under 200 Followers
  • Provide The Nominees With 11 Of Your Own Questions
  • You Can't Nominate The Person Who Nominated You
  • You Have To Inform Your Nominees That You Have Nominated Them
Now time for me to answer my questions: 
  1. What's the number one place you want to go in the future?                                       I really want to visit Greece because I am fascinated by the history of it and I am such a tourist person!
  2. What's your favourite nail varnish shade?                                                                   I am really not a make up person so i don't wear nail varnish often. On the occasions that i do it is often pale colours!
  3. Who's the most inspirational person that you know of?                                                Most people i know i find inspirational in my opinion. My mind has gone blank and i really can't think of anyone more inspirational that the others. (I'm sorry i am so bad at answering these questions!)
  4. If you could live any where in the world, where would it be?                                       It has to be London. I just really love the city and because I am aiming for a career in Media I feel like London would be the best place for me to achieve my dreams.
  5. How do you prepare for blog posts?                                                                              I generally don't ever plan to blog. Often an idea to write a blog post will come out of something happening in my own life. Once i have an idea I generally put small guidelines down for what i am going to write and what order it bests flows in, but normally I just start writing my post and once i am started i normally finish writing it very fast.
  6. What is the most memorable holiday you've ever been on?                                           When I was younger i went on a day trip to Lapland (the home of Santa Claus) and it was a ram packed day with: tobogganing, baking cookies with 'Mrs Claus', being pulled on a sleigh by Reindeers and Huskies. It was the best day of younger me's life.
  7. Are you in education? If not, do you work?                                                                    I will be starting the second and last year of College (English College not American) next month. I am currently studying Radio Production and will hopefully continue to at University.      
  8. What's the best thing about running your blog?                                                             The best thing about running my blog is being able to write about topics i am passionate about without the fear of being judge?                                                                                            
  9. What's your number one beauty essential?                                                                     Sadly, I'm really not a Beauty person. I generally just wake up and brush my hair and get changed. (I'm sorry I am so boring)
  10. How do you see yourself in 50 years time?                                                                      I would like to have my own house with a partner and some pets. Hopefully i would have Children and Grand Children too. Apart from that I really don't know.                          
  11. What's your favourite social media site?                                                                         My favourite social media site is definitely Twitter. I am always on Twitter! However Tumblr is a very close second.
Right that is my questions answered and now I nominate: Gemma from gemmadawn30.blogspot.co.uk/ and anyone else who reads this and wants to have a go. 

And your 11 questions are:

  1. What was your first concert or if you haven't been to one what concert would you like to go to?
  2. What is your biggest pet hate?
  3. Do you have a bucket list and if so name three of the things on it?
  4. Do you have any pets and if not would you like any in the future?
  5. What is your favourite book?
  6. What do you do to relax?
  7. Do you have a favourite item of clothing and if so what?
  8. Have you ever met someone famous if not which famous person would you like to meet?
  9. What one item you own could you not live without?
  10. Favourite movie scene of all time?
  11. What do you hope to being doing in 20 years time?
Good Luck!