As many of my regular readers will know, I do enjoy going to the occasional film premiere, especially if it’s a movie I am interested in, or a movie featuring one of my favourite stars. However, as I already managed to obtain the signature of Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, at the Avengers premiere last year, I almost didn’t go to the Thor: The Dark World premiere at all.
My main reason for not going was that my usual premiere companion and cinema buddy, was not able to take the day off work and accompany me. Without his camaraderie, home made sandwiches and photography skills, I just didn’t think it would be worth it. But as soon as I got to work on the morning of the premiere I knew I had made a grave mistake. Firstly because it was not raining, as the weather woman (Carol on BBC Breakfast) had predicted. Secondly, as I was present at the Avengers and Iron Man 3 Premiere (and did Iron Man 3 stag), it just felt wrong that I wasn’t there.
So I made a snap decision to take the afternoon off work and go to the premiere. I will admit that it was not the best idea I’ve ever had, because as an experienced premiere goer, I know full well that the best thing to do is go up to London early to get a good spot. I arrived in London at around 3pm, which meant that all of the enclosed pens where the fans are held, were all full. So the queue of people I was with were diverted into the center part of Leicester Square. Regrettably, despite there being poster covered banners and red carpet here, this was not an area the stars walked down as this was where the general public were being ushered in. I did however have a good view of the stage from where I was, just a far away view.
The first part of the premiere involved a vote for the ‘Thor with the most Phwoar’, a line up of Thor look-a-likes who were all vying for the public to vote for them.
After this we saw a precession of Lookie-Loki’s, who were going to be judged by none other than Tom Hiddleston upon his arrival at the premiere. My personal favourite of the Lookie-Loki’s was this person, who did a fantastic job on their costume…
I managed to take a video of Mr Hiddleston being interviewed and judging the contest. I can’t post it here but he came across very well, but I always think this of Mr Hiddleston, having seen him be interviewed a number of times.
As I was too far away from the action, with only my iPhone to rely on, I decided it would be better for me to video the main interviews rather than trying to take pictures. The best I did, picture wise, was when I took these images of the main screen as Kat Dennings arrived:
But as you can see, they’re not great. The next person to be interviewed was Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth.
Followed by unexpected guest, and head honcho of assembling the Avengers, Joss Whedon. *I love that someone says “oh no” when Joss says he can’t say anything about Avengers: Age of Ultron, come on lady, you really thought he would?
That brings me to the end of my premiere adventures. Next time I will make my mind up earlier, be more prepared and hopefully get some signatures. But until then, here is a giant Mjolnir in the middle of Leicester Square…