I got a pair of invites to the KARATE KID premiere thanks to Nuffnang. So at 7pm, M and I drove to MidValley. Took us 10 minutes to find a nice parking spot. Then, we walked to GSC. To our surprise, there wasn't any queue there yet.
We didn't want to be the first ones to queue there. So, we walked to RedBox and made a reservation for tomorrow. While walking, I texted JW and asked her to confirm the location from Nuffnang's website.
Just as we made the reservation, she called and told me. "YOU ARE AT THE WRONG PLACE!! IT'S IN GSC 1 UTAMA!!". There was only one thing we could do. RUSH THERE!
Quickly went to the car and drove to 1Utama. And since PS was already there, I called her and asked her to collect the tickets for us. As we approached TTDI, she texted me and said "Collected the tickets". PHEW!! I was SO RELIEVED!!
By the time we parked at 1Utama, it was already 8.10pm. We then went to French Connection and met up with PS. She then passed me the tickets before we went to A&W.
Ordered a Grilled Burger and they told me I gotta wait for it. So, I told them to give me the Chicken Sandwich that was already there. There was no empty table inside so we had to sit at one of the dirty tables outside.
While eating, I was looking at the ticket. Then I realized. It printed "FREE SEATING". OMG!! In that case, we gotta be there by 8.45pm since it starts at 9pm!!
So, we munched down our food as quickly as possible. Managed to get to the cinema by 8.45pm as planned. But, there was a long queue outside the cinema.
At about 8.55pm, they started letting people in. But before that, there were 3 counters at the side. I saw people going there, so I went there too.
They then told us to GIVE them our PHONES. And make sure it is TURNED ON. Cameras and bags weren't allowed too. Each item was kept in an envelope and they gave us a piece of paper that matched the envelope.
After that, went on and saw many people in line ahead of us. I wanted to slap myself for wasting time at the "Phone Counter". Thankfully, at least half of the people hadn't surrendered their phones. So, they had to go back to the counter before they could proceed. HAHA :D
When it was our turn, they used metal detectors to scan our body. It beeped at my pocket and I took my wallet out to show him it was just the coins.
Went into Hall 3 and it wasn't really packed. Found a nice spot to sit and patiently waited for the movie to start. Finally at 9.30pm it started.
I came up with four personal opinions. Shall not elaborate further as it is better if you watch it yourselves. Anyway, the 4 are...
- Will Smith and Jada Pinkett (producers of the show) bought Jaden Smith (male lead, also their son) a kiss (on screen kiss).
- They are trying to portray the Chinese as racists and bullies.
- They think Ancient Chinese Healing is BETTER than Modern Medicine.
- Base on many inaccuracies, this movie is to 骗鬼佬 (Cheat Westerners).
*Forgot to mention, the sound system in Hall 3 was bad. At times, I could hear echoes of the speakers.*
And when we got outside, we saw MANY people in line to reclaim their belongings. We waited at least 10 minutes before we could get ours. But, I do think that they managed the whole situation very PROFESSIONALLY and everything was well ORGANIZED. Thumbs UP!
After I got my camera, I took a few pictures of the crowd. Then, we paid parking, got to our car, and went home. :)