April 19th, 2012.
Ah... the Avengers. I'm not a fan of comic books generically (my geeky nature never swung that way), but as a fan of hype and spectacle I am...not unaware of the fact that movies for Iron Man, The Hulk, Thor, etc exist, with the end aim of setting up a hypergiant film combining the various marvel properties. Some of them were good, some of them were bad, but this one? Looks pretty epic.
How epic? Let's just say I took a day off work for this one, got up at 4am and was on the first Tube to Westfields Shepherds Bush. Obsessed? Not so much.. though the fact that Scarlett Johansson was meant to attend might have had more than a little to do with all that.
How did it go down? Was it worth it? Well.. let's just say 2,300 photos were taken.
Just want to point out : left home at 4am.. the time is now 6pm. And I am still, despite my half-hearted efforts over the years, single.
But this was all well and good... I like Chris, Tom, Mark, Robert, Clark and Jeremy as much as the next guy (possibly less). What this premiere needed (with all due respect to Elsa Pataki and Jennifer Grey) was a Y-chromosome....
At this point in the proceedings our new compere arrives (what was wrong with the old compere? He was funny.. although he was kind of swooning over Scarlett Johansson)
That was insane. Would I do it again? Maybe. Would I do it for any other film? Maybe not immediately.
Still, it was worth it as premiere photography goes. The full set of shots turned out pretty good and this journal could have been a LOT longer.
And it's definitely one for the "Archive of Movie Premieres"
Until next time!
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