As many of you may have seen, when I ran a giveaway to win a pair of tickets, I was lucky enough to get the chance to go to the European premier of Divergent! It was on the 30th March 2014, at Leicester Square Odeon, which just happened to be the day before I was already planning on going to London (little bits of good luck, like that, don’t tend to happen to me so I was rather pleased!)
The movie is out on the 4th of April and, if you’re a fan of the books, or if you like dystopian fiction then this might be something you want to catch – I’d not read the books previously to being invited, but I had seen the trailer and it had piqued my interest. Being the sort of person that likes to have read the books before watching a film I downloaded them on to my kindle and read the whole trilogy in a matter of days. In all honesty I was impressed; there’s some great YA fiction out there but I’ve read a lot of not so great stuff over the past few years, too. Thankfully this was definitely one of the good ones – It Really made me more excited to see the film (but also worried me, you know how films often tend to deviate from the books much more than we’d like!)
We may not have been at the front for the red carpet action but as you can see we all got a chance to hear from the director, some of the stars and the author of the book who all came and said hello before the film started. The atmosphere in the room was pretty intense from the moment we got in there, So many excited people in a proportionally small space… plus Lots of screaming, especially when Theo James walked in to the room.I thoroughly enjoyed the film and the books and I can see how they became best sellers. I was so so pleased that the film didn’t stray, too far, from the story in the books and, so, if you’re a fan you should be safe enough that the film won’t ruin the imagined world that you’ll have created when you read them; the film should definitely just add to it, and that’s exactly what you want a film to do. I look forward to getting this on dvd in the future and seeing it again, it was very enjoyable and having been able to experience a premier was just fantastic, if you ever get the chance to go to a fan event to win tickets or enter a competition or anything like that, for something like this, then definitely give it a go!