Friday, March 23, 2012

Surviving + Enjoying a midnight premiere 101

In my years of midnight premieres (okay, I've only been to 3... but still) I have learned some valuable things. So, here is a guide for you to study, read and memorize, so that you to, can survive and fully enjoy any midnight premiere.

1.  Buy your tickets ahead of time. 
This is probably most important. Obviously you can't see the movie without a ticket, so don't even take a chance by waiting to buy them at the door. Just buy the ahead and then you feel more accomplished and you know that you are for sure getting in. Plus, when the theater opens its doors, pre-boughten ticket people usually go straight the the front of the line and you don't have to be pushed and shoved! Bonus!

2. Invest in nap time. 
Nap time is your best friend. Seriously. Especially when it's time for a midnight showing. Don't be the person who falls asleep during the best-movie-ever.
As a side note, if you don't get up until 10am, then get out of town because you don't need a nap. Us people who get up at 5:30, 6 or 7 even, do however, need to indulge in nap time.
A two hours nap should do the trick, so plan ahead.


3.  Psych up. (as in mentally prepare)
Get in the mode of over-the-top-excitment by watching interviews, red carpets, pre-released clips and trailers the day of the premiere. You will start freaking out and jumping around and get totally into movie mode by doing this. Plus you learn about the actors/actresses this way. Extra bonus!


4. Dress accordingly.
This is actually optional. Some midnight premieres (like Pirates of the Caribbean) are hard to dress for. But themed stuff is always good. For the Hunger Games I wore feathered earrings and a HG necklace and a few of my friends braided their hair. See, it doesn't have to be a lot!

5. Caffeine. 
Caffeine is your best bud during a midnight premiere. Especially if you didn't get your nap in. Try to go for coffee first before soda, other wise you might have a case of "sugar crash" and that wouldn't be fun.
That my friends, are my five tips for preparing and enjoying midnight premieres!

Now, let's talk Hunger Games.

Who all went the movie this morning??? Was it not the best ever? It was so perfect. Even the differences were fine because it was just so good and all made sense. I loved how they added other scenes (as in, parts not in the book) in the movie. SO good. Gary Ross is just a genius. 
Also, could Woody Harrelson have been a more perfect Haymitch? So good. Perfection. 
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson were also completely amazing. As was Liam Hemsworth and Elizabeth Banks. Oh goodness, all of the cast was so amazing. Just perfect. 
The filming was also just fantastic. The score was amazing. The emotional scenes were.. emotional. The whole thing was just great. wonderful. amazing. 

Also, has anyone heard the soundtrack for the movie? Oh goodness. That is perfection. Just a game by birdy is like... the Hunger Games all in one song. So good.


If you saw the movie, what did you think? If you haven't seen it yet, go see it and then come back and tell me what you thought of it! I'd really like to know! :) AND what did you do in preparation for the midnight premiere? 


  1. In preparation for the midnight premiere, I cried. Because I wasn't going. I'm going to try and see it next weekend, since this weekend is my sisters' birthday :/


  2. I saw it this afternoon and it was sooo good. there were only a few minor deviations from the book that I totally forgave them for. I cried when a certain sweet little girl died. and I agree, the soundtrack is amazing!

    1. yes yes yes! My thoughts exactly. The things that were different didn't even matter because the rest was SO good. Ah yes. *holds up three finger salute*

  3. I may be going to watch it soon! Especially after your rave review. ;)

  4. ahhhh!! I can't wait to see it! Nice post and I really like the new design too! :)

    1. I can't wait to see it with you!! We were discussing when we are gonna take you. :) Should be a blast! :) Thanks! Goin' for a graffiti look.

  5. It was just fantastic! I thought Josh should have had a little more screen time because his character didn't develop much in the movie, and the cave scene was lacking just slightly. But OHMYGOSH, I cried through mostly the entire thing. Both with happiness and grief. Ah, I'm still in a state of euphoria, I want to go see it again! <3 <3

  6. OMGOSH! Tickets are soo much more cheaper in America than they are in Australia! I payed like 11 buck
    (Australian dollars) just to get in. Not to count the food bought at the snack shop thing. Holy crap!

    I went with the besties. And by the time it finished I did not whether to laugh or cry. I tear up just looking at the poster I've got... :)

    I will see it again when it comes out on DVD. I'm surprised it came out a day earlier in Oz... Haha, anyways.

    Keep on keeping on,

  7. Ahh!! You are 18?! well I'm 19,and feel so old most of the time in blog world! Can we be friends?
    ps.I wish I had read this BEFORE I went to the midnight showing ;) Brilliant!

  8. Hey, I'm new to your blog, but I've heard about you from Megan's blog. :) I'm sooo jealous that you went to the midnight premiere of The Hunger Games. I've read the first book, waiting to read the second, and completely obsessed with them. I want to see the movie so badly! :) Oh, and may I ask where you got that necklace? I think I'm in love...

    1. Oh my goodness. The second book is SOOO good. :) I got the necklace from this shop:
      I totally fell in love with it too. :)

    2. Thanks so much! :)

  9. I saw THG on Saturday with my dad and we were both a little disappointed. We agreed on a rating of 3.5 out of 5 :) It was still pretty good, though. I loved Haymitch! He was so funny :) And Peeta was incredible. I cried a little when Rue died. She was so adorable.

    Abbie /// XOXOX

  10. love this post. i havent see the hungry games yet, but i will watch this movie soon.

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  11. Loved the movie! The casting was spectacular. Cato? Perfect. And Caesar! He was outstanding. Can't wait to see who they cast as Finnick :)


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