Sunday, 25 May 2014

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Premieres In Islamabad

By Humay Waseem

Mountain Dew premiered Bryan Singer's latest mutant saga X-Men: Days of Future Past at Cinegold Plex Rawalpindi on Friday in a geeky, yet glitzy affair and StudioBloop was there to witness the triumphant return of the world's favorite mutants
The X-men have returned to the big screen in what could quite possibly be the biggest movie of the year
The screening of the film was preceded by an X-Men themed red carpet event that was attended by film enthusiasts and noted personalities from Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
Host of the evening with a guest

The event had a festive air as celebrities, X-men fans, movie buffs and socialites flocked to the theater. The event MC, model Quratulain Chaudhary was cosplaying as Halle Barry's "Storm" while X-Men cut-outs were placed all across the venue giving the vicinity the unique ambiance of a comic-con.

Dr. Hassan Waqar Rana, the award winning writer and executive producer of the hit Pakistani action thriller Waar was present among many other notables from the entertainment industry. 

Dr. Hassan Waqar Rana
Speaking to StudioBloop, Rana said that he has been a huge fan of the X-Men series and found X-Men: DOFP to be more "grown up's version" of the series. 

He was particularly thrilled by the historical fiction twist in the recent X-Men films and confessed that he was one of the few who actually root for Magneto instead of the heroes. 

DJ Assad Saifullah, another X-Men franchise fan, had his concerns about Jennifer Lawrence playing Rebecca Romijn's part of Mystique. However, he thought that the character of Wolverine was always powerful enough to draw the audiences to the film. 

11 year old CEO of Fizzzzz magazine Ahmed Sarym was excited by the show. “The film was very nice, especially because it combines the first and the second trilogy. My favorite scene was the climax of the film.”, said Sarym.

X-Men fan Farhan Khan Shinwari was left a bit confused by the time travel bit. However, he found a lot of his questions answered and a lot made sense to him since X-Men: First Class and Origins. He also appreciated the fact that the character of Mystique was brought to the forefront in this episode.

Guests at the premiere
Javeria Hassan, who was a complete stranger to the X-Men series, found the film fascinating and engaging. She particularly liked the visual effects.

Imran Kazmi saw an improvement in this episode of X-Men from the previous ones. He particularly loved the about-to-be-infamous slow motion scene in with Quicksilver that had the audience in fits.

Sameer Hamdani, an ardent X-Men franchise fan, was somewhat disappointed in the film. Apart from not being thrilled by the precise historical fiction mesh that this episode offers, he was let down by the way his favorite character Wolverine was badly manhandled and pinned by Magneto in it, which challenged his invincibility.

X-Men: Days of Future Past is being touted as the biggest hit of 2014 and is playing across Pakistan in 3D, offering a mind-bending story-line, out-of-this world VFX and the greatest X-Men character ensemble ever to hit the big screen. This one's a must-watch!

The complete photo album of the red carpet event is right here