I just saw Transformers in Yongsan this morning. It was the first public screening in the world, and I saw it! It was...umm...like...
...something I can't talk about.
The catch was that we were all told to not discuss the movie afterwards. But I can talk about the experience of having seen it, even if I can't discuss the movie itself.
I was a guest of Darcy over at KoreanFilm.org, and he tells me this was the first international press junket to be held in Korea, and the staff announced that there would be a major event tonight, with Michael Bay and major cast in attendance. It really is a major opening of a blockbuster Hollywood film, and Korea got it first.
Like really, REALLY first. The press screening in the States won't even be until late June, we hear. I think they're waiting to give the major US reviewers a shot at it first.
Anyway, because I do have to pay the bills, I can't even go see the big press event scheduled for tonight, even though I hear they're going to have a full-scale model of Bumblebee up. And Michael Bay. Wowsers.
I'm outside now and haven't been able to suck out pictures from my camera of them checking our bags; no cameras or phones allowed and there was a metal detector to make sure – I thought they were going to check my soft drink to make sure it wasn't flammable. So pictures coming tonight.
All I have to say is that the big group screening event I'm planning will still be on for the big premiere on the general release date. I can't say more than that, since I've been bound by honor and verbally gagged. Well, it's a small price to pay to see this first.
"Autobots, roll out!"