I'm happy on the turn out of my photo coverage of the Fast & Furious 6 Philippine red carpet movie premiere in SM Mall of Asia, even that I experienced a 5 hours of standing, waiting and a lot of tantrums, I'm gonna move on and share this photos to all Fast & Furious fans, Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez fans.m Thanks to SM Cinema for inviting me here and congrats for hosting another historical movie event for our country, congrats to Solar UIP for bringing the celebs here in Manila. Fast and Furious 6 movie will be showing this May 24, 2013 in all SM Cinema branches nationwide.
The public appearance and press con was held at the Music hall of SM Mall of Asia, I went there at 2:30pm because I got invited to attend this and was informed that the event will start at 2:30pm featuring music by DJs and a show band performance during in that time, there's also a car show happening outside and the venue is already jam packed by fans since 10am.
pics taken using a Olympus E-520 with 40-150 mm zuiko lens
Days before this event, there's a comment from Julius Babao in Bandila and he said that this event is cancelled, after that comment, many fans and movie goers are confused if the red carpet premiere will push tru. I'm glad that our bloggers and online media helped in spreading the news that this event is a big go.. according to Romeo Berona of Solar - "Julius Babao is too fast, ito ay isang kasinungalingan! tutloy na tuloy ang fast and furious manila junket!", then according to Butch Ibanez of Solar - "But also ask them to make sure and inform their followers that FF6 Manila premiere will definitely push through and that Solar is trying to find out where Julius Babao got his unverified information."
okay let's go back to the event
It got a little weird that this guy from SM Cinema threw me to the audience pit and not knowing that I'm there to cover the event and he told me that the media and bloggers are in that area too, I didn't see any media or bloggers, but lots of fans only. Then I complained that there is media pit in the other side of the hall. I got mad, because all my blogger friends and media are there on the other side, so why I'm stuck here at the audience pit? , I went out and check if there's someone who can help me get in to the media pit, then I met Ted... after the chat with Ted, I decided to walk out and go home, but this SM Cinema person (I think she's one of the boss) told me to enter the media pit, so she assisted me and Ted to enter the media pit area... thank God!! -- I survived this event hahaha someone punched me from behind...scratch my back and also got hit with an iPad ... wow! I stay there with a numb back.
Okay, we stayed there and waited for 5 hours
First to appear on stage is the producer of the movie - Mr. Neil Moritz, I like to apologize that I tag the wrong name during my live social media updates on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, its Moritz and not Lawrence.
Neil Mortiz produced the Fast and Furious movie series and the most interesting part here is that he mentioned that during the end credits of Fast and Furious 6, we should check out and watch the scene after the movie end credits. There's also a possibility that they might shoot a scene here in Manila for the upcoming Fast and Furious 7 which will be out a year after. I'm excited learn more of the Manila fast-furious movie tie up and I hope they can feature how our Sarao jeepneys can drift going up in the mountain and hills on Antipolo.
We also learned that Fast 5 is the best movie series in the entire franchise and also much more car crashes compare to the earlier movie.
Tip: you have to remember that the Tokyo Drift movie is part of the timeline way back after the Fast 6or maybe 7, I just don't know what part where the movie will connect to Tokyo Drift.
Next celebrity appearance is Gina Carano, MMA fighter and also part of this movie, we didn't hear any interview from her because she went busy signing autographs and meeting the fans.. omg.. I'm too far away from her.. she's gorgeous and vavavavavoom!
Next is Luke Evans, the male host commented that he is the most gorgeous guy celeb on stage, omg. I even mentioned that he is "pogi" in my Facebook status. Its a rare event to see someone who is in macho stage in celeb Hollywood level. He told us that he feels that he is already a part of the Fast and Furious family even that he's character is a bad guy. Movie promotes on how family ties work and being loyal to one another.
Luke Evans shared to us that he visited the Philippines 10 years ago and to prove it, he sang a Filipino song - "Kailangan Kita", it was slight perfect and not slangish... everyone got the kilig moments and we're happy to know that he sings that and it was his favorite Filipino song.
Everyone screamed so wild when Michelle Rodriguez stepped out of that Dodge challenger car that zooming in the Sunset blvd of SM Mall of Asia. She ran and gave a high five to all fans, she didn't care about the hot weather and also lifting her skirt to knee high just to ran and greet everyone. She greeted us and wow!!! she's one charming hot female celeb.
Vin Diesel drives the Dodge Challenger car and went out in black sando and shades, his appearance reminds me of Chronicles of Riddick which will be released in a few months in the big screen. He got all sweaty because of the hot weather and he still continues to greet everyone, join photo ops and sign autographs for the fans.
Vin shouted "Mahal ko kayo!" for many times and he even got shaken after the last line, he's so happy to see all the fans and said that he attended lots of movie premieres around the world and the movie premiere in Manila is the best ever in his entire life. Wow!!! thanks!! I think he enjoyed riding the jeepney yesterday and when he surprised the pinoys in Makati as he walks around the mall of Makati and also in BGC.
All went wild...and I just can't believe that I stayed in the venue for 5 hours for this... after the Q and A they went up to the cinema to watch their movie.
I didn't even went to the premiere... our contact from the movie distributor is gone and our ticket and access is with them... so I just skipped the movie premiere and head to the nearest restaurant just to re-energize myself after attending this crazy and wild event in SM MOA.
I'm Gonna watch the movie next week.... so all roads lead to SM Cinema!!! and ehem...to this blog too...as your premiere entertainment blog since 2003...lol
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here are some pics
Preparing now for the Q and A portion
Fake Vin Diesel hahahah
awwwww thanks Geli Victor for looking at my camera
Michelle Rodriguez is so hyper on stage!! love her!
She non stop mention that they love us!
Dom Toretto is here!!! aka Vin Diesel
in projector on stage
pawis na pawis si Vin Diesel dito...I just saw that meron sya taga punas ng pawis sa ulo
Vin shouting "mahal ko kayo!!!"
Vin Diesel enjoys staying here and still shouts he love us pinoys
Fast 6 cast to meet the Dodge car owners and distributors ( I think)
The cast will sign an autograph to that brand new Dodge Challenger car and this will be auctioned off and proceeds will be given to charity.
Gina Carano is first to sign the Dodge Challenger car
Michelle Rodriguez is up next... oh man.. she's so sexy!
I wonder why they are laughing here.. hahahaha and ohhh Ginai is looking at my camera!
Vin Diesel is up next to sign the Dodge car
They can sign anywhere, but this was his first choice at the drivers area, but then Vin changed his mind and he left a sign at the hood.
Time to say goodbye and they invite us to watch their movie
The stage set up with the Dodge Challenger, is that the 2011 edition ?
The red carpet area
Lots of girls are waiting here for Vin Diesel
after 4 hours....fans are tired, thirsty and dehydrated..
ohhh the Younghusbands are here!
this guy got bored ahahahahah
vroommm vrooom!! been looking for a die cast car toy in Toy Kingdom.
this will serve as my remembrance
Fast and Furious 6 is so damn hot!!! watch it..or else you might miss the next Fast and Furious Manila Drift next year..
Thanks for reading my blog!!
- photo with my blogger friends painlessly covering this event for 5 hours ahhahaha