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Re-opening of GV Jurong Point to catch The Avengers with Casio Sheen!

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Caught The Avengers in the newly revamped GV theatre at Jurong Point; which features wider seating and a brand new Dolby 7.1 surround sound system! Rushed there to have a quick bite at the food court (conveniently opposite the theatre) before some obligatory camwhoring session. I was soo glad to see all my blogger friends all at once place!! Plus, most of us Casio Sheen bloggers were there, except for Nurul and Charmaine who were missed!

 Someone commented that I looked more japanese that day. Hmm. I beg to differ?? Think joey looks korean here and Mirai looks like the japanese please!

 Cute Rachel and Cookie! Cookie gave me this SUPER PRETTY ring that she made herself, picture is on my twitter! Thanks Cookie! <3.

 Had some time to kill before going into the theatre. My face is the biggest because... I used my hand to zipai with the g1x. I was self-sacrificial!


 Trying to move my face further back but it didn't help much.

Joined my Casio Sheen girls (who were also near the front of the queue hehe) Maybeline looked super cute in the pictures I just want to pinch her cheeks. Next time I shall catch her unaware muarhahah. (For the record, I'm straight)

 That's Shine's sister! Hui Min! She's wearing a Casio Sheen too :P



 The circle lenses really make your eyes look bigger! I bought a pair, going to try them out to see if i look more fish-eyed or.. natural.


 With our Casio Sheen's because they're so prettttyy.

 Before we went in we were given a Magnum ice cream each! I was pretty full from lunch so I didn't have any. Guess who took my share?!?
 
  
 HP got too excited and took the whole box. Hahah. 

(Was kidding about the insinuation. He didn't actually take my share)
The seats were definitely wider, and more comfortable as we settled in the theatre for the pre-movie publicity with Singapore’s own Auntie Lucy, played by the popular local actor, Mr. Dennis Chew.
 
The changes to be fair were subtle, but very noticeable for the frequent movie-goer. I was silently marveling at the amount of legroom that was available, and how we did not have to move, when other patrons were leaving their seats for the washroom, or returning.

With the publicity, and talk by the OMY representatives out of the way, we settled in as the lights dimmed for the start of the movie.

Although GV has only claimed that the sound and seats have been improved, I was immediately blown away from the visual quality of the screen. There was definitely some renovation works done, or the film itself has received some pre-show treatment.

Credits to www.gv.com.sg  for this shot!
  
It helped that the movie had great writing by the incredibly talented Mr. Joss Whedon, and the special effects, coupled with the newly upgraded 7.1 Dolby sound system, made the movie experience extremely enjoyable.

The sound throughout seemed to have been tuned perfectly, the basses were low, but not too boomy, the mids, usually extremely overpowering in most theatres were pleasantly subdued, and the high pitches, usually prevalent in screams, bullets and explosions were well-balanced as well.

Credits to www.gv.com.sg  for this shot!

If you haven't got the hint by now, the sound has been superbly upgraded, and GV has obviously taken some pains to ensure that their patrons will get the best sound experience in Singapore.


Credits to www.gv.com.sg  for this shot!
Here's a summary table of promotions at GV Jurong Point in conjunction with their re-opening!

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Description
Mechanics
Mondays
Free regular coke with purchase of 1 x large popcorn
Purchase 1 x Large Popcorn and receive 1 x Regular coke free.
Tuesdays
$2 for 2 Cheesy Hotdog
Purchase 2 x Cheesy Hotdog at $2 only. Usual Price $4.
Wednesdays
Enjoy Student Price ALL DAY!
Present student ID to enjoy $7 Student Price all day.
$2 off Nachos Combo
Purchase Nachos Combo at $2 off.
Fridays & Saturdays
Catch a weekend Late Night movie at GV Jurong Point and enjoy FREE parking!
Present min a pair of tickets purchased for a Friday or Saturday Late Night session at the Box Office and receive a parking comp pass. While stocks last.
Sundays
Restaurant vouchers giveaway with tickets purchased to any session before 2pm!
Receive restaurant vouchers with purchase of a pair of tickets to any Sunday sessions before 2pm. While stocks last

 I don't think I’ve been this excited for the opening of any movie, since possibly, the end of the matrix trilogy (which was a minor disappointment), and Batman: The Dark Knight (which I thoroughly enjoyed).

Needless to say, my inner comic-geek was in full-tilt as the lights dimmed in the theatre, and the show began. It helped that the theatre has been recently upgraded, and the visuals and sound brought us into the Marvel universe seamlessly.

 Credits: Marvel

As somewhat of an avengers fan, I have to say Joss Whedon and team did a fantastic job on the writing for the movie. It is never easy bringing well-loved comic onto the big screen with the limitations in technology and screenplay time, but I have to say, the avengers' movie was pulled off brilliantly, so kudos!

The buildup acts, much like most team-based stories, whereby each of the heroes were slowly invited/cajoled/dragged into the fray, was surprisingly un-cliché, and were immensely insightful for audience who weren't familiar with the characters.

Having caught the captain America and Iron man movies, I have to say, their personas and characters were very well maintained by the mercurial Robert Downey Jr. and innocent-looking Chris Evans. The movies all seemed to have added to the Avengers movie, and I urge everyone who hasn’t done so, to catch them.

The writing for a comic book movie was surprisingly matured, without too much altruism and heavy-handed lessons in ethics or morality. Rather, these beliefs and tenets were lightly sprinkled throughout the movie, in moments when hope seemed all but lost, one of the avengers would say something that would put the audience at ease.

 Credits: Marvel  (This photo is AWESOME)

Catchy one-liners were plentiful, and no doubt, going to be rehashed frequently in conversations by people who have watched the movie in the months to come. Did anyone else catch the legolas reference? Or the puny god joke? I can't remember what else I chuckled at.

In an age where CGI is so heavily used in film, I have to say, the graphics seemed extremely believable throughout the movie. I don't recall having 'caught' at any point in the movie where I thought, "Oh, that was poorly done." thats how polished the show was.

The action sequences were well-thought out, with ample "breathing points" where the show paused for the heroes to reflect or strategize, rather than going for the non-stop action, the pace of the show, even in the final battle of the movie, was perfect throughout.

There was drama, scarlet Johansson made her role as the Black Widow extremely believable. Jeremy Renner acting as the battle-hardened Hawkeye seemed to be a symbolic representation of battle-weary snipers. The Hulk, played by Mark Ruffalo, only appeared later in the show, but the atmosphere of danger around him was well-played.
Credits: Marvel
 
Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston played their roles as the pure and immortal Thor, and the cunning and mischievous Loki to perfection, and I suspect there may yet be a market for another sequel in the Thor franchise.
 
Samuel L. Jackson, was the perfect person to play Nick Fury, and I wouldn't have anyone else in that role. Cobie Smulders was a surprising addition to the team, her role in the popular HIMYM television series, made it hard to shake off her television show's persona from the movie, but she performed admirably. When she first appeared (within the first 3 minutes of the show), I commented "Hey isn't that Robyn?" but wasn't entirely sure until her next frame. I can totally imagine her in Star Trek now after watching this movie.

Chris Evans, is a surprising success, and I have to applaud his rendition of Captain America, his teamwork with Iron Man throughout the movie, was superbly done, and Disney has already announced a sequel, so we will be seeing more of Captain America.

Credits: Marvel
 
I don't think much as to be said for Robert Downey, Jr. as he as the honor of being the only 'Avenger' so far in the cast to have had 2 movies as their movie persona under his belt, and with Ironman 3 confirmed and beginning filming in May 2012, what's left to say, really? He's super talented and it's always amazing how he can seamlessly integrate into his roles for a wide variety of movies.

What more is there to say? Catch it in the theatres if you haven't, and get ready to be awed. This is how movies should be made. My only qualm was that fish and tortoise inspired ship that carried the aliens to earth. I mean seriously?? Fish?? Tortoise?? Neither of those animals are bad ass, was a little disappointed.

The movie ended leaving everyone in awe and wanting more. I could hear the chatter of the audience, hoping for a sequel, (and tweets thereafter of "AVENGERS WAS AWESOME") and I’m pretty sure the ending credits spoilers ensured us that there WILL be more. *shakes fist*

 Credits to www.gv.com.sg  for this shot!
 
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