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Special Screening: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Luckily, I won tickets to the special screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in Greenbelt. As you know, Marvel is popular for the comics and stories it tells people. So, just in time for my name day, I was rewarded with these tickets!

Special Screening: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

To be honest, it was all a game of luck.

The Beginning

And here’s my tweet:

Then the next time I checked my Twitter, I saw this in my notifications:

The Experience

Others usually tell me that I get lucky with raffles or giveaways. They wonder how do I do it. It’s really simple.

Just join for fun. Expect nothing in return.

That is my forever motto when it comes to joining. There are times that I do not win. I do lose also, and I lose a lot. But that did not stop me from joining contests.

Right now, it’s even easier to join. Just like this, you’ll be just sending a tweet with the hashtags. Or for others, you would just have to follow what’s on Rafflecopter. Some even just require a follow and a comment.

So, since this was totally unexpected. I asked my friend, Nicole (who is the girlfriend of my boyfriend’s brother), if she wanted to join. On the bright side, she said yes! So almost two hours before the movie time, we headed to Greenbelt.

If you wonder why we had to leave 2 hours before, this is because of the intense traffic in Manila. I only live almost 3-4 km from the mall. It’s relatively near, right? But due to the consistency of the traffic, you have to leave earlier than usual to be able to arrive earlier than expected.

When we got there, our first agenda was to claim our tickets. There was a verification that happened. I was prepared to present my ID’s just in case but it didn’t get to that point.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

I am Groot.

The Cocktail

We did not expect that there will still be cocktails before the screening. To be honest, we were actually famished and thinking on what to eat since we were on a budget. Another gift from lady luck, there was a cocktail!

There were soft pretzels (as what Nicole told me), German sausages that were so yummy, panini and iced tea. Moreover, there was a free ice cream (from Gelatissimo) and popcorn (from the movie snackbar).

While eating, I saw various celebrities. Nicole did not seem to bother as she do not know most of the ones there.

So here’s a rough list of the ones I/we saw:

  • Darren Espanto
  • Iñigo Pascual
  • Martin Nievera
  • Spongecola
  • Richard Juan
  • Dawn Chang
  • Encantadia cast (Max Collins, Mikee Quintos, Arra San Agustin, Phytos Ramirez, Pancho Magno, Carlo Gonzalez, and the director, Mark Reyes)
  • Jinri Park

I actually various people asking for photos with the celebrities, while others stand a few feet away and just taking ninja photos or videos. Well, to be honest, this was really so advance because it will be on theaters on April 26, 2017. The premiere in the US will be on May. So, those who were there were LUCKY.

Thank you, Ayala Malls for the giveaway!

The Movie

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The movie poster

The movie we saw was in 3D. I thought I will feel dizzy again but no. It was comfortable actually.

BUT, before stepping inside the movie theater, all were advised to deposit all mobile phones or gadgets that may actually record the film. They were really meticulous about it since it was going to be way ahead the supposed schedule. I deeply understand their cause.

While inside the theater, there were no assigned seats. We were free to choose where we want to be seated. I got the aisle seat and Nicole was beside me. We saw various trailers for different movies.

After, the national anthem was sung.

Then we know what happens after that. More trailers and eventually the movie!

My Thoughts

I could definitely say that they did it again! The trailer did not disappoint and I was happy to see Baby Groot more. He was just so adorable the entire film.

The effects that were used are out of this world. Surely, I cannot elaborate on that because I am avoiding accidental spoilers.

Since it will be in theaters on April 26, make sure to get your tickets so you won’t miss it!

I would rate this film with 4.5 stars out of 5. I felt that there was something lacking still. Or maybe it’s just me.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

The cosplayers.

Are you ready to save the galaxy one more time?

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  • Reply
    May 4, 2017 at 10:13 PM

    I haven’t seen the first movie but from what you are saying, it’s a great series. You are lucky to be able to attend a special screening together with celebrities. It must have been a special feeling. The fact that there was food and even free cocktails is definitely a plus! 🙂

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    May 6, 2017 at 7:34 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS for winning! I never had luck with raffles. It’s definitely a treat to win something like this… By the way, the ticket pass is just too cute because of BABY GROOT! <3

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    May 6, 2017 at 7:50 PM

    Lucky you that you got to see so many celebrities. Can I envy you please! 🙂
    I haven’t seen the movie yet. I will now watch out for this.

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    May 7, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    I sooo love you motto, it´s like just throw it our in the universe and the universe will reward you. And as you said it, you get rewarded most of the time! I am not a big sci-fi fan here but I like baby groot. I seriously want that baby groot stub!

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    May 7, 2017 at 12:00 PM

    Just watched the movie yesterday and I agree with you that the movie was fantastic and baby Groot was sooooo adorable! I love how you won the tickets by tweeting! You’re so lucky to have done so in a raffle! I could never really get myself to win those but reading this made me want to at least try and participate in one. Congratulations!

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