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In the case of Casino Royale, Eon has been heavily involved in its prequel narrative, as well as every other element. “They’ve certainly been more active,” says Davidson. “It’s very much a live approvals process. We see them very regularly. They have very strong opinions on how Bond is portrayed. We are guided in how we portray him and the other characters, and how we portray the world.” She adds that the Eon involvement is “at senior level”.
A few tips: if you are going with folks who don't know much about the movie or don't care to engage in the additional immersive mission parts of "Operation Wildcard", just have them stay along with you. They can join you wherever you might end up and take in the experience that way. My wife and I got split up, and I had an amazing experience, whilst her time was not so great. She was unable to get anyone to help her figure out what she needed to do, so she ended up confused and frustrated and we barely found each other in time for the film screening. Also, there are A LOT of people in there. The night we went was opening night, and it was well attended. I would estimate 1500-2000 people. That was a Wednesday...not sure how the weekends will be.
I would also recommend dressing up as much as you feel comfortable. People were going all out with their outfits, and if you go wearing anything less than a suit for guys, or a dress for ladies, you will stick out like a sore thumb.
I would recommend any Bond fan check out Secret Cinema presents Casino Royale. They did a great job capturing the feel of the movie and made sure it would satisfy die-hard and casual fans alike.
Thanks for sharing this tip, @MrArlingtonBeach. I'm going with my other half as well. Does it matter if you're a different colour? Can you still go through the whole thing together? Or do you have to follow a different path depending on your colour?
And another quick question. Do you know what's in the VIP gift bag? Does it include the things from the kit they sell on their website (lapel pin, poker chip, money clip, etc.)?
I was Q Branch Cyber (purple) and my wife was Q Branch...something else (but her color was red). Without giving too much away, each color gets different instructions by their contact holding flowers outside the venue, before the show even starts. I got different instructions/information than my wife did. That is why we ended up getting split up - we both thought we HAD to do our missions.
I would say that your other half can just tag along with you wherever you go, however. Others that got pulled into the same scenario I did had significant others with them, too, who wore different colors. That said, if your significant other DOES want to do their mission, they will be on a different path than you are, for sure - meeting different characters in different locations, etc.
I wish I knew that my wife could have joined me, and I think she wishes she did, too...
As for VIP bag, I am not sure what is included - I did not buy VIP tickets to the event...But I did order the mission kit with the pin, poker chip, money clip, etc. Honestly, it was more for the souvenir aspect that I bought the kit. But a very helpful piece of information I needed for my mission was given to me because I called a number on the SIS/Universal Exports business card in my mission kit...
VIP ticket holders did get a fast track line at the entrance, and a special room inside the event itself, which is where the bags were probably handed out, I am guessing. I think you got 2 free drinks as well, and maybe better seating during the movie. Hope this helps!
EDIT - just read on another site that "...the VIP gift bag was a bit disappointing , just snacks and chocs".
If there's one thing I'd honestly say - GET. THERE. AS EARLY. AS. YOU CAN. Because even at the latest times, unless you have the mission kit (which I thankfully did) you don't have a mission or anything....you're just left kinda exploring for 45 minutes before the film starts. Really disappointed and quite upset in that regard, all that effort (business cards etc) essentially all for nothing, which makes me wanna try it again maybe, at some point....
But otherwise, the set-up itself and the screening especially are incredibly done, the attention to detail in the sets is amazing...and at least *some* of the staff are up to speed on the Craig era lore haha (though no Vesper martinis or shaken ones...shameful :P
UPDATE: if anyone wants a discount code...can confirm it works, going for round 2 next week - let's do it properly...
It doesn't seem like a problem...just get something blue to match and when you meet the initial contact by the tube station you meet them together.
Just ARRIVE EARLY! haha. I'm going again this weekend, hopefully there'll be more of a mission this time
They’re not strict. Be warned, don’t muck about when you get in, you want to get straight on to finding your ‘target’. If you go with it there’s some fun stuff. One bit in particular is brilliant.
Finally got a proper mission, with which I got straight on, lots of character interactions (and another advantage of arriving early, more film characters to interact with - which I now wish I stepped outside my mission to do more of), did at times feel I was hitting the boundaries of the whole act but putting effort into it all is definitely mega rewarding, particularly if you know the lore (though there is a danger of knowing too much lore LOL)
P.S. I have heard rumours of groups being recruited for a special Operation Faucet. If anyone is going soon, watch out.
A nice appetiser for NTTD in China! :-bd
Sounds good, but I think I will wait for the MI6 podcast watch along as they are very entertaining. :)) With the long delay on NTTD and also the strong possibility of a further delay? I am hoping they do the entire series?!!! :-bd
Yeah I've been trying to work out what they've actually been doing with these these last few weeks. They can't actually be any good.. can they?
In my own defence I don't think I've actually put a suit on to watch a film in my own house. Bond films in theatre though, yes.