The premiere night of Imagine You and Me was a tremendous success.
A very huge crowd awaited the arrival of the phenomenal AlDub love team at the SM Megamall. The mall was full of AlDub fans, showing their idols that after a year, the AlDub nation is still basically intact.
Aubrey Carampel of 24 Oras said that AlDub fans started to come to Megamall as early as 9 AM. There were fans who came all the way from other countries like London, Canada,etc just to attend the premiere.
The AlDub pair arrived at the mall in an impressive white sportscar (a Ferrari!), which Alden drove himself.
Maine emerged from the car, looking elegantly beautiful wearing a light pink Martin Bautista custom silk dress with an oh so long slit which showed her long legs. Alden meanwhile,looked dapper in his dark suit.
From the moment they stepped out of that car, the screaming of fans in the background never stopped. The mall aisles were full of people waiting for Alden and Maine to pass by.
When they walked the red carpet, the noise was deafening. So many press photographers, bloggers, etc. were following their every move. One can hardly see AlDub as they went to the stage because they were surrounded by the press and security guys.
Maine told Aubrey that she was overwhelmed with the magnitude of the crowd, which almost filled up the mall. An emotional Alden said, “Sa tagal ko sa showbiz, hindi ko na experience ‘to. I’m so full of happiness and excitement right now. Ang laki ng pasasalamat namin sa lahat ng sumusuporta. Nandyan pa rin sila hanggang ngayon.” (We are so thankful to all those who support us. They are still there, up to now)
GMA Kapuso King and Queen Marian Rivera ang Dingdong Dantes attended the premiere. The Dabarkads were also there. Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola attended the premiere as Lola Tinidora and Lola Tidora, wearing dresses and their signature hats.
When the film ended, tweets and messages on Instagram had nothing but praise for the film, saying it was an AlDub film worth waiting for.
A lot of those who attended the premiere praised Maine’s comedic talent and timing. Alden was praised for his dramatic skills, like before. Meanwhile the scenery at Como had a life of its own, captured like a series of postcards by Director Mike Tuviera.
Maine and Alden hugged each other tightly after the film, both crying as most people inside the cinema applauded and congratulated them for a wonderful film.
All in all, if this is the reaction to the premiere, this just might be the biggest blockbuster for the year, if not for all time.
Though fans and members of the AlDub nation and even the cast, crew and director of the film were very careful in not giving out spoilers, somebody did so on Twitter. Don’t worry, we won’t say who.
But this you have to know: Maine met the Faulkersons at the premiere. The Dubsmash Queen paid her respects to the older members of Alden’s clan and had a pic with them.
Expect Imagine You and Me to be in cinemas for quite a while. There are reportedly very long lines at cinemas today, (July 13) on its first day of showing. Fans are posting on social media, showing just how long the lines are.
Alden and Maine assured that it is worth watching and you won’t regret going to the cinemas for it. The kilig level they say, is “abot hanggang bone marrow, hanggang soul”. (Up to the bone marrow, up to your soul.)