Spectre – A Swaggering Show of Nothingness

I’m a wee bit late in posting this as compared to all the hype created for the latest Bond movie – Spectre; nonetheless, here I am with all my views and opinions on Spectre and it’s Premiere in Pakistan.


Director Sam Mandes put together a great cast staring Daniel Craig, Dave Bautista, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci,Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes yet failed to deliver the timeless beauty he so dearly hoped to. Here’s a breakdown of how it all went:

The Good

Despite a void in name of a Bond’s story revolving a cryptic message from Bond’s past sending him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization, while M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind Spectre, the finesse in added in the scene was brilliant.

Daniel and Lea Seydoux’s extensive wardrobe was definitely a knight in the shining armor in the ‘Eye Candy’ department. The only thing that kept me motivated to not leave the theater in the middle of the movie.

One of the great satisfactions of Spectre is that, in addition to all the stirring action, and all the timely references to a secret organization out to steal everyone’s personal information, we get to believe in Bond as a person.

The Bad

Seems like Sam Mandes this time around took his inspiration from the Gods and Goddesses of Bollywood and created a hyped up mountain of nothingness. The glam, the cars, the beautiful locations all tried their best to somehow make the story live but like everything, they couldn’t exceed their limits! I wish there’d been a better end to the movie, the hostile, impeccably brutal aura of Bond’s lack of emotions should have lived enough to give a dramatic ending rather than hopelessly falling for a girl and leaving absolutely nothing for the audience to applaud for.

The Savior

The premiere execution was definitely something I loved and was looking forward to become a part of! Two big names in Pakistan – Omega & Collectibles with AM:PM and Gillette – put forward brilliant digital and on ground executions for the movie’s Premiere!

While Omega & Collectibles with AM:PM took pride in inviting kids from Special Olympics for the Premiere along with several celebrities, Gillette took to the Blogger Outreach and gave a Gillette #LookYourBest Makeover to many bloggers.

With the end of this year, it’s safe to say that brands in Pakistan are experimenting with their digital approach towards events and creating a parallel reflection between on-ground and digital executions!

All in all, the experience provided by these two brands saved the day! More power to you two!


First Daraz.pk Experience!

The love for notebooks, all kind, makes me search all the eCommerce websites all day long. It’s like my distraction break! I have been shopping online for a while now but a very few eCommerce websites give you that online shopping experience that you want. Daraz.pk was one of the best experiences so far!

Last week I ordered the AI Inc Red Genuine Leather Notebook from Daraz which recently came in the mail. Christmas present to myself and I absolutely love it!!

The beautiful red leather finish, the quality of the pages and the overall style of the notebook is just worth all your money! It really is an ideal notebook to show off at your meetings and briefing session and carrying along on your road-trips! I buy a lot of leather bound notebooks and never compromise on the quality. This one from Daraz is of a really good quality!

Another plus point was the discount I got on it. Nothing better than that!

For all the writers out there, this notebook is a must buy!

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