I was fortunate to watch Yet to Come in Cinemas last Saturday (4 February). It was the last day of its airing, and I’m glad I could experience what seems the last glimpse of BTS as a group in a while.
As everyone knows, BTS, or Beyond the Scene (previously known as Bulletproof Boys Scout), has been making history with endless achievements. To commemorate those glorious accomplishments, ARMYs could watch the behind-the-scene stories of every tour and activity BTS did in these trilogies: Burn the Stage: The Movie (2018), Bring the Soul: The Movie (2019) and Break the Silence: The Movie (2020).
From those three movies, I watched two of them with my friend. As expected, many ARMYs flooded the cinema. We were all excited to see the seven members on screen. Not only that, but these films showed a different side of BTS we never knew.
An unforgettable experience
It was a lucky week because I had a three-day Thaipusam leave. Therefore, as I headed to my hometown in Johor Bahru, I thought it would be a waste of a chance not to watch Yet to Come in Cinemas.
I booked the ticket in January, fearing there won’t be empty spots left. However, I could only purchase it on the last day of the premiere, which was on Saturday. Also, I bought seating for 11.30 am since I prefer fewer people.
Sadly, this time, I went alone. But the experience was still spectacular!
As I scanned the ticket, one of the workers gave me the freebies. It was the movie’s postcard.
I’ve watched BTS movies before, and the freebies were similar. It looks like HYBE has something against Malaysian ARMYs… we never got photocards or other more exciting merchandise like other countries. Hmm… I expected to get something else. But I’m still grateful, regardless.
The cinema wasn’t as packed as I thought it would be! My guess was because of the time. I like it, though. And since the seat beside me was empty, I could sing and scream my heart out.
I wanted to film some moments from the movie, but the security was so strict! They were on patrol until the end. Some of the ARMYs tried taking a picture, but they earned a warning from the security.
I could only capture moments with my eyes. But it was worth it. I smiled, laughed, screamed and cried throughout 103 minutes. It felt so short when I enjoyed the movie so much.
The setlist brought ARMYs back to memory lane
Here is the complete list of Yet to Come in cinemas:
00:00 (Zero O’clock)
Cypher Part 3
Boy With Luv
Epilogue: Young Forever
Yet To Come
I like the mix of old and new songs in the setlist. It’s great that BTS performed hidden gems like Save Me, Ma City, and 00:00 (Zero O’clock) in this concert because I believe these are some underrated songs new ARMYs have to know.
Everyone was hyped when they performed Run BTS, Ugh, and Cypher Part 3. As expected from the rap line (RM, SUGA, and j-hope), they gave a groundbreaking performance that left me breathless and starstruck.
Additionally, the vocal line (Jin, Jimin, V, and Jungkook) serenaded me with their heavenly vocals and harmonies. It was a beautiful mesh of four different voices. I felt like I was elevated to cloud nine.
Honestly, I was thankful they performed Spring Day towards the end. It’s one of my favorite BTS tracks. The stage was beautiful and so reminiscent of the music video. It was a performance that stayed with me for a long time.
While giving their speech, all seven tried to hold back tears. Even though they masked the sadness with smiles, I could see they were sad to let this moment go. Especially Jin, the eldest of BTS, since he would be enlisting two months afterward. And speaking of Jin, since he’s my bias, my eyes lingered on him the longest. All Seokjinnies (Jin’s fandom name) miss him.
Lastly, the ARMY ocean was spell-bounding. I couldn’t get enough of it.
Yet to Come was a concert/movie of its own
However, Yet to Come is different from the previously-released movies. It was a concert held in Busan in October 2022. Yet to Come was the last concert that consisted of all seven members.
It isn’t a documentary. It was just a concert. Some might ask, was it worth RM65 for a ticket to watch it in cinemas? I would say a definite yes.
Even though it’s another film, the energy they exude was overwhelmingly crazy. I wonder if this is what fans who attended the physical concert felt when BTS was in front of them.
Hats off to j-hope because he owned the stage for me. His aura was insane.
The movie premiere has ended, sadly. If you didn’t get to watch it in cinemas, it’s okay. HYBE will probably document it in the future. Stay tuned for any updates from them.
In my opinion, it’s an experience I will hold close and dear to my heart.
As BTS said in Yet to Come, “The past was honestly the best, but my best is what comes next.”
Quoting SUGA, I’m hoping to see BTS again in the next 20 to 30 years.
Until then, thank you, BTS, for being a part of my youth. <3
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