July 18, 2008 was indeed a dark night. It’s the day of our much anticipated movie dayout for The Dark Knight, and we were all wearing black! Well, at least with something black on. And we swear that we didn’t plan to wear the same color. Probably Heath’s spirit is the one to blame haha! Even when we had our dinner that evening, two of us had Black Pepper Pasta. Hmmm. Anyway, our get together also became a send off party sort of thing for a Popoy friend Jojit who is leaving for Dubai next week. Good thing he was able to join us for dinner because I and a friend failed to go to his birthday party last July 4. So it was such a fun and memorable GT! Unfortunately he wasn’t able to join us watch the movie because we decided to go for the last full show (because Mei is causing the delay haha!), and the cute little Pia can’t stay that long that’s why they need to go home early after dinner.
Dinner at Cavana in Megamall
Me, Jojit, Pia & Mel
My Black Pepper Pasta with beef chunks
And the Dark Knights haha
And now about the movie. It is actually difficult to find the exacting words as to how we all loved it, but witnessing how well the film was made is reason enough to rave. Not in every breathtaking or amusing scenes we’d go “Hanep!”, “Galeng!”, or “Wow!“. The Dark Knight is the most different and prolific of all Batman films, I must say. The story’s in-depth attack on the people involving Bruce Wayne was extremely well crafted that you’d really get drawn to each and every character. The ensemble cast is solid rock! I mean, who could even argue on having Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman in one big film. Their acting was superb!
And yes, Heath Ledger! THE Heath Ledger. My, he owned the movie. Outstanding performance! Gave me creeps every now and then, a proof that it was a very effective portrayal of Joker. But watching him afterwards saddened me, knowing that this was his last film and we won’t be able to experience his brilliance anymore. On a lighter side, his last is indeed a BIG one! I would give him an Ace with this one, and probably the Academy will, too. Heath might win next year’s Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Oh, I can’t wait for that! 😉