For years Michael Keaton was considered the best live action Batman until Christian Bale put on the cowl now Robert Pattinson is the new Batman and his take on the Dark Knight gives both Bale and Keaton a run for their money.
When Robert Pattinson was first cast as The Batman, positions with thousands of signatures tried to get Pattinson recast to no prevail and damn he proved his haters so wrong. Probably the most dark and gritty portrayal of Batman in a neo noir detective story that brings the worlds best detective back to his early comic days.
The Batman focuses more on The Batman rather than Bruce Wayne. Bruce is in year two of defending the streets of Gotham when The Riddler, played by the terrifying Paul Dano, begins to make his presence sending riddles directly for The Batman to solve, revealing a bigger picture. Batman introduces other iconic characters like the unrecognizable Colin Ferral as The Penguin, Jeffery Wright as Jim Gordan, Andy Serkis as Alfred, John Turtrro as Carmine Falcone and a stunning Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle.
The more detective approach to Matt Reeves’ The Batman allows us to dive deeper in the mind of The Batman and the effect he has on the city of Gotham. Speaking of Gotham, The look of Gotham being more well Gothic gives the city more to live compared to other live action takes, feeling old yet modern. The Batman also has stunning fight scenes and a wicked car chase scene that introduces the best looking and sounding Batmobile I’ve ever seen, with its American muscle look. Pattinson’s Batman and Kravitz’s Catwoman have perfect chemistry whenever they are on screen together so that you can feel the chemistry through the screen.
The Batman is nearing three hours long, but doesn’t drag and keeps its pace. The Batman sets up a potential future villain, played by Eternal’s Barry Keoghan, who I won’t spoil but will leave this… “One day you’re on top. Next you’re a clown.”
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