If you’ve heard the hype surrounding The Batman for the past week since the first reviews were released on Monday then don’t worry, the film actually lives up to the hype.
Matt Reeves somehow manages to deliver a Batman movie that is almost on par with The Dark Knight which is the greatest compliment I could provide at the time. If we’re comparing Batman Begins to The Batman though the latter wins by a huge margin.
This is the PERFECT Batman movie when it comes to fleshing out the title character. Robert Pattinson provides an unforgettable performance as the man known mostly in this iteration as “Vengeance.” He’s the very embodiment of fear, a shadowy menace that terrorizes Gotham’s criminal world with an armored fist.
This is not the ninja Batman that Christopher Nolan brought to life in the Dark Knight trilogy. This is a man who’s using his love for his parents to fuel himself into becoming the hero Gotham needs him to be, no matter what challenges he faces.
Zoe Kravitz delivers as Selina Kyle! She is exactly what you want the character to be but she’s still not exactly Catwoman yet and you feel that in this movie. She perfectly embodied the sexy femme fatale persona and I loved every moment of her participation in this masterpiece of a comic book movie.
Paul Dano’s Riddler is very disturbing. He was almost as scary as Heath Ledger’s Joker but he kind of lost steam in the third act, unfortunately. But he definitely has made his mark in the comic book world as the demented antagonist.
And everyone else in the movie was perfect too! Colin Farrel’s Penguin, Jeremy Wright’s Jim Gordon, Andy Serkis’ Alfred, and freaking John Turturro’s Carmine Falcone was perfect!
This movie hit all of the boxes. I’m telling you; tension, suspense, horror, action, the cinematography was out of this world, and most importantly, this was actually a really good story. It wasn’t just a good superhero movie with cool action scenes. It was a solid story that honestly made me kind of emotional at the end. I almost shed a tear.
For now, I can definitively say that The Batman is a powerful movie that feels like a very good noir crime thriller from the 40s’. And Robert Pattinson is my favorite version of Batman, hands down. His Bruce Wayne needs a bit more refinement (Michael Keaton is my favorite Bruce Wayne) but even so, he absolutely wowed me in this film. Great, great job!
(I can’t believe the guy who played Cedric Diggory is now Batman. Wow, wow, wow.)
I’m giving this movie 94 out of 100 and 4.5 out of 5 stars.
I thank you for reading and I hope you have a beautiful day.