The Batman is a reboot of the Batman movies franchise and the first film in a new trilogy. Starting with a similar plot: The Batman takes on the criminals of Gotham, this we know. A younger Bruce Wayne (Robert Pattinson) displays his acting chops. (Director Matt Reeves wrote the script with Mr. Pattinson in mind.)
The Riddlers (Paul Dano) kooky games are back–Wayne’s nemesis never quits. Worst of all, he aims to relieve Gotham City of its affluent citizens. Obviously leaving clues that point to Bruce.
However, Batman partners with Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz). Not sure if this is pure strategy or physical attraction, or a little of both. But just as The Dark Knight trilogy had a partner of the opposite sex, so does The Batman.
Peter Sarsgaard (Gotham DA Gil Colson) says a specific environment was in the air. “It’s so raw in that way,” Sarsgaard said. “That’s what I feel like about this. It is not sanitized. It’s got a raw power to it, a raw emotionality.”
So, what’s different in The Batman then? Director Matt Reeves says, “The thing I related to in the Batman story is that he isn’t a superhero in the traditional sense,” Reeves explained. “If he has a superpower, it’s the ability to endure…He’s a very alive character, and to tell a version of Batman that wasn’t about how he became Batman, but the early days of being Batman…to see it in new ways, that was a way to do something that hasn’t been done.”
In other words, Mr. Reeves has a fresh viewpoint. The Batman character promises to have life, and not just a man, in suit, with fighting skills. This and the skilled acting of Jeffrey Wright, and the unrecognizable Colin Farrell (Penguin) make viewing mandatory.
So, what’s our take on The Batman movie review 2022? Despite The Batman 2021 original release date being pushed back, and a runtime longer than any of the dark knight trilogy movies, don’t miss it.
Director: Matt Reeves
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell
Release date: March 4, 2022
Runtime: 175 minutes