The Batman (2022) Movie Review
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So, finally we get a new solo Batman film. We've seen Bats in a lot of other stuff since The Dark Knight Trilogy concluded and not all of it was good. I've already made my opinions known regarding which actor's portrayal was my favorite (if you didn't catch it, it's Christian Bale). Robert Pattinson now takes up the mantle, and he does NOT disappoint. Here's my review of The Batman (2022).
The Batman is a very dark take on the masked vigilante's story, possibly the most gritty in tone out of all of the films Batman has gotten over the years. It appears to be set at the beginning of Bruce Wayne's journey as Batman, but it is not an origin story. He has already very much become his alter ego and finished his training. He also does not yet have the full trust of the Gotham City police, with Commissioner Gordon being the only one to let Batman work unimpeded, vouching for him on many occasions. This time around the villain is The Riddler, played by Paul Dano, who is very far from his comic counterpart, with the film instead opting for a clearly psychotic, mentally unstable man, bent on unmasking the truth about Gotham's police corruption, and of course about Batman.
Robert Pattinson absolutely knocked it out of the park with his take on Batman, and seeing as Christian Bale isn't taking the role back any time soon, I hope he keeps it and we get a new trilogy starring him. Pattinson plays a very strong silent Batman, and hearkens back to Bale's tone while actually improving on it in some ways. His voice when he's wearing the mask is perfect, not over-acted or silly sounding, he just sounds like himself, but angry. Very angry. As Bruce Wayne, I think Pattinson needs just a BIT of work, I grew to really love the "reclusive playboy" act that Bale brought. I also see why that wouldn't work as well in this movie, but Pattinson doesn't look as natural as Bruce Wayne as he does as Batman. It certainly wasn't bad, or something that ruined the movie. Just a small thing I noticed. Hopefully if we get a new trilogy, we'll see Robert refine his take on Bruce Wayne, because he's certainly got the chops for it. In this movie it just didn't focus a lot on that aspect of Batman's character.
Placed into the mix as well is Selina Kyle, also known as Catwoman, who this time was played by Zoe Kravitz. Catwoman may have been my favorite part of The Batman, because we got a small taste of her backstory, and got to see why she chose the path of a thief for herself. Zoe was excellent at showing an emotionally vulnerable, yet strong willed version of Catwoman, and serves well as a love interest for the Dark Knight, without becoming overbearing or taking the focus off of what we all wanted to see from a Batman movie.
We also had an appearance from Colin Farrell as The Penguin, a Batman villain with very little time on the big screen up until now. He does great as a side antagonist and is the target of a chase sequence which is now one of my absolute favorites ever. He wasn't too complex, which isn't a bad thing because focusing on two villains at once is a very easy way to stretch your movie too thin, this one deftly avoids that in favor of a more focused plot.
In closing, The Batman is everything I could have hoped for from a Batman movie and more. It felt for a while like nothing was going to live up to The Dark Knight, but thankfully this one delivers in spades, showing us the darkest, scariest take on Batman we've seen. Robert Pattinson was just as good if not better than my previous favorite actor. Zoe Kravitz was outstanding and effective as Catwoman, and showed us real emotion as her. The Riddler was a great villain who served this movie's purpose well but I don't think he quite measures up to Heath Ledger's Joker. That's quite a bar to overcome though, so I'm not surprised. I genuinely hope that Joaquin Phoenix takes that role back if they decide to bring Joker back in the future, because that would make for something truly special.
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Fricking good movie.
This movie's literally the best example of why you should watch films like these in theaters. The noir, dark, gritty environment were as good as they were promised. As i said earlier, we havent seen such a protrayal of catwoman, and riddler -man, paul dano played him good and atleast here he wasnt a joke like he was when played by jim carrey(in fact, i don't think riddler have done damage like this anytime before). (Man,i hoped they would add a double grapple takedown in any batman arkham game series, that was epic). The intro fight scene where batman beats up those guys and the part where the batmobile comes in were really a treat for the fans(the audience nearly destroyed my ears, but well, i joined in that screaming😂).A lot of scary sound effects felt forced. People criticized the movie for its duration, but three hours didnt seem long and it was worth it and felt like it needed even more.. The movie aint the best nor the greatest, but its a must watch
Also it's okay not to like her,but just say it's because it's your opinion.