The Batman (Like, Another One)
first heard there was going to be another Batman, with a different actor, my
first thought was simply “why?”. When I found out that this actor was Robert
Patterson, I was genuinely intrigued. I know Patterson gets a lot of negative comments
because of the Twilight movies, but I have never held those against him. The
Batman follows this iconic superhero in a new dark tale as he tracks down a
serial killer. Batman slowly follows the clues into the criminal underworld of
Gotham and the possible corruption of Gotham’s most influential figures. What follows is The Good, The Bad, and The
Spoilers of The Batman.
movie has a nice “dark” feel to it, reminiscent of The Dark Knight. A villain that
brutally kills his victims. A hero not afraid to beat the bad guys to a bloody
pulp. Criminals focused on sex, drugs, and all things bad. These are things
that the majority of super hero movies seems to shy away from, or skirt around.
Although the majority of superhero movies are owned by a super family-friendly
company. It is refreshing to watch a gritty superhero movie that feels like an
old detective noir film.
“good” point to this movie was that realistic bat-mobile. I know this seems
like an odd thing to focus on, but I was raised in a classic muscle car. Batmans
of the past have had very comic-like bat-mobiles, or in Nolan’s films it was
just a tank with wheels. In The Batman we see what I would say is the most
realistic bat-mobile imagined. Rick guy reinforces a classic muscles car, gives
it some gadgets, and hunts down the bad guys in it.
movie didn’t have a whole lot of “Bad” in my opinion. The movie does get slow
at times, which I know my wife complained about afterwards. These periods are
great developmentally, but I can understand why some people may find them slow.
There are quite a few of these slow periods throughout the movie. It was during
my second watch of the movie that these slower points in the movie started to get
to me, and I had to pause the movie to give myself an intermission.
all know who Batman is and his backstory. This movie was great new take on a
character we all know so well. The dark feel, complex story, and compelling
acting kept me enthralled. I highly recommend giving The Batman a watch, whether
you are a fan of the superhero or not.
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