Movie Review: THE BATMAN

Movie Review: THE BATMAN


Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright, Peter Sarsgaard, John Turturro, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Barry Keoghan

Within the last fifteen years, we’ve seen Christian Bale and Ben Affleck down the cape and cowl as the Caped Crusader. Now we’re getting a new adaptation with Robert Pattinson joining their ranks in The Batman, and it’s unlike any Batman movie that’s come before. Director Matt Reeves quickly lays out the grisly tone by introducing the audiences to The Riddler who’s killed the mayor on Halloween night. Paul Dano inhabits the Riddler modeling him after serial killers like the Zodiac killer. He leaves behind the message “No more lies” and a card for Batman with his signature cyphers inside. Gotham has become a seedy place of lies and coverups at the hands of corrupt politicians and police officers, and the Riddler wants to expose them all. This happens on the 20th anniversary of Thomas Wayne’s death and Bruce Wayne is at a crossroads as to whether his alter ego Batman is making a difference in the city. He decides to work with pick pocket Selina Kyle (Kravitz) in order to make his way inside the underworld led by crime boss Carmine Falcone who’s played by John Turturro.

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