“Fear is a tool. When that light hits the sky, it’s not just a call. It’s a warning. For them“
From beautiful cinematography to a refreshing take on the hero we know all too well The Batman is everything I thought I wanted and more.
We follow a young Batman (Robert Pattinson) at the start of his profession before he has access to any high-tech gadgets or outside assistance. He makes every effort to preserve Gotham, but even the caped crusader is unsure whether or not protecting the city is a hopeless cause.
This may be one of my favorite opening sequences for a superhero film they allow you to dive into the city of Gotham. Danger runs rampant throughout the streets. Crimes go practically unpunished but one man strikes fear into those criminals.
Fearing that Batman could be around any corner is enough to send the bad guys running home and it’s all established in mere minutes.
Most people, I believe, were apprehensive when they learned that Robert Pattinson, the star of the Twilight films, would portray Batman. Even though he has since had other positions in which he has excelled.
Pattinson, on the other hand, nailed his role as the new Batman in almost every way, and he did it while being his interpretation of the character.
They Could Do No Wrong
Looking back on the film from the score to the action sequences I can’t find many objective complaints. Given that the action isn’t the main emphasis of the picture, it’s amazing that I was so engrossed in it. If you expect nail-biting action every other minute I’m sorry to disappoint you but that’s not the film you signed up for.
We get to see Batman and Detective Gordan (Jeffrey Wright) working in tandem trying to solve the mystery that is the Riddler and what that villain has in store for Gotham. It isn’t for everyone, but it is a very well-made picture.
Going into the film I didn’t expect to love so many of the characters and especially Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz). I’ve never thought her to be particularly intriguing in any of her incarnations.
I’m happy to say that this is my favorite interpretation of the character. From her motivations and just being well-acted I don’t believe the film would be the same without Zoe Kravitz’s portrayal of the character.
Superheroes have taken over media every few months a new blockbuster either expanding a current cinematic universe or a brand new hero is making their debut. We’ve gotten used to these kinds of films coming out regularly so when one is truly superb I think it needs to be mentioned
The Batman is an excellent film that outperforms most of its competitors. The story’s direction, action sequences, and fantastic performances all deserve praise.
Gotham is a dangerous city, but it does have a defender who is prepared to risk his life in order to save it. The Batman’s world-building demonstrates this in a matter of minutes. You’ll only become more immersed in the universe as the three-hour film progresses, as they attempt and succeed to give it substance.
One of the best aspects of the film was the relationship that Gordon and Batman had. They have been working together for a while and we get to skip over the introduction. Batman has had so many iterations that we see the same events occur very often. So this time just getting to the part that we care about is nice to see.
As well made as The Batman is one of the weakest aspects of the film is towards the end. Without giving anything away about the plot, the conclusion falls short of what has come before. Although I wasn’t entirely engrossed by the conclusion, the pacing seemed to be adequate for the majority of the film.
There’s no denying that this film was well-made, had a fantastic score, and had excellent actors and actresses. The quality is consistent throughout; nonetheless, those wanting more action may be disappointed but The Batman is one of the greatest films in the franchise.
Verdict 9 out of 10 Stars