The Batman (2022)

Directed by Matt Reeves

Starring Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Collin Ferrell, John Turturro.

This is one of the most anticipated movies since it was announced. Batman is an iconic character, finding success in comics, television, and films. I was excited to see this film and I saw it in a late showing so I got home late, but I did not mind.

The mayor of Gotham City is murdered and the killer left a message for Batman. As he keeps keeling he continues to leave messages for Batman. Batman has to find out who is this killer before chaos falls on Gotham.

That was a brief look at the story because it has more plot lines than that but I don’t want to detail much. I have to say that I loved the movie. It was more than I expected. I thought it was a different look and take on Batman as in this film we see the detective side a bit more. The story I felt was good. The Dark Knight was a bit dark and the Joker was evil, here they went up another level. It is a dark film and it worked perfectly with the story.

The film is very long but I honestly did not feel it. The film has a perfect balance of action and moving the story along, I never felt bored or not interested in what was going on. I liked the visuals in the film a lot, a lot of the fighting sequences looked different and great.

So the big question, how was Robert? I thought he was great. I liked his portrayal of Batman and Bruce Wayne. And the cast around him is also great from Zoe to Jeffrey and Ferrell. But I have to mention Paul Dano, he was intense. I like Paul Dano as an actor, he gave great performances in films like Little Miss Sunshine and Love and Mercy. In this film, he does great as the villain.

I think the film succeeds in bringing something different to the Batman films. Great cast and a great story for a great time in a movie theater.

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