Source: The Wrap
"I’m Vengeance!" That is the main line and theme of the new Matt Reeves directed The Batman. Bruce Wayne (Batman) is played by Robert Pattison. This is year two of Bruce Wayne being Batman so he is still filled with vengeance yet wanting to bring justice for his parents and for the people of Gotham. Batman finds himself working with Detective James Gordon (played by Jeffrey Wright) when the Mayoral candidate, Don Mitchell Jr is found murdered, and a card written for the Batman is attached to the body. This starts off a fury of bad and corrupt guys being killed by The Riddler (Played by Paul Dano). The Batman meets Selina Kyle (played by Zoe Kravitz) who is trying to find her friend who may have been involved with shady characters like Penguin (played by Colin Farrell) and Carmine Falcone (played by John Turturro).
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Youtube Channel
There are a lot of twists and turns in the movie, and it feels more like a whodunnit than a regular comic book movie. The team of Batman and Detective Gordon is fun to watch as they try to figure out Riddler’s end game. The chemistry between Batman and Selina Kyle is palpitating. I wish we saw more of Alfred (played by Andy Serkis) but he tells Bruce the honest truth about his parents and the possibility of who may actually be responsible for the death of his parents.
The Batman is a strong movie with the telling of the beginnings of Batman. I’m happy that we didn’t have to go through the actual deaths of his parents but that we see that the Wayne’s were flawed, and not as perfect as prior movies have represented them to be. We see the struggle of how Batman is learning how to use his suit and in one scene, when he had to jump of a high building, you see his eyes get big at the height of the leap he needs to take. Batman learns that how he acts, may influence the wrong people. The only difference is that Batman has humanity. There is so much growth with Batman and Selina by the end of the movie.
The chemistry between Kravitz and Pattison is strong. I was rooting for them to do more but I’m sure we will see more of them in the sequel. It was fun to see the beginnings of Batman, Catwoman and Commissioner Gordon and to find them when they were just getting known to the people of Gotham. The movie does feel long but between the action scenes, epic car scenes and the Clue moments, it’s a total movie. The Batman is a must see and as someone who has seen all of them, this one rank very high!
Did you watch The Batman? What were your thoughts?