The Batman Review: Riddle Me a Really Good Batman Movie

THE BATMAN Movies Box Office Earnings Throughout the years.

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THE BATMAN Movie’s Box Office Earnings Throughout the years.

Need to Know Before Watching

“The Batman” is a movie based on the superhero, Batman, which is a superhero part of DC Comics. It isn’t like Marvel movies, so don’t expect this movie to be a comedy or to have an end-credit scene. The official genre of this movie according to IMDB is action, crime, and drama. 

A Short Summary

Trouble arises in Gotham as a new villain that goes by The Riddler (played by Paul Dano) goes around the whole town killing officials and police officers and exposing any wrongdoings linked to them. This leaves Batman (played by Robert Pattinson), Lt. James Gordon (played by Jeffrey Wright), and Catwoman (played by Zoë Kravitz) to stop The Riddler and find a way to save the town.

My Opinion

All things considered, this movie is really good, and I know it is very early in the year but this movie could easily be the best movie I’ve watched this year or certainly in the discussion. This is for a variety of reasons which range from acting and cinematography. To start off the acting was spectacular. 

Batman

Robert Pattinson did an amazing job playing his role as Batman. He truly captures the essence of Batman from the way he talks and moves as he is very calculated and is very smart. Unfortunately, I can’t say the same thing for Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne. This Bruce Wayne was a mystery to everyone which I feel is the total opposite of what he is to my perception at least. Bruce Wayne is supposed to be this big guy in town that helps the community not only as Batman but as Bruce as well. 

I thought the batmobile in this movie was really cool as it was nice and simple, but to be honest I wish it looked more like the one used in the “Dark Knight” Trilogy or “Batman: The Animated Series.” But that might be a personal preference because I really like those models of the batmobile.

Sidekick and Villian

Despite this, another good thing about this movie is Zoë Kravitz’s Catwoman/Selina Kyle. She did a fantastic job playing her role and her character was very interesting. The villain and how his portrayal is another good thing about the movie.

The Riddler’s costume was the perfect shade of dark green and very menacing. Then you take it off you get a normal-looking person. 

Batman’s costume and Catwoman’s are nice but don’t compare to The Riddler’s. 

Other than the acting and costumes, the visuals and audio were excellent. There were just some scenes that were absolutely breathtaking and it had the music that perfectly fit certain scenes. Overall I would give this movie a 4.5/5 and would definitely watch this movie again. 

My Request

I recommend any person to watch this movie at the movie theaters for the best possible experience.  And to watch this movie with an open mind.