Wow I did NOT expect The Batman to be THIS good. It is the best Bat-anything since The Dark Knight. I love the focus on the World’s Greatest Detective.
I don’t quite know how this will work since it is outside the DCEU (which might be a good thing). But man, am I glad they made it.
The action was brutally awesome. Gotham looked gritty. The cinematography was breathtaking. And Robert Pattinson is no longer a sparkly vampire in my mind.
The movie is dark. This isn’t quippy and happy Batman. At the same time, it isn’t a rehash of Nolan’s Batman either. It is its own thing. I feel it is larger than Batman. It’s about Gotham and all the mess that exists in it. Batman is just part of the larger Gotham story.
I like how they made The Riddler so disturbing. I always thought he was a joke. I did not recognize Colin Farrell as the Penguin too.
It is really more a mystery movie than a superhero one, and I enjoyed that.
I’m still haunted by that shot of Batman holding the flare. It was like a painting.
I look forward to a follow-up movie.
Warning: Make sure you pee first. It’s a three-hour movie. And go see it in IMAX. Gorgeous.