The Batman (2022)

“Our scars can destroy us, even after the physical wounds have healed. But if we survive them, they can transform us. They can give us the power to endure, and the strength to fight.” – Batman

Number of Times Seen – 1 (20 Apr 2022)

Brief Synopsis – After a new killer begins to target Gotham’s elite, Batman must find a way to figure out what is going on and stop this menace.

My Take on it – This is a film that I’ve been interested in seeing for a while and was quite curious to see how they would be able to try and reinvent the character of Batman in a unique way after what has been done in the past.

They actually manage things quite well and the plot is quite complex yet satisfying once everything comes together towards the end.

This is a perfect example of a story that is planned out so well and the dark nature of things seems like a bit too much until everything is finally revealed.

The movie is nearly 3 hours long and one needs a lot of patience to try and wait for things to come together, but it definitely is worth it.

They do a superb job dealing with numerous subplots that are connected to the idea of the sins of the fathers are visited upon the sons.

The cast is great with Robert Pattinson bring something new to the character which makes him seem so different than all the past incarnations of the character.

The supporting cast is also great with Zoe Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Peter Sarsgaard, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Andy Serkis and Paul Dano all doing great things with their characters also.

I also liked the fact that this film seems like a stand alone and despite having a few hints at a potential sequel, it still stays grounded and complete in the way that it tells this story.

This is the kind of film that needs to be seen numerous times in order to grasp it all and I can’t wait to revisit it again in the future.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Robert Pattinson’s Bruce Wayne is partially inspired by Kurt Cobain. Writer/director Matt Reeves was listening to Nirvana when he wrote the first act with Pattinson in mind: “That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s another version who had gone through a great tragedy and became a recluse. Kurt Cobain had a relationship with fame, where being famous was not his goal. He loved music, but the idea of being famous for music was a double edged sword for him. And that made me think of Rob Pattinson, actually. I felt that this rock-star vibe suited him well. After all, he became a pop-culture icon at a very young age and had to carry that burden too, and extricate himself from it to become the actor he is today.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)


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