The Batman – A Review
The Batman is visually captivating. Each cinematic frame looks like a well-inked comic book depiction. The voiceover monologue often hits the core, a Grim Reaper saving lives instead of ending them – a shadowy being emerging in the darkness. The Batman endures and breathes despite his grief – an existential existence. He chooses to live for what he believes is his responsibility to save others.
Unlike the previous Batmans, this version delves into the psychological makeup of the characters, and the villain, which drove the narrative of the other movies, is more of a subplot. It’s the personal journeys that propel the story. Both Bruce Wayne/The Batman (Robert Pattinson) and Selina Kyle/Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz) have unsettling childhoods. Kyle serving as a mirror image, which will lead Wayne to the truth about his past.
The universe of this story inhabits both the outskirts and the inskirts of the current culture, and accurately captures the current zeitgeist.
Many will find it relatable and cathartic…however, a little lengthy. The film is three hours long.