By Fasbeer Eskander
If you ever wondered these questions, Matt Reeves’ The Batman portrays it perfectly! With every superhero movie plot focussing so much on the villain and his motives, this is a movie all about Batman, everything he is, everything that he stands for, but without neglecting the antagonist either. It shows Batmans principles, his methods, and the way he thinks. As weird as it sounds, I couldn’t spoil this movie for you even if i wanted to. This movie is an experience.
NOTE: This is a very dark and serious movie, not one with the usual comic book punchlines and laughs.
Started the movie thinking it’s interesting, went into it looks cool, then it went this is good, and at the end all I could think was this is Perfect. Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson brought to us a version of Batman never seen in movies, one that resembles the one we’re so used to seeing in comics and the animated shows.
It’s a crime, mystery, thriller, that portrays what we love about Batman, and if you’ve ever played any of the Arkham Games, you’ll really feel as if its a story in the game that you’re trying to solve. The plot isn’t exactly mind blowing, but it’s just right for what a comic book Batman movie should be like. A lot of references to source material, history lesson about the background of each character, and a few homages to the Batman mythos as well. Action sequences were very well done, very realistic, and the great cinematography work making the viewers feel the rush and emotions occurring in the scenes throughout.
Every actor and actress portrayed the characters incredibly, with Pattinson having one of the most natural and convincing Batman voice to date, and Collin Ferrel looking unrecognisable. Zoe Kravits as catwoman deserves a round of applause as well. Not to mention Paul Dano for his take on the genius psychopath.
If you’ve read this far and still haven’t watched the movie yet, you really should. Some people might not like the movie because of it’s dark and gloomy setting though.
It’s a 9/10 for me.
A solo Batman movie after 10 years, and it’s done the character Justice.