The Batman

In his second year of fighting crime, Batman uncovers corruption in Gotham City that connects to his own family while facing a serial killer known as the Riddler.

  • Released: 2022-03-01
  • Runtime: 176 minutes
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
  • Stars: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Barry Keoghan, Alex Ferns, Jayme Lawson, Rupert Penry-Jones, Con O'Neill, Vic Waghorn, Dave Simon, Amy Clare Beales, Joseph Balderrama, Todd Boyce, Andreea Helen David, Gil Perez-Abraham, Max Carver, Charlie Carver, Elliot Warren, Mark Killeen, Bern Collaço, Angela Yeoh, Jay Lycurgo, John Wolfe, Elijah Baker, Will Rowlands, Amanda Blake, Obie Matthew, Alfredo Tavares, Kosha Engler, Stuart Whelan, Elena Saurel, Daniel Eghan, Phil Aizlewood, Bernardo Santos, Kiran Asahan, Kenny-Lee Mbanefo, Tiago Martins, Amber Sienna, Sid Sagar, Ed Kear, Ruth Horrocks, Leemore Marrett Jr., Bharat Mistri, Nichola Jean Mazur, Mike Cappozola, Swaylee Loughnane, Albert Giannitelli, Susan Gillias, Paul Whelligan, Rodrig Andrisan, Chosen Wilkins, Tony McCarthy, Heider Ali, Maggie Bakir, Douglas Bunn, Evan A. Dunn, Janine Harouni, Lorraine Tai, Juke Hardy, Adam Rojko Vega, Annishia Camilla Lunette, Iana Saliuk, Craig Douglas, Luke Roberts, Stella Stocker, Oscar Novak, Archie Barnes, Peter MacDonald, Barry Keoghan, Hana Hrzic, Joseph Walker, Sandra Dickinson, Douglas Russell, Lorna Brown, Stefan Race, Akie Kotabe, Jack Bennett, Andre Nightingale, Richard James-Neale, James Eeles, Ezra Elliott, Itoya Osagiede, Stewart Alexander, Marcus Onilude, Brandon Bassir, Will Austin, Chabris Napier-Lawrence, Philip Shaun McGuinness, Craige Middleburg, Spike Fearn, Urielle Klein-Mekongo, Bronson Webb, Madeleine Gray, Ste Johnston, Arthur Lee, Parry Glasspool, Jordan Coulson, Hadas Gold, Pat Battle, Bobby Cuza, Dean Meminger, Roma Torre, Amanda Hurwitz, Joshua Eldridge-Smith, Daniel Rainford, Nathalie Armin, José Palma, Kazeem Tosin Amore, Peter McDonald, Muneeb Ibni Usuf, Rodrig Andrisan, George Symmans
  • Director: Matt Reeves, George Symmans
  • sezan-tanvir - 12 January 2023
    Horrible and terrible
    I want to tell in a brief sentence that this movie, 'The Batman' is one of the worst superhero/comic book adaptation whether it form DC/Marvel/Dark horse comics. It is just an average crime-thriller/detective story type movie of Hollywood. It also doesn't contain any superhero vibe which was the brightest side of Snyder's movies as well as Ben Afflek's Batman. On the other hand, it also not like more practical and impressive creation like Nolan's Batman trilogy. It just missed almost everything. I t is really disappointing to see my favorite superhero to be played like that. I gave three stars only for a character of this movie, I will not tell the name of the character to avoid spoiler. I will not see any further film leading Pattinson as Batman.
  • frank-71651 - 8 January 2023
    What's black and blue, and dead on arrival?
    Watching the latest reboot of DC's most recognizable superhero is a surprisingly listless experience. Say what you will about the Caped Crusader's past adaptations, but they all had something unique and, most importantly stimulating to offer to the character, whether it was Leslie Martinson's campiness,Tim Burton's bizarre gothic overtones or even Zack Snyder's weary cynicism. Matt Reeves, who made a splash with his horror debut Cloverfield but has since moved on to inferior adaptations of Let the Right One In and Planet of the Apes, seems more intent on smelling his own farts than delivering an engaging Batman story. There are shades of David Fincher and Stanley Kubrick permeating the picture, from its pretentious, Ave Maria-led opening coupled complete with out-of-character voiceover, to the deliberate camera movement and the movie's central mystery. Reeves is clearly trying to transcend the limitations of the comic book movie genre, but it works nowhere near as well here as it did in The Dark Knight, a Heat-esque action thriller with reckless superhero abandon. In THE Batman, a title meant to signify the definitive version of the character, all these elements make the movie's already excessive runtime all the more sluggish. It's a moody but lethargic piece that is, despite several meticulously staged set pieces, devoid of energy and excitement. This is especially evident in the film's action scenes, framed in a way that sucks all the intensity out of them. The movie's centerpiece, a high speed car chase through the busy streets of Gotham, mostly consists of close-up shots of spinning wheels and characters' facial expressions, all erratically edited in a way that makes it impossible to discern what exactly is going on. Elsewhere, a hallway brawl between Batman and a group of armored thugs in pitch black dark is as cool as it sounds, but it never gets your heart rate up like it should. These scenes, much like the trademark shot of Batman overlooking the city from sky high, merely add stylistic flair, not tension.

    The cast doesn't fare that much better. Robert Pattinson makes for a serviceable Year 2 Batman, a rookie vigilante focused on vengeance above all else. His Bruce Wayne persona almost feels like a caricature, taking brooding to comically new levels. His banter with his butler, played competently by Andy Serkis, contains eye-rolling lines like "You're not my father, Alfred." ten minutes into the movie, revealing the writers' early desire to please their audience with generic dialogue and half-baked character development. This is most evident when Batman is told by Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz) that "they're not that different", then share an awkward, passionless kiss in their second scene they've had together. Kravitz's character, much like the rest of the masked cast, is rocking a disguise that makes her look flat out stupid. But not as stupid as the movie's main villain played by Paul Dano, whose face is so uniquely expressive and disturbing it's a shame that it's hidden behind a generic hooded costume most of the time. There is a plethora of other, woefully wasted characters that partake in this castrated Se7en worship, such as Jeffrey Wright, whose Jim Gordon is reduced to reading clue cards out loud and asking the obvious, or The Penguin, who is clearly being saved for a bigger role in the inevitable sequel. If Matt Reeves figures out a way to make the audience care again.