‘The Batman’ Review – Finally a Batman Movie for Hot Topic Dwellers

I was roughly 10 minutes into The Batman when I knew this was absolutely my shit. Before the Nirvana needle drop and before Robert Pattinson emerges vengeful in the suit, there’s a voiceover. A moody, angsty, noir-y voiceover. Amazing to see a Batman movie wholeheartedly embrace the voiceover when The Lego Batman Movie parodied it into oblivion. This Batman narrates like a hardboiled P.I. This Batman journals to his black heart’s content. In an internet age of blogs and YouTube channels and podcasts, this RULES.

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Okay, I’m Hyped for ‘The Batman’

After Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and certainly after Zack Snyder’s brief trial run, I felt like the Caped Crusader could benefit from an overdue sabbatical, and frankly so could we. There’s been a Batman film (or films featuring the Batman) roughly every 3 years since 2005. Even for a lifelong Batman fan that’s excessive.

When Matt Reeves was tapped to write and direct another reboot with Robert Pattinson queued as the next Bruce Wayne, I did my best to feign exasperation despite some excellent sneak peeks. “Darker” and “grittier” they said it would be, or “raw & unsanitized.” Up until DC’s FanDome event, I was all for Warner Bros. hanging up the cape and cowl. But after this weekend’s trailer, I am formally withdrawing my objections. Gimme raw and unsanitized Batman movies for as long as I live. Continue reading