Friday, April 29

Movie Review: The Batman (2022)

Film Title: 
The Batman
Length:  2h 56 min
Released: 2022
Genre:  Crime, Drama
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: HBO Max

When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement..

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Been wanting to watch this, but didn't want to sit in the theaters for 3 hours so we waited for it to go on a streaming service. 

The Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate and find the key to who is next and who the Riddler is. During this, he will uncover hidden corruption, lies, and his family's dirty secrets. 

This was a dark, dark version of Batman and I was all for it. Bruce obviously has depression, anger, and hermit issues. Which would make sense and I loved him being serious....that is the way Bruce/Batman is supposed to be. So many people were worried about Robert Pattison's portrayal and you know what? I think he killed it! I enjoyed this version and I want more. I feel like he added a layer of complexity to this character. He certainly made it his own. 

The Riddler was darrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrk and certainly sadistic. I'm glad they beefed up this character and gave him the limelight. The Joker always takes over and I'm glad a side villain got to be the main one. The Riddler's crusade was insane, yes, but I can't fully blame him. Yes, yes, murder is wrong, but he had a lot of points. Damn corrupt a-holes stealing from orphans. >_> But yes, he was crazy but he did have a point. 

I loved how complex they made the characters and stories. Nothing is black and white in here...even Bruce's family has some skeletons.

Yayy for Catwoman! She is one of my favorite female villians/anti-heroes. I would LOVE to see Poison Ivy make an appearance one day. 

The Penguin was fantastic. 

I only had 2 issues. 1) The length...I feel like they could've trimmed it down to 2 hours and 30-45 mins. 2) I wanted more time with Alfred! The actor killed the role and is perfect. Maybe we'll get more of that character in the second move *fingers crossed*. 

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. I wasn't sure if I was going to like this, but I did! It was pretty darn good and I want a second movie. Dang...when was the last time I said that for a DC or Marvel movie????? But yes, I wanted more Alfred and there were some scenes that could've been trimmed a bit. Besides those two issues, I liked it. I'll give this 4 stars. 


Mary Kirkland said...

I just watched this last week and I thought it was pretty good too.

Blodeuedd said...

Bale will always be my Batman.

And yeah, Dc tends to make their movies loooooooooooooong

Carole Rae said...

Mary, yayy glad you liked it too.

B, awww Bale was good. And for real. DC needs to get a new editor ;)