The Batman produced by DC Films, 6th & Idaho, and Dylan Clark Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros, has finally been released. Matt Reeves directed the film with a screenplay by Reeves and Peter Craig. The film flaunts an ensemble cast that includes Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne / Batman alongside Zoë Kravitz as Selina Kyle/Catwoman, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton / Riddler, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Peter Sarsgaard as Gil Colson, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and Colin Farrell as Oswald “Oz” Cobblepot / Penguin.
Twitter, critics and everyone around have been going batshit crazy about how good the film is and, yes, the hype is real and worth it. But, if you still have your reservations, here is a quick look at why watching The Batman in theatres is a must for all!
3 Reasons to Watch The Batman
Matt Reeves & Robert Pattinson: The Perfect Duo
From Cloverfield to the War for the Planet of the Apes, you know Matt Reeves is a director you can rely on to give you a film that will create a lasting impression. The Batman is no different. Rebooting such a loved character right seems like a tedious task but, Matt Reeves’ direction accompanied by one of Robert Pattinson’s career-defining performances makes it worth your while.
We get a nuanced Batman, the early Bruce Wayne we have only been shown glimpses of in this latest film. Matt Reeves’ direction gets its inspiration from David Fincher’s classics but, it also has the director’s trademark gritty, dark and serious touch making this Batman film one of the most unique ones to ever come out over the decades.
Robert Pattinson is a spectacle. You can see him struggle but, you can also see faith and hope. The entire arc of Vegance becoming a Dark Knight the instils hope in the populace of Gotham is remarkably portrayed by Pattinson and, you can never truly take your eyes off his powerful performance.
Intense, beautiful, scary and hardcore, The Batman is a cinematic piece that truly deserves to be watched on the big screen. From the frame transitions to the use of warm colour, the visual grammar of the film aids it to become an engaging watch where you want to sit down and appreciate every frame. The colour-grading is not rare but, the way it schemes through the entire film makes it once in a lifetime experience to behold.
The Supporting Cast & Story
The Batman is one of those films where an ensemble cast stands its ground. Every actor, irrespective of their screen time leaves a mark on you. Kravitz is iconic in her role as Catwoman and, Paul Dano’s performance makes Riddler fairly one of the best DC villains riddled with dementia and a sense of justice. John Turturro and Colin Farrell also deliver some impactful performances.
The story is, of course, one of the biggest catches of this modern-day Batman film. It isn’t an origin story but, feels like one where the focus is on the growth of the iconic Batman character. And that is not all because, the story is structured in such a way that everyone, starting from Catwoman to the Riddler get their own share in telling their origin story.
A true comic book adaptation, the film is a detective thriller in its essence and narrative but, a superhero hit when it comes to execution, diversifying its genre from a social drama to a crime thriller. In fact, the story is so well scripted, that it lays down a rather open path for not only a sequel without ending on a cliffhanger but, also a line to pursue to The Penguin spin-off series.
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