The New & Improved Batman

Matt Reeve’s Batman starring Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader

Jacob Hor

After many delays and years of development, Matt Reeve’s The Batman is finally here. The Batman has grossed $600 million worldwide within just two weeks.The Batman is a mystery/thriller starring Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Ferrell, and Jeffery Wright. Ever since it was announced in 2016 I had been waiting patiently and eagerly. Originally, The Batman was going to be a different movie directed by and starring Ben Affleck. Due to creative differences, Ben Affleck left the project and Matt Reeves took over. This is the first stand-alone Batman film in 10 years, since Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises

Set in Gotham, a young Bruce Wayne who is just in his second year of being a masked crime fighting vigilante. On Halloween night, The Mayor of Gotham is murdered by the Riddler and Batman is called to investigate. Batman must find clues and solve puzzles to stop the Riddler and must forge new friendships to help him bring justice to those powerful in Gotham who are also corrupted. From great performances to beautiful cinematography and a fantastic soundtrack, The Batman has it all. Robert Pattinson does a great job as a young and broken Batman who still has so much to learn. In the movie you will notice that the writers place greater emphasis on detective work as opposed to action scenes. This is great because we’ve never seen anything like this in a Batman film before. The Riddler, who is played by Paul Dano, is very creepy and insane. 

One of the best things in the movie was the batmobile scenes. In this movie Batman has a muscle car that he has owned since he was a teenager and has been upgrading ever since. The scenes with the batmobile were completely real without using CGI. In the movie Nirvana’s “Something in the Way” plays and this song fits so well with the movie’s dark themes. The Batman is a better movie than Spider Man No Way Home because it does not follow the same comic book movie formula. 

Overall, The Batman is a really great movie and I recommend watching it. I rate this movie a 10 out of 10 and rank it at number one in my top 5 superhero movies. If you aren’t able to watch The Batman in theaters, which opened on March 4,  it will be released on HBO Max on April 19th. The PG-13 movie’s runtime is 2 hours and 56 minutes and it scored 85% on the Tomatometer.