The Batman Movie Review


By Shivam Patel, Staff Writer

The newly released, The Batman is a superhero movie based on the comics produced by DC Comics, directed by Matt Reeves. The story follows a billionaire named Bruce Wayne who lost his parents at a young age. Wanting vengeance,  he became a vigilante who fights crime in the night. This iteration of the comic does not cover the origins of Batman. The movie stars Robert Pattinson (the main guy from Twilight) as Batman, Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, and Andy Serkis as Alfred. 

The Batman was a great movie full of action and thrill. The movie took a darker turn on Batman and was on the edge of the PG-13 rating. The entire movie seemed close to a detective and true crime story rather than a superhero movie. Usually superhero movies are unrealistic, extremely dramatic, and comical, although they are extremely entertaining. These descriptions do not usually describe award winning films but The Batman defies these stereotype. Instead, this movie gave audiences a dark and real movie that is character driven and well-paced, although it can get boring at some parts. Even so, the ending of the film is very satisfying and sets up the plot for the next film to come.

The story itself in The Batman is a good one but the cinematography and direction is also extremely important and plays a large role in the film’s success. The director, Matt Reeves, is extremely talented and he shows it through his engaging and vivid cinematography, capturing beautiful moments throughout the story.

All in all, The Batman is a must watch, even if you’re not a superhero fan. It’s a 9.2/10 for me.