REVIEW: What Critics Are Saying About Robert Pattinson As The Batman!
This is what Robert Pattinson feared about as The Batman, and now he can finally hear what the critics think of his portrayal of the Dark Knight…
CelebnMovies247.com reports that critics have already had a chance to see Batman and Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz) team up to take on the Riddler (Paul Dano).
The DC Universe has hope to be way better since The Batman has been getting rave reviews from critics. Let’s just say this, it is exactly what was needed for the future of the DCEU.
Outside of the failed Justice League move that Josh Whedon ruined, but the film was redeemed with the Snyder cut on HBO Max. The solo DCU films seem to out weight the collaborative films unlike the MCU’s Avenger assemble cast movies.
Read on to see what is being said about The Batman:
The Batman takes the superhero back to his second year of fighting crime. The Dark Knight will face off against the classic villain the Riddler, a serial killer targeting Gotham City’s elite. Along the way Bruce Wayne uncovers corruption that connects back to his own family. Joining Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz and Paul Dano in the star-studded cast are Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Gotham City crime lord Carmine Falcone, and Colin Farrell as Penguin, to name just a few. So what did the critics think of The Batman?
CinemaBlend’s Eric Eisenberg rates the blockbuster 4.5 stars out of 5
He says Robert Pattinson and Colin Farrell are standouts, but the director does right by all of the film’s actors, giving Matt Reeves’ take on the well-known superhero story a special personality:
In many ways, The Batman is the film I’ve been waiting for as long as I’ve been a DC Comics fan. It doesn’t treat movie-goers as though it has to teach them who the main character is, and instead drops us into a Bat-centric story without all the needless exposition. The key figures enter the picture organically from the narrative in a way that tells you everything you need to know about them, and it all flows without excess or stiltedness.
Matt Singer of ScreenCrush gives the movie a 7 out of 10, commending Matt Reeves’ ambition in making the viewer see the familiar superhero in a new way.
Singer had this review:
It primarily differs from Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder’s Batman films in the focus of its plot. Rather than presenting a nonstop barrage of chases and fights, The Batman director Matt Reeves uses action as sporadic punctuation in a genuine detective story. Unlike most of Batman’s recent cinematic adventures — and most superhero films in general these days — this is a mystery of epic length, not an adventure of epic scale.
Alex Stedman of IGN rates the film a “masterpiece,” or 10 out of 10.
Stedman praised the film:
The Batman is a gripping, gorgeous, and, at times, genuinely scary psychological crime thriller that gives Bruce Wayne the grounded detective story he deserves. Robert Pattinson is great as a very broken Batman, but it’s Zoe Kravitz and Paul Dano who steal the show, with a movingly layered Selina Kyle/Catwoman and a terrifyingly unhinged Riddler. Writer/director Matt Reeves managed to make a Batman movie that’s entirely different from the others in the live-action canon, yet surprisingly loyal to Gotham lore as a whole. Ultimately, it’s one that thoroughly earns its place in this iconic character’s legacy.
The tone of the film is very serious, and Robert Pattinson as what Leah Greenblatt of EW calls possibly “the Darkest Knight yet.”
Leah had this to say:
He journals, he broods, he plucks a single blueberry from a silver urn and gazes at it mournfully. For nearly three hours he gives great mood — and while that is not quite the same thing as a great movie, writer-director Matt Reeves (Cloverfield, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) nearly wills it to be in his sprawling, operatic update.
Mike Ryan of Uproxx says the film feels like a murder mystery that just happens to feature Batman.
I really liked this movie and I went in feeling pretty suspect of the whole endeavor. I do think Matt Reeves is a terrific director, but, gosh, there have been a lot of superhero movies as of late and now it feels like charts and graphs are needed to figure out what timeline or universe anyone comes from. But with The Batman is all feels back to basics. It feels like a street-level Batman movie where Batman is just trying to figure out a murder and a mystery. There’s a pretty nifty car chase between the Batmobile and Penguin … and even that feels pretty grounded.
The Batman will make its highly anticipated premiere in theaters this Friday, March 4, with lofty box office expectations.