The Batman (2022)

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Directed By Matt Reeves Matt Reeves Starring Robert Pattinson Robert Pattinson  •  Colin Farrell Colin Farrell  •  Zoe Kravitz Zoe Kravitz  •  Paul Dano Paul Dano  •  Jeffrey Wright Jeffrey Wright Genres Action  •  Based-on-Comics  •  Crime  •  Police Detective Film  •  Post-Noir  •  Serial Killer Film  •  Superhero Film Studios &
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Batman  •  DC Comics  •  Academy Award Nominated  •  MTV Movie Award for Best Movie Nominated
Release Info 2022-03-02T00:00:00Z March 2, 2022
Color  •  176 minutes PG13 Rated PG13
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Comments (24)

 
noobpb17

noobpb17 on 3/1/2022 Reply  · 

will Avenger7 hate it? Find out next time on Dragon Ball Z

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ChrisFilm85

ChrisFilm85 on 3/1/2022 Reply  · 

Imao

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hambone88

hambone88 on 3/7/2022 Reply  · 

Best comment of all time on this site.

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UberLives

UberLives on 3/5/2022 Reply  · 

Robert Pattinson and Colin Farrell are actually really good here. While not epic, very solid. Detective skills in play. Beats the Nolan stuff that's for sure.

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freznel

freznel on 3/11/2022 Reply  · 

Quite a solid Movie. Great acting all around and cinematically stunning. Though I feel they do not show Bruce fighting/dealing with his emotions enough seeing how depressed he is. I think they could have done a scene similar to nightcrawler where Gyllenhall breaks the mirror.

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JRM

JRM on 3/14/2022 Reply  · 

good flick

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Superherofan1

Superherofan1 on 3/20/2022 Reply  · 

A really great movie, just not as good as the Dark Knight trilogy

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noobpb17

noobpb17 on 3/30/2022 Reply  · 

can't wait for this film to suddenly drop 200 spots and out of top 1000 just like joker did for totally not suspicious reasons

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hambone88

hambone88 on 4/18/2022 Reply  · 

After a re-watch, I feel pretty confident that the car chase with Bats and Penguin is going to be the best scene in any movie this year.

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thecrackers

thecrackers on 4/19/2022 Reply  · 

Certainly not as good as the Nolan Batman movies, but enjoyable non the less, beats everything Marvel has given us in the last 5 years for sure

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GreaterD

GreaterD on 4/19/2022 Reply  · 

The Batman was NOT good. I actually had to apologize to family members for dragging them to see The Batman.

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murphy3

murphy3 on 4/24/2022 Reply  · 

a bloated unfocused mess

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noobpb17

noobpb17 on 4/25/2022 Reply  · 

thanks for your opinion avenger7

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Avenger7

Avenger7 on 4/27/2022 Reply  · 

Always give my sycophants what they want. Here's my review... This movie is almost the perfect example of style over substance. It was wonderfully shot and the cinematography is captivating. However, when it comes down to it the storyline is asinine and the writing comes across as juvenile. It’s basically a one note movie and that one note loses something every time something nonsensical happens within the plot. Tonally it’s a clash between “cartoonish” character actions and overtly dark and grim ramifications.  Mix that clash with severely EMO Batman and three hours of his depressing mope and it drains and kills any real momentum the movie could muster. One aspect I did enjoy was Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. I thought that was dreadful casting but was wrong. She was exceptional. Overall, it’s a slick look at Batman and is visually stunning. Not awful but not good either.

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noobpb17

noobpb17 on 5/1/2022 Reply  · 

the ending of the batman was that his entire vengeance thing was wrong and was damaging the city. and he should inspire hope

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Superherofan1

Superherofan1 on 5/2/2022 Reply  · 

Unfortunately falling out of love with this movie…

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Crapbaskets123

Crapbaskets123 on 6/27/2022 Reply  · 

Arguably one of the best CBMs out there. I loved everything about it. Cinematography, editing, framing, pacing, characters, acting, story, etc. The film's great

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Crapbaskets123

Crapbaskets123 on 7/28/2022 Reply  · 

To go a little deeper on what I said last month, The Batman is a lot like The Dark Knight, but also fundamentally a different kind of movie. The Dark Knight is a crime drama that evolves into an archetypal battle between order and chaos along with the social commentary and questions about the nature of humanity and so forth. The Batman is more of a morally ambiguous investigation unraveling the web of corruption and injustice embedded into Gotham's foundations, while actually being a story about identity and the masks we wear in front of society. The cinematography, lighting, screenplay, and characters are all there to enhance these themes. It has a lot in common with its complex themes, moral ambiguity, social commentary, and some memorable dialogue.

So while it isn't quite as good or memorable as The Dark Knight, the difference isn't actually that big

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topichtennis

topichtennis on 8/4/2022 Reply  · 

I had no intention on watching The Batman, as I'm kinda superheroed out at this point. And yet, somehow, someway, here we are, me, the bat, the cat, and the penguin. It's like a 1992 reunion.

There's been so many different versions of the caped crusader over the years. We've had campy comedic Batman, we've had a dark Batman, a realism based Batman, an Affleckman, and now we get an emo noir Batman.

This movie is very wet. The opening sequence even makes it appear that it is raining inside the subway, which I guess works well thematically with the ending. And I really enjoyed this environment, the sweaty iron look of Gotham, the rave like atmosphere of the underground clubs, the bizarre and intricate designs of Wayne Manor. The dreary art direction is perfect for a noir thriller. It kinda gave me Blade Runner or Dark City vibes.

The movie opens during the second year of Batman's crime fighting career, which is fine and all, but I really didn't understand his relationship with the Gotham PD. It seems like the only friend on the force he has is not yet Commissioner Gordon, who somehow has enough power to let Batman walk inside an active crime scene. And don’t get me wrong, I like Jeffery Wright a lot, but here, his performance feels like he’s stuck in a 1930s detective movie. But then again, most of the supporting cast doesn’t have much to do the movie, except for Catwoman.

I once wrote a paper in grad school focusing on the Tim Burton Batman movies, comparing the screen time of the protagonist to the antagonist. In Batman ’89, the Joker takes up roughly a third of the film, while in Batman Returns, Penguin and Catwoman take up an unimaginable 60% of the film. And in The Batman, The Riddler feels like he’s in less than 10% of the movie. He basically only gets one extended scene, the rest of the time he communicates in Hallmark greeting cards. Point being, Batman, or most superheroes, are only as interesting as their villain. And this version of The Riddler gets less and less interesting as the movie goes on. He starts the movie feeling like he belongs in the Saw franchise, and by the end he’s just a pathetic Incel and a shallow commentary on society’s current issues.

And as far as that goes, the movie takes itself way too seriously and in the worst ways possible, to the point where it just feels silly. For example, in the opening we see the mayor get brutally murdered. Then the next scene we get this giant man in a bat suit walking the crime scene among dozens of police officers. The image is a bit comical and made me snicker, or perhaps I didn’t allow myself enough suspension of disbelief. But at least they poke fun of this later in the movie when an officer asks Gordon about “chain of evidence”. There were a couple of humorous moments that didn’t really fit the tone the movie was presenting. Mostly physical humorous situations, like the penguin being tied up in zip ties and having to waddle away, or having batman wear a silly puffy glider suit so he can dive off buildings, or having him not stick one of his landings so he gets violently tossed around on the ground.

But for all the negatives I have about the movie, the one thing I will say is that it’s still better than The Dark Knight Rises. At least this one tries to be something different, even if it doesn’t really succeed as a whole. I appreciated that we didn’t get another origin story and Pattinson is a pretty good Bruce Wayne, I just wish we could have seen him out of the costume more. But as a whole the movie has lots of issues, including its simplistic yet overly complicated mystery. And maybe if that part would have been better, then just maybe Batman could work as a noir.

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Superherofan1

Superherofan1 on 8/9/2022 Reply  · 

Dark Knight Rises killed this man’s family lol

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JimmyMcGill

JimmyMcGill on 8/27/2022 Reply  · 

Matt Reeves is a director with a vision. I'm glad I enjoy that vision, because Batman needs to have good movies.

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ChrisonFilm2

ChrisonFilm2 on 9/30/2022 Reply  · 

Best superhero movie since Spider Verse

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Crapbaskets123

Crapbaskets123 on 10/29/2022 Reply  · 

The first two hours of this movie are the best content in any comic book movie, period. The way in which it handles this massive web of characters and allegiances, and then throws Batman in the mix to observe the consequences of his existence is just fantastic. The way in which Reeves differientiates the identities of Bruce Wayne and Batman as mask and true self is simple, yet highly effect, better than the exposition dumps that Nolan often relied on. Riddler is brilliantly written as this sort of omniscient god-like entity with all the answers and 10 steps ahead of everyone else. The dialogue is tonally in-line with the movie's tone, the cinematography is fantastic, the editing is excellent, every character is distinguished and has clearly laid-out motivations, and the movie brilliantly uses subtext to integrate its hard hitting themes of identity and class structure. The problems come at the last hour where it starts spelling everything out. It starts getting some pacing issues, the action scenes become more of Batman being the reactionary force instead of instigating them, and the themes become more obvious instead of letting the film use subtext.

I'd give this film a 9/10. Phenomenal movie

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Godfella1994

Godfella1994 on 1/29/2023 Reply  · 

Great movie and brought more realism to Batman than the TDK trilogy did IMO. It may be no TDK but it has a ton of potential.

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