Riddle me this. What does Dark Knight News Team think of The Batman? Here are three answers!
Steve J Ray– DKN Editor in Chief
James Attias– DKN Comics Reviewer
A wonderful dark detective story, that illustrates comic books can be shown on screen in a realistic gritty way and still be compelling and amazing.
Eric Lee- DKN Staff Writer
On the one hand, it feels like it could easily fit into one of Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight‘ trilogy. They share a lot of the same DNA: dark, ultra-realism, and psychologically complex characters. However, director Matt Reeves is elevates the the gritty realism with a stylistic flair.
Gotham City is unique. It certainly visually looks more special and different than ‘The Dark Knight’s generic use of a Chicago or Pittsburgh skyline. The Batman shows a deeply disturbing Gotham City that is full of life and personality.
What to say about Robert Pattinson’s performance? He’s dark, contemplative, and emotional vulnerable. I love how he’s always aloof; not because he’s trying to be a creature of the night, but because he’s examining every detail of a crime scene. Pattinson’s best scene is the one in Arkham. We can see a myriad of feelings in his eyes, but he’s also trying to suppress them for the sake of maintaining his Batman persona. It works so well.
Paul Dano definitely gives a memorable performance as The Riddler, and while it’s not my personal favorite iteration of the character, it’s easy to forgive as Dano gives 110% in all his scenes. The film is arguably a little too long and, in my opinion, spent too much time away from the Riddler’s plot, but overall it’s great. Easily the best Batman movie in 10 years.
The Batman is now playing in theaters everywhere.
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