Reblog: Film Review – The Batman (2022) — Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Title – The Batman (2022)  Director – Matt Reeves (Cloverfield)  Cast – Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Colin Farrell, Andy Serkis, Jeffrey Wright  Plot – Bruce Wayne/Batman (Pattinson) faces a formidable foe in the form of Edward Nashton/The Riddler (Dano) as the deeply depraved serial killer wrecks havoc across Gotham.  “Fear is a tool. […]

Film Review – The Batman (2022) — Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys)

Reblog: REVIEW: “The Batman” (2022) — Keith & the Movies

While the lucrative Marvel Cinematic Universe gets most of the attention when it comes to the popular superhero genre, it’s hard to find a more anticipated movie than “The Batman”. The Caped Crusader certainly isn’t new to the big screen. First there was the Burton/Schumacher films that began in 1989. Then there was Christopher Nolan’s […]

REVIEW: “The Batman” (2022) — Keith & the Movies

The Batmen

There’s been some criticism that the latest caped crusader film The Batman is lacking in characterisation.

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Maybe the film does, maybe it doesn’t, but it raises the issue of how much characterisation is needed in a film of such deep lore and knowledge of the character.

The viewer already knows so much about the lead, that the film maker risks criticisms of repetition.

So instead the character can just be taken as read and instead go into the broader theme of the film where a character of good intentions can be appropriated by malicious characters who claim they are doing the same thing.