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The Batman has finally arrived in cinemas with fans and critics alike raving over it.
Early reviews already showed that the film would be a hit. Journalist and movie-reviewer Erik Davis wrote on Twitter: "I've seen #TheBatman and it is a ferocious detective drama punctuated by moments of incredibly visceral action."
I've seen #TheBatman and it is a ferocious detective drama punctuated by moments of incredibly visceral action. Matt Reeves' direction is dark, deep, intense & flooded w/ instantly iconic imagery. A live-action BATMAN movie unlike any we've seen. Brilliant & badass. BIG recommend pic.twitter.com/SreOnnFnHC— Erik Davis (@ErikDavis) February 28, 2022
Den of Geek wrote that The Batman is 'one of the best superheroes films ever made' and say the movie is rooted in nostalgia but still has something new to say about the iconic character of Bruce Wayne.
And it would seem it's not just the film critics who are loving this new take on the Batman story, with fans both old and new enjoying it too.
It's not news that for many Batman fans the best film is Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, and with a 94% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes it'll be a hard one to beat.
However, The Batman appears to be getting close. At the time of writing, the movie has a 93% audience score with over 2,500 verified ratings.
Although, where The Dark Knight also has 94% for its critics score, The Batman drops to 85%. A solidly impressive score, just not quite as high as Nolan's masterpiece.
This new take on the comic-book hero stars Robert Pattinson in the leading role of Bruce Wayne/Batman. He's joined by Colin Farrell, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Andy Serkis, Peter Skarsgard, John Turruto and Zoe Kravitz.
Directed by Matt Reeves and with a score Michael Giacchino the film is certainly one that shouldn't be missed.
Talking to Time Magazine Reeves said that The Batman will confront audiences as it's built around the themes of isolation and despair - feelings that many have felt in recent years.
"Most films start as an origin story. He loses his parents in this violent way. He masters himself, and then dedicates himself to this mission" Reeves said, "I wanted him to be human and flailing and struggling."
Robert Pattinson has also suggested that the film is rather dark telling GQ that: "I have to really, really feel like I’ve hit rock bottom [to get into character].
"Where right up until the moment I have to perform it’s, ‘Wow, I’m the most empty piece of s***'."