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Reviews For The Batman Are In And It Could Be The Best Batman Yet

Charisa Bossinakis

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Reviews For The Batman Are In And It Could Be The Best Batman Yet

The reviews have begun rolling in for The Batman and critics are absolutely raving about it.

Those lucky enough to score an advanced screening have added even more buzz to the highly anticipated film about the Caped Crusader.

It's currently sitting at 87 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes, with the review site declaring it officially 'Certified Fresh'.


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.

"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."

Den of Geek has also claimed 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.

IGN added: "This is the scariest Batman yet. Right from the violent opening scene, the message is clear: this is not your mother's Caped Crusader.

"This is a creeping, angry, white-knuckle-inducing psychological thriller with a heavy dose of crime noir - and believe it or not, Reeves absolutely pulls it off, achieving a grimly beautiful masterpiece."

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

The latest instalment of the Batman franchise 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.

Along with a stellar cast, director Matt Reeves' noir artistic vision and Michael Giacchino's score, The Batman has all the right ingredients for a belter of a movie.

Reeves told Time Magazine that The Batman will confront audiences as it's built around the themes of isolation and despair.

Although the film is far from a horror film, Reeves aimed to echo neo-noir films like Se7en and Chinatown as he finds superhero films sometimes 'reductive'.

"I wanted to create a movie with shades of grey," he said.

Credit: Warner Bros.
Credit: Warner Bros.

From what we've seen in the trailer, it seems that Pattinson's version of Bruce Wayne removes itself from the billionaire playboy persona Christian Bale made famous in Christopher Nolan's trilogy.

"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."

Along with the beaming reviews that have sparked the internet, the impeccable cast and Reeves' gritty take on Wayne, we definitely can't wait to see what this new flick has installed for us.

Featured Image Credit: Warner Bros.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, DC Comics, News, Robert Pattinson, Batman

Charisa Bossinakis
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