“The Batman” is the perfect superhero film

Matt Reeve’s “The Batman” is visually and accurately one of the best live action comic book movies brought to life. A new take on DC’s most iconic superhero that mixes realism with the origin story that all know and love. This Batman isn’t the big brute that we are all used to, but instead is more of tactical novice who learns from his mistakes. The movie is set in a modern time Gotham City taking place just a year after The Caped Crusader took on the mantle (A prequel novel is available for purchase in correlation to The Batman’s first year in Gotham that goes into detail about Bruce Wayne’s motives).

(This Review is Spoiler Free)

Gotham is still the vicious and eerie city that keeps civilians cautious, with criminal on the streets doing as they please only until the batsignal is lit. The Batman (Robert Pattinson) is on the hunt for a serial killer who is murdering Gotham’s most powerful and wealthiest. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) is one of the only police officers in the GCPD who trusts The Batman and does not treat him like a vigilante. Throughout the whole movie, the serial killer also known as The Riddler (Played by Paul Dano) is capturing and torturing Gotham individuals for the intention of getting Batman’s attention. Characters like The Penguin (Colin Farrell) who works under Gotham’s Mob Boss Carmine Falcone (John Turturro) who is an impactful villain in the movie with connections to the Wayne family are included as obstacles that Batman has to face before getting to The Riddler. Catwoman (Zoë Kravitz) also works with Batman to benefit each other’s needs in the corrupt city as Catwoman has her plans of her own to take down Carmine Falcone.

This take on The Batman doesn’t use ultra advanced gadgetry like detective mode and does not glide with his cape, but instead this version uses equipment that the military would such as a wingsuit that substitutes for the cape glider, and eye contacts that record data instead of having lenses built into his mask. This cinematic universe is not the same as The Justice League’s (2017/2021) Portrayal of The Dark Knight as this universe focuses more on a darker lifestyle, social problems, and crime happening in Gotham City. There is not much noticeable CGI in the movie that makes it feel as if it were a superhero movie rather than a thriller movie but it’s action sequences leave you wanting for more every time. The visuals in the film were aesthetically pleasing and creative, leaving room for scenery to express and compliment the film.

Verdict 

The Batman scores a whopping 5/5 on Freshly Baked Cookies as it demonstrates how to really give comic book fans what they want with the original story that we can read in comics and the imaginative minds that bring a fresh universe to life.

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