UNMASK THE TRUTH.
When the mayor of Gotham City is found murdered, there’s a message attached to his body intended for Batman (Robert Pattinson). A stand-alone Batman movie that almost reaches the heights of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, a three-hour detective story where a young and gloomy Dark Knight joins forces with Gotham’s only good cop (Jeffrey Wright) and a vindictive cat burglar (Zoë Kravitz) in the hunt for a serial killer. There’s no end to the rain and many ingredients are indeed very familiar… but this is still a darkly compelling action-thriller, boosted by fine performances, Michael Giacchino’s superb score and themes rooted in the real world.
2022-U.S. 176 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced by Dylan Clark, Matt Reeves. Directed by Matt Reeves. Screenplay: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig. Cinematography: Greig Fraser. Music: Michael Giacchino. Cast: Robert Pattinson (Bruce Wayne/Batman), Zoë Kravitz (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Paul Dano (Edward Nashton/Riddler), Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard… Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell.
Trivia: At first, Ben Affleck was going to star as Batman and also direct.
Last word: “In the process of writing the movie, I watched ‘Good Time’, and I thought, ‘Okay, he’s got an inner kind of rage that connects with this character and a dangerousness, and I can feel this desperation.’ And I became dead-set on it being [Robert Pattinson]. And I had no idea if Rob had any interest! Because, of course, he had done all of these indie movies after he established himself in ‘Twilight’. […] He’d heard that we were doing this and got excited about the idea that there was going to be another version of this character. And so when I met him, and he read the script, we talked for a long, long time and I realised, ‘This guy is a massive fan’.” (Reeves, Esquire)