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The Batman


Zoƫ Kravitz and Robert Pattinson. Photo: Warner

When the mayor of Gotham City is found murdered, thereā€™s a message attached to his body intended for Batman (Robert Pattinson). A stand-alone Batman movie that almost reaches the heights of Christopher Nolanā€™s trilogy, a three-hour detective story where a young and gloomy Dark Knight joins forces with Gothamā€™s only good cop (Jeffrey Wright) and a vindictive cat burglar (ZoĆ« Kravitz) in the hunt for a serial killer. Thereā€™s no end to the rain and many ingredients are indeed very familiarā€¦ but this is still a darkly compelling action-thriller, boosted by fine performances, Michael Giacchinoā€™s superb score and themes rooted in the real world.

2022-U.S. 176 min. Color. Widescreen. Produced byĀ Dylan Clark, Matt Reeves. Directed byĀ Matt Reeves. Screenplay: Matt Reeves, Peter Craig. Cinematography: Greig Fraser. Music: Michael Giacchino. Cast: Robert Pattinson (Bruce Wayne/Batman), ZoĆ« Kravitz (Selina Kyle/Catwoman), Paul Dano (Edward Nashton/Riddler), Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaardā€¦ Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell.

Trivia: At first, Ben Affleck was going to star as Batman and also direct.Ā 

Last word: “In the process of writing the movie, I watched ‘Good Time’, and I thought, ā€˜Okay, heā€™s got an inner kind of rage that connects with this character and a dangerousness, and I can feel this desperation.ā€™ 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’. […] Heā€™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, ā€˜This guy is a massive fanā€™.ā€ (Reeves, Esquire)



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