The Batman: A Review


Produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, 6th & Idaho, and Dylan Clark Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

Kendall Price, Staff Writer

The Batman is a cinematic masterpiece!

The movie was absolutely amazing; an experience I believe everyone should get to feel. The plot, acting, cinematography, and pacing were simply amazing.

Many had their doubts about Twilight actor Robert Pattinson being able to do the role justice, but he completely shattered everyone’s expectations. His performance was simply captivating; it was such a fresh take on the caped crusader.

In this film, he’s not the billionaire playboy audiences are used to, he’s a social outcast, who stays out of the public eye. He portrays a young batman so well, his mannerisms, and on screen presence are so immense, it’s almost impossible to not praise his portrayal.

However, he wasn’t the only one whose screen presence stole the show. Supporting cast members Zoe Kravitz (Catwoman) and Colin Ferrell (Penguin) also did amazing jobs in portraying such memorable characters on the big screen. Ferrell definitely put his all into his performance becoming almost unrecognizable due to all the prosthetics and makeup he had to wear to become the Penguin. His take on the Penguin is also very different from the renditions we’ve previously seen on the big screen. His role wasn’t even particularly big, but every time he was on screen, you couldn’t help but marvel at his acting. For instance, the big chase scene, between him and the Batman, was arguably my favorite part of the film; it was shot perfectly, and you could really feel the tension throughout.

Another thing fans and critics were unsure about was the casting of Black man as commissioner Jim Gordon; these doubts quickly dissipated as the actor, Jeffrey Wright, did a great job of portraying the caped crusaders right hand man. His role was actually bigger than it was in recent times, and he did actually contribute to helping Batman get to the bottom of the case.

The film did a great job portraying Batman as the cunning detective he is. We never really got to see other film Batman-s try and solve and cases the way he did in this film, and that was big plus to comic fans like me.

The tone was perfect as well; it was dark and gritty, but also had moments that showcased hope and who Batman truly is: a man who is driven to protect his city, his people, and dish out justice.

A true symbol of Justice. All and all I’d give the film a 10/10.