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New Crusader movie with boring and forgettable narration

Gotham City cannot act together. It’s a hotbed of crime and squalor for what – for what? – 83 years now? And try though Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck and now that Robert Pattison can, the metropolis is getting worse and worse.

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Running time: 175 minutes. Rated PG-13 (violent and disruptive content, drugs, harsh language, and some suggestive material.) In theaters March 4.

In the latest perfunctory film, “Batman,” Gotham is as bleak as ever. Too bleak, if you ask me. Director Matt Reeves’ film about the dead embraces the realism of “the dark Knight” – in contrast to Tim Burton’s common house – just without the reward of outstanding work and acting.

There’s an unshakable feeling here about “What’s the point?”

Not to mention the length of almost three hours. Holy run time!

Bruce Wayne has been millennial. While previous installments concealed their crimes against other selves by being glamorous, wearing tuxedo to parties, Pattinson’s billionaire Bruce is a recluse, always at home, and someone many people don’t like. resident has not met since he was a boy. That’s good, because even with a pointed mask and a cape, there’s no mistaking Rob’s jawline in “Twilight.”

Robert Pattison is the latest actor to play Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.
Robert Pattison is the latest actor to play Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.
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He still works alongside Alfred (Andy Serkis, unimpressive) and Gordon (Jeffrey Wright), who bring Batman to the crime scene of the brutally murdered mayor of Gotham. On the body was a letter: “To Batman.” Inside it – a puzzle.

What opens is a slow-paced detective novel, with Selina Kyle (Zoe Kravitz) – aka Catwoman – playing a not-so-helpless prostitute. She wants Batman to help protect her friend, an escort who is having an affair with the mayor. Kravitz is napping the cats; Michelle Pfeiffer is much more interesting.

Then “Batman,” for better or for worse, started to resemble the movie “Saw.” There’s a series of murders escalated by a mysterious attacker known as The Riddler, who uses grisly murder weapons like rats, a carpet tool, bombs, etc., to leave clues all over the world. dead body.

Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, in "Batman."
Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle, in “The Batman.”
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Following the mysterious old-school route kept the viewer’s attention and our attention was even more exerted by acting. Riddler, Batman, Catwoman, Gordon, Alfred and pretty much everyone else whisper throughout the movie. “Come again?”, you want to constantly shout at these aspiring librarians.

They quietly skim through a trivial story that, aside from the Riddler (Paul Dano), is the stage for some of Batman’s more boring rivals. Too much screen time is given to Sal Maroni and Carmine Falcone, the basic mafiosos. Batman, in his full suit, goes to their dull nightclub again and again.

Reeves creates some penetrating images. Batman wields a bonfire at the end of the film, and a fiery highway chase and a strobe light fight all add up to the thrilling visuals. Regardless, that’s the story, stupid.

With not many fangs left to plug in, Pattison was wasted here. Normally, he’s an electric, funny and unpredictable actor – but that’s the opposite of Batman, who needs to be hidden. He doesn’t act conflicted, determined or scared – he just looks bored.

Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz) and Batman (Robert Pattinson).
Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz) and Batman (Robert Pattinson).
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As for Dano, ever since Heath Ledger won an Oscar for playing the Joker in “The Dark Knight,” every actor has treated the Batman villains as if they were King Freakin’ Lear. His final monologue is crudely mocked, as if he thinks it’s his own speech “or else it gets the faucet” in his “Silence of the Lord” speech. flock of sheep”. Really annoying.

“The Batman” is the first caped crusader adventure in a time completely aimless. Christopher Nolan’s films emulate the comics as the psychologically complex, real-life stories of an urban loser, and Affleck’s Bruce is built to fit in a broader DC universe . “Batman” is here just to make sure that Marvel has box office competition.

It’s a pity that Joaquin Phoenix’s”Joker“As season one and “The Batman” have planned sequels. I want to see more Arthur Fleck.

https://nypost.com/2022/02/28/the-batman-review-bland-and-forgettable-new-caped-crusader-film/ New Crusader movie with boring and forgettable narration

Dais Johnston

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