Today I was at the Astor Grand Cinema to finally watch The Batman. Being a huge Fan of the Christopher Nolan Trilogy starring Christian Bale I could hardly imagine that The Batman could come even close. Not being a Fan of Robert Pattinson at all doesn´t really help this but I wanted to still watch it with an open mind. I liked however the Ben Affleck Batman too quite a lot and feel a bit Sorry that he didn´t get more screen time as Batman. So I went to see The Batman with quite low expectations.
At first this Instalment is way darker then any previous Instalment of the Batman Franchise and also it is the longest with almost reaching the three hours mark.
Colin Farrells transformation is as amazing as his performance as The Penguin though he could have had more screen time. Paul Dano as the The Riddler is still a terrifying and a very disturbing villain, he fitted the cast brilliantly. Zoe Kravits performances as Catwoman was amazing though she is not as cool as Anne Hathaways Catwoman, but her gesture and look is as wild as Michelle Pfeiffers, and the Catwoman fighting sequence is definitely a win for Zoe. Finally we got Robert Pattinson as The Batman/ Bruce Wayne. Well, for me the on screen chemistry of Pattinson and Kravitz did not match the chemistry and presence of Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, but still Robert Pattinson surprised me. He played his role very well and maybe people will start thinking of him as The Batman and not as the horrible looking guy in Twilight. The Movie was not as Action packed as the Christopher Nolan ones. The Batmobile is a 60´s muscle car look a like with no real cool features as the Tumbler. Also when it comes to Gadgets that Batman is using there is way less in here. Batman in The Batman is more a Detective with partial Anger Management issues than the cool guy, but then again, this is a very dark version. In the end The Batman is still a hell of a good movie, it is still amazing and it’s still incredible, and it is still Batman. I was impressed by the most of the thing that happened, i was excited, i was hyped, i was stunt by all the amazing thing that they have done. Still the movie feels long, but I don´t know where I would have cut it shorter.
You can watch the Trailer below: