The Batman: Directed by Matt Reeves. With Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright, Colin Farrell. When a sadistic serial killer begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption and question his family’s involvement.
I still feel that the first half of this movie is a complete snooze fest and the soundtrack, specifically the hero track, is overly repetitive and annoying as all get out. Also, everything about the Riddler made me loose interest in the move every time they were talking about his stupid rhymes, jokes, or holiday cards. In fact, I think you could rip the entire Riddler portion of the movie out and still have a pretty ok film with just the Penguin / Wayne / Arkham storyline.
Which brings me to what I did like, which was everything related to the Penguin, Catwoman, the family shenanigans, and even Batman himself. It would have been easy to go to far into the brooding “barely out of his teens” Batman first earning the ropes, but Robert Pattinson did a surprisingly good job as the character, same with Colin Farrell as Penquin and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, both of whom are now my favorite versions of those characters. Additionally, I’m a huge Batmobile nerd and this version of the car really does it for me, it’s the appearance of this suped up car that’s when I feel the movie really starts to kick, though that’s about an hour in.