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The Batman

By: Louis Down

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Some movies are worthy of a visit to the big screen, whereas others are okay to wait for the DVD. The new Batman film, directed by Matt Reeves, starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz, is a movie well worth a trip to the cinema.

If you’re going to go watch ‘The Batman’ it would be wise to order the extra-large buttery popcorn and to resist finishing your drink before the credits are over as the film runs for two hours and fifty-six minutes. As a fan of long films, I liked that when I thought that the film had finished there was whole another segment to the film, keeping viewers on the rollercoaster for just a bit longer.

The film was dark, both cinematically in the way it was shot and the theme. The storyline of the movie followed Batman, played by Robert Pattinson, and Cat Woman, played by Zoe Kravitz as they attempted to stop the Riddler. Although sadistically evil, the protagonist of The Riddler was great as he had viewers on the edge of their seats as they attempted to silently decipher his riddles as he murdered and exposed corrupt politicians throughout the city of Gotham.

In today’s society where there is very little trust in the government and a plethora of stories regarding corrupt politicians. Whilst watching the film, one naturally may make a juxtaposition between the storyline and some of the things that take place in today’s society.

Not all viewers were thrilled with what they saw on screen. Simpson soccer team goalkeeper, Eddie Cuervas, recently went and watched the film and shared his thoughts, “If I had known it was going to be that mid, I would have never watched it. The Dark Knight is 10x better.”

The prior Batman films, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises were all very successful films. With Batman films having such high standards and a rich history of quality movies, this new Batman some big shoes to fill. However, Amund Morin, who Is not a large film enthusiast and hasn’t seen the prior Batman films and shared his thoughts on the new film. “I went in not knowing what to expect. It was long but with how much I was enjoying the film I was glad it was long, because I didn’t want it to end.”

Covid caused several movies to go straight to streaming platforms and bypassing the theatre. The industry has been hit hard and there have been fears of movie theatres dying out. The Batman does a good job at displaying the advantages and importance of still being able to experience great cinematography on the big screen

I highly recommend anyone thinking about watching the film to watch and experience it on the big screen.

I rate it 8.7/10

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