The Batman – Underwhelming…

The term Go Big or Go Home should apply for all the new superhero movies that is being made or in production. Especially for the flagship franchise Batman brand. Forget the Tim Burton’s batman, which was shot wholly in studio by incorporating scale models and set pieces, for audiences who have seen the big spectacle of Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy are going to be disappointed with this new, smaller scale (visual-wise), and slow tempo version. How can the film maker think that this a smart way to go? I understand that they want to do a fresh take on the Batman lore and in a way, reboot the franchise by mining the story of a young Batman on his second year of vigilantism. But this deliberately slow pacing story-telling does not make an entertaining viewing. I have to give credit to Robert Pattison for his spot-on portrayal of a broody young Bruce Wayne and the cinematography in this movie deserve an Oscar nomination for it’s dreamy and dark visuals. Other than that, I find this movie can improve with about half an hour cut off from the final cut to speed things along and trim the scenes that drag it down. I had my reservation about this incarnation of the Batman before I went to see it. The only thing that pique my interest is Matt Reeves directing it because he did such a stellar job on the Planet of The Apes Trilogy. Just a little public service announcement to save you from wasting your time waiting for the end credit extra scene, there is none.