The Batman: 5 Reasons Why It Is Better Than The Dark Knight

Warning: SPOILER ahead for The Batman!

For years, there’s been a monkey on the back of DC fans – when can they expect to see The Batman? At last, The Batman has hit the theaters, and it’s not what any of us expected. In fact, The Batman is not just a movie this time around. It’s a reboot with director Matt Reeves helming a shiny new take on the superhero character for a new age.

As per the schedule, The Batman has launched the theaters on the 4th of this month. Written and directed by Peter Craig and Matt Reeves, the new Batman movie stars Andy Serkis, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, Robert Pattinson, and Colin Farrell.

The Batman
The Batman (2022)

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The Batman (2022) is a very dark homage to the violent neo-noirs and psychological thrillers of the edgy New Hollywood movement of the 1970s. It includes references and nods to a bunch of ‘70s classics (for example Taxi Driver, Chinatown, and Klute). And while this film might not be quite as pretentious or overwrought as that movement’s gems, it nonetheless throwbacks in terms of style, tone, and substance; offering viewers something different.

Critics have had a rather varied reaction to the latest superhero blockbuster The Batman. While most agreed that it matched earlier entries in the genre helmed by Christopher Nolan (Dark Knight trilogy), here are the 5 reasons why The Batman is better –

A Fresh And Nuance Take On Bruce Wayne

Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in The Batman (2022)
Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne in The Batman (2022)

Upon his casting in The Batman (2022), Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson was met with a lot of backlash from fans who were concerned that he would not be able to capture Batman’s often moody persona. Fans compared Pattinson, as well as fellow teen heartthrob Heath Ledger when he was cast for the title role in The Dark Knight, to nominees in previous years like Colin Farrell and Christian Bale, neither of whom walked away with an award for their attempts. However, Pattinson has proven the naysayers wrong by turning in a stellar performance in The Batman that blends in well when compared to the former Batman portrayer Michael Keaton and Christian Bale.

Wayne Gets Back His ‘Detective’ Form Again

Bruce Wayne in The Batman (2022)
Bruce Wayne in The Batman (2022)

The Batman used Bruce Wayne’s mystery-solving skills to solve whatever crimes are plaguing Gotham City. In some cases, Andy Serkis lends a helping hand, especially when it came to identifying the causes and effects of crimes. Fortunately, our caped crusader never gets too distracted by his other gadgets. In fact, his detective prowess is always essential when tackling any new crime that may arise as he embarks on investigating each case with his serious and attentive eye.

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It Proved That Grounded Villains Are Not Boring

The Batman (2022)
The Batman (2022)

Batman’s villains have always been home to outlandish characters and villains. Christopher Nolan’s trilogy had a limit to the foes that could be included in the series. But in The Batman, the adversaries keep coming with nothing being off-limits. Even when presented within a grounded world, there wasn’t any limitation to what kind of villains can still exist.

The New Catwoman Is Awesome

Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman in The Batman (2022)
Zoe Kravitz’s Catwoman in The Batman (2022)

The relationship between Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Batman in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises is not very memorable. Unlike most of her predecessors who play this role such as Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992 or Halle Berry in 2004, Zoë Kravitz’s portrayal of Catwoman breaks away from this mold and turns it into something far less derivative and much better.

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The Action Scenes Never Disturbed The Storyline

The Batman (2022)
The Batman (2022)

The new Batman film’s action, while a bit sparse at times, is all very good stuff. While it doesn’t involve as much punching and kicking as other films of the genre, especially in comparison to the Dark Knight trilogy, The Batman takes its time developing a strong foundation for later films. This means that there are smaller plots threaded throughout the film to keep our minds itching without feeling like they were just crammed into the movie because they were expected to be there.

The Batman is now premiering in your nearby theaters.

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