Having to follow Nolan’s trilogy was a big ask, but clearly not from the guy (Matt Reeves) who allegedly called Chris Nolan to proclaim that his new version of the Batman is superlative. The wait is over. I can honestly tell you without a shadow of a doubt that Tim Burton’s Batman is leagues superior to this rubbish they are forcing the new generation of kids to swallow and at three hours long? No, thank you. This version has no identity as a film. It feels like a rehash of Burton and Nolan’s without the style, substance and wonderful writing that entertains the audience and make them care about the characters and where the story is headed. I was bored with this one, waiting for the excitement that was sorely missing in this Batman. And each time, I thought it was done. Nope. Suffice to say, the story dragged.
One of the biggest problem with this (aside from the horrible script) is that it just wasn’t exciting and the mystery was pedestrian and the visuals and story progressions were similar to previous Batman outing so, what does that leave you? The actors. Again, with horrible script and a barely there sexual chemistry between Pattinson and Kravitz you can’t help but compare that to Keaton and Pfifer’s sizzling chemistry. That’s what a good script can get you! Hard pass on this outing. The cinematography was beautiful.