Movie Reviews by Sofia Duarte: The Batman

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The Batman (2022)

Dir. Matt Reeves

Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano

Matt Reeves’ The Batman proves to be another daring psychological thriller gracing our theaters this year. The dark and eerie cinematography takes this film out of the DC world, and into a horror genre far away from your comic book tropes. Robert Pattinson’s Batman is one for the books, his range of acting made his Batman horrifyingly secluded and introverted, leaving viewers uneasy and curious as to who the batman truly is. During my watch I was reminded of James Wan’s 2004 horror flick Saw, and David Finchers 1995 Murder film Se7en, as easy comparisons to the horror level Matt Reeves took your well-known Batman. Zoe Kravitz’s Selina Kyle is far from Michelle Pheiffer’s sex symbol take on the character, and instead graces our eyes with a daring and complex heroine out to avenge her mother and friend. Paul Dano’s Riddler is horrifyingly realistic in his psychotic role as the main antagonist; snippets of his performance reminded me of a true crime documentary. The future of the DC universe is in good hands, and I am excited to see what else Matt Reeves does, and how DC movies will evolve from this masterpiece.