More than a year of stalking the streets as the Batman (Robert Pattinson), striking fear into the hearts of criminals, has led Bruce Wayne deep into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies— Alfred (Andy Serkis), Lt. James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright)—amongst the city’s corrupt network of officials and high-profile figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of vengeance amongst his fellow citizens.

Matt Reeves’ The Batman has become the biggest-grossing film of the year bringing in $365.5 million domestic and $752 million worldwide with the domestic gross putting it as one of the biggest “part one” comic book superhero films ever. Much of that success has come at the reworking the angle to which we are introduced to this fifth adaptation of the caped vigilante. We are not forced to relive the death of his parents as a child nor is the film touted with big catch phrases or marquee names. Continue Reading…