Be it George Clooney, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck, or Robert Pattinson, Batman has been stapled as the ultimate superhero in our hearts. Before our generation was even introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the name Batman went hand in hand in every child’s mind. An orphan who is turned into a millionaire by day and a vigilante by night to protect the society he was raised in. And now, the much-loved superhero is coming back to our nearest theaters, thanks to DC.
Why Do We Love Batman?
Many would call Batman an anti-villain more than a superhero and some would outright label him as the bad guy. But for us, Batman will always be the shining light in the dark who took down any mobster, criminal, sociopath, or an anarchist who dared to stand in his way. All on his own and all without superpowers.
Who Was the Best Batman?
It's difficult to come across anyone who didn’t say that Christian Bale was and always will be the best Batman. All that followed him were mediocre actors who bit more than they could chew by being cast.
Humans have a tendency of sticking to originals for example not a lot of people, myself included, were able to accept Andrew Garfield or Tom Holland as Spiderman. But a good actor is not all there is to a good movie. A good movie demands a great director. The reason why Bale’s trilogy as Batman was a pot of gold and has a special place in our hearts is that Christopher Nolan is a great director.
With that said we always have to explore out of the box when dealing with major pop culture icons. So, if Affleck’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne is not to everyone's taste, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to reject it.
The Batman (2022). Scam Or Jam?
The entire world is eagerly waiting for the latest installment in the Batman saga titled “The Batman”. The movie starring Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/ Batman, Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, and directed by Matt Reeves is set to release on March 4, 2022, in theaters across the USA. Resources from Warner Bros. Pictures have stated that the movie will have a running time of 176 minutes.
What’s surprisingly new about this installment is that the studios are bringing back two of Batman’s long-forgotten arch enemies. Riddler portrayed by Paul Dano and Penguin portrayed by Colin Farrell.
First Impressions of The First Trailer
The initial trailer for the motion picture was graciously accepted by most, however, many fans were disappointed with the overall environment and appearance of the movie.
First of all, the scenes in the trailer felt as if they were recorded with very low light. It is all too dark and gloomy. Yes, even for Batman. Other than that, a lot of viewers complained about the art that’s being followed in the new installment. Bruce Wayne looks homeless more than a millionaire. Alfred, Bruce Wayne’s butler, looks younger than Bruce himself. The bat-suit has a collar to hold the cape now, and the batmobile looks like it was stolen from Mad Max. Although what people disliked about the trailer comes nowhere close to what people loved about it.
Due to Bale’s trilogy, The Joker has been recognized as the best Batman villain. This claim was further polished upon the release of Todd Phillip's movie titled “Joker”. Fans are happy to see the saga bringing in new villains as according to them a good mix of villains makes the movie a whole lot better.
Even though some fans disliked the darkness that the movie contains. The majority of them loved the darker, angrier, and vengeful portrayal of the character. Though this theme doesn’t stay true with older movies, it definitely makes the new installment more consistent with how Batman is portrayed in comic books. Many have claimed that this will be the new best Batman movie and will be able to outdo Nolan’s trilogy.
With March 4 closing in, the world is right on the edge of its recliners and seats, patiently waiting for The Batman to be the highlight of 2022. Vengeance is coming and the truth will be unmasked. Hope you enjoy the 2 hours and 56 minutes of action and adventure.