The Batman (2022) Movie Review
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The relentless recasting and rebooting of this character continues unabated, now completely ignoring the failed DCU universe - though it's serious and dark tone (a high point) make it more relatable to the Snyder Cut and The Joker than those films. In fact it rivals the Snyder Cut of Justice League as one of the best looking superhero films ever - without Christopher Nolan's reliance on massive scope, the cinematography is unexpectedly art-house, even recalling hyper-stylized films like Mandy at times, the sound-stage is nearly as good. The Agatha Twistie detective yarn that runs through the main part of the film is another high. HOWEVER, the writing of both dialogue and characters is really poor, leading to great actors, who've been better every other time I've seen them, wrestle with place holder roles. Given the writing track record of the uniformly excellent director Matt Reeves, it smacks of written by committee. Add to the that a main protagonist and labored final hour that are both completely inconsequential and it all adds up to a bit of a big nothing.
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