What Are People Saying About The New Batman?

What Are People Saying About The New Batman?

By Amogha Bangalore

The new Batman movie, starring Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz, has gotten some mixed reviews. While some critics have described the film as a wonderfully executed slow burn that did not disappoint, others argue that it was a boring and underwhelming movie . 

Companies like Vulture, The Guardian and Empire, rated this film pretty highly. Vulture describes this movie as very different from typical superhero movies and wouldn’t classify it as one. The dark tone differs it from the rest. The Guardian says, “tremendously designed, visually spectacular with great set pieces and juddering, sternum-shivering impacts coming at you out of the darkness.” Empire also appreciates this film in regards to the performances and says it was, “perhaps the best screen realization of Gotham so far.” Along with some critics’ high reviews, the majority of the regular viewers enjoyed it very much. It was typically described as very different from what was expected. Although the film is nearing 3 hours, viewers still believed it was consistently interesting and lived up to the hype.

On the other hand, some critics and viewers had quite the opposite reaction. The Times was not satisfied and headlined their review, “Robert Pattinson struggles in slow-motion silliness.” giving it a 2 star rating. This is also the rating that the New York Post gave it. They described it as a “bland and forgettable Caped Crusader film.” Many viewers shared this response. They thought that the film was unnecessarily long and was actually quite boring. Another common theme with the negative reviews was how it was too “cheesy” and tried to be dark and suspenseful, something it was not. 

Personally, I enjoyed this movie and was interested the whole time. I honestly didn’t realize that three hours had gone by. It was definitely not what I was expecting, but I’m glad I got the chance to see it. If you haven’t seen this film already, watching it in theaters is a must.