Not sure if Honest Trailers liked or hated THE BATMAN; they batted it around a bit, but didn’t really throw too many hard punches. Personally, I liked the movie. It had a definite ARKHAM CITY vibe to it, which I’m down with.
I skipped the musical video they linked to at the end, though.
They’re making one! “During Warner Bros. Big CinemaCon presentation, it was announced that The Batman would be getting a sequel and that director Matt Reeves and actor Robert Pattinson would be returning to bring this sequel to fans.” I know, I know: who would ever have thought that a movie that’s grossed $760 million worldwide (and it would have been more, except that THE BATMAN’s streaming now) might get a sequel greenlit?
…Well, yes, everybody. But apparently you have to confirm this stuff nowadays. Personally, I blame Netflix, and its weird renewal algorithm. Lots of shows that you’d think would get renewed, don’t.
…yeah, it doesn’t really flow with the rest of the movie. Besides, given how people were already complaining just how long THE BATMAN was, it seems reasonable to cut at least this. Still, I’m not gonna begrudge an actor his chance to put on the clown makeup and give it his best hyena laugh. I’m not cruel that way.
And you will not be surprised at his desired role:
“I like… oh, here’s something, I’ve been thinking about this, because we have this new, Robert Pattinson as the Batman, which I haven’t seen it yet, but I think he would be terrific, the villain that Vincent Price played on the ’60s show, Egghead. I think I want to have a go at Egghead. I think I could make him absolutely terrifying. And I have a concept for Egghead. So let them know over at Warner Bros. I’m down for Egghead.”
Call me a heretic, but four hours of Batman might indeed be too much Batman.
The runtime for the highly anticipated The Batman film was recently revealed, with the film set to be nearly three hours in length. According to a recent report, an earlier cut of the film was even longer.
For the record: a crazy Batman is fine. Not least because there’s been damn few depictions of Batman where he wasn’t more or less insane. This one is no worse that his predecessors, really. Although I suspect that the last movie he and his parents saw was probably THE CROW, and that’s just fine with me.
You can’t see the dang symbol in the dark. As Frank Miller’s Batman once famously pointed out, he wears a big target on his chest because he can’t armor his head. (I even think they referenced that here.)
PS: As I have noted before, I am tentatively down for Violent Goth Batman. It’s a legitimate take on the character. Annnnnd… dammit, they’re still not doing a animated version of THE DOOM THAT CAME TO GOTHAM. What, DC doesn’t like money?
You know annoying it can be when they make superhero films grim, dark, and edgy? Yeah, well, that doesn’t apply to Batman movies. As somebody pointed out somewhere: this project has a THE CROW vibe to it.