Director: Matt Reeves
Of all the Batman movies I have watched so far, be it live action or animated, this movie by far is the most boring and drawn out movie. It is not the fault of storyline – it was great with crime (as if should be for crime fighting vigilante), suspense, riddles, etc., Only it could have been a bit shorter.
According to me, Robert Pattison did not fit into the role of Batman. All of the previous Batmen were stronger and bulkier. And Rob Pattison, without the Bat suit drops his shoulders like the weight of the entire world is on them. But they did make an effort to show him as a strong action figure. ‘Effort’ being the keyword.
The Riddler’s acting was really good, at least in the last half hour. We may have one more Oscar winner for ‘the actor in negative role’ in the Batman movie.
Even though it is a crime story, it could have been a bit more colourful and with few more witty lines other five or so times where I could feel myself smile if not laugh.
I am not sure about the audience watching the movie in other theatres. But if you watch these movies in Prasads Big Screen (Hyderabad) during the first week of movie’s release – you are in for treat. All of Hyderabad’s comic geeks will be in the house cheering your eardrums off at all the right times during the movie. Even if you are new to the comic world – with the cheering you would know the highlights of the movies. For instance in this movie – when the batman makes an appearance in his full costume, when the Bat Mobile is shown on screen, when it flies in the air & fire and lands like beast, etc., Even though you did know if you have like these scenes, with these antics you will begin to like these scenes!
Now that I am thinking about, there were not many scenes during which the crowds could cheer. Maybe they did not like the movie as much.
The Cat women’s role was small but significant. Although, her mask with tiny ears was funny! One of the few times I actually laughed during the film.
My Ratings: 3/5