The darkest blockbuster of 2022 has arrived! The Batman adapts the story of the Caped Crusader yet again for a noir-inspired action rush that will thoroughly satiate lovers of teen and adult-oriented superhero films. Here's all the information you need before watching this new Dark Knight hit.
Plot of ‘The Batman'
Even with a masked vigilante running around, Gotham City is now experiencing an all-time high in political and criminal turmoil after the arrest of drug lord Salvatore Maroni. When a new serial killer emerges by targeting high-profile members of Gotham's justice system, his riddles lead Bruce Wayne to the mystery of the shady elements that drive the city's underworld.
‘The Batman’ Cast
Should I Watch ‘The Batman?’
Judging by the reviews and the popularity, the short answer here is a resounding yes. The noir homage of The Batman is spot-on for classic cinema lovers, and the action choreography sticks closer to John Wick than to Marvel, never veering into cartoonish levels. This level of straight-faced bleakness works well for Batman's film legacy, which has grown darker ever since Tim Burton directed Michael Keaton as a new kind of Batman in 1989. The Batman's epic length and sadistic villain on the same level as The Dark Knight's Joker make for a direct comparison to Nolan's trilogy, but the deeper dive into the shadows and re-envisioning as a genre piece make for a uniquely summative and evolutionary adaptation of the DC hero.
Where Can I Watch This Movie?
The Batman is currently showing exclusively in theaters, but after the usual time frame of 30-45 days, you should see this movie pop up for rental.