17. Januar 2023: The Batman (OV: English)

The Batman

USA (2022)

ab 12 Dolby Digital CinemaScope
Regie: Matt Reeves
Schauspieler: Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Jeffrey Wright
176 Minuten
It’s not just a call… it’s a warning.

A series of sadistic machinations, a trail of cryptic clues and a puzzle for one specific person: The Batman. While the mysterious killer is targeting Gotham’s elite, his hunt leads the dark knight into the city’s underworld. There, he has to encounter all sorts of shady figures of which The Penguin, Carmine Falcone and The Riddler are just a few. As the evidence begins to lead closer to home and the scale of the perpetrator’s plans becomes clear, the Batman must forge new alliances.

For two years, Bruce Wayne has secretly chased criminals on the street and has gotten deeper and deeper into the shadowy world of Gotham. In the corrupt network of officials and VIPs, he can count on only a few confidants. Yet to unmask the culprit, he has to learn how to trust others. The batman must not fail but bring justice to the abuse of power and corruption that has long plagued Gotham City.

This interpretation is po-faced to the extreme, but Reeves’s commitment to the material and Pattinson’s preternatural grumpiness in the role make The Batman sing -- though the ballad is undeniably emo. (David Sims, The Atlantic)