Updated: Apr 16, 2022
After being released in theaters this past week, The Batman has gained a lot of attention from the media. I saw it yesterday and found that all the hype it was getting was maybe a little much. It was still an excellent movie; however, comparing it to other great Batman movies (specifically The Dark Knight), it seemed like a little too much attention. The cinematography was outstanding, and Pattinson's performance was spectacular. However, certain parts of the movie were just a little dragged out as the film totaled 2 hours and 56 minutes long. The initial setup of the movie was about an hour. The movie finally hit its stride in the second hour during actions scenes like the car chase. While The Batman is one of the most visually appealing films I have seen, its storyline and timeline of events sometimes got dragged out.
Overall the film was excellent and it is definitely worth watching. However, it is been oversold as many new blockbusters do. I'd give it an 8.3/10 as my official rating, but I still suggest it as worth the trip to the theater.