THE BATMAN and the Bruce Wayne I didn’t know I was waiting for

As someone historically ambivalent to the Batman character and mythos, I’m caught off guard by how much Matt Reeves’ The Batman swept me away. A wonderfully conceived and crafted work of storytelling, the heart of which is Robert Pattinson’s incredibly portrayed moody broody broken Batman, all dark painted eyes and stoic exterior and whipsmart perception for solving mystery clues, yet obfuscated to so many emotional, human realities and tolls both in himself and those around him, till they all come crashing down and so too do the walls he’s built around his own heart.

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