When the Riddler, a sadistic serial killer, begins murdering key political figures in Gotham, Batman is forced to investigate the city's hidden corruption and question his family's involvement.
Time for another Batman movie and lead actor. In a role that has changed hands as often as James Bond, we have a new version of The Batman. Getting back to some of the root character traits of the Batman franchise we see the new lead man Robert Pattinson reminding us that Batman was a great sleuth detective as well as the heavy hand of Justice. This investigative mastermind was very good at ferreting out the truth before issuing his verdict of fists and gadgets. This movie is really well made. The mood is dark and bleak, the action is tough and fierce and the villains are evil and cruel. The flip side of that critique is that the movie is 3 hours long and for most people that are not die-hard fans of comic book movies, that is way too long to hold your bladder. Next was the overuse of the shadowy figure coming out of the darkness. One or two good uses of this visual would have been fine, but it was overused and by the end of the movie you were laughing at it rather than thinking it was cool. To some there was a speech in the second half of the movie that played right into the woke culture we live in that seemed out of place, which foreshadowed the hero saving the woman trope being flipped on its head to have the Batman saved by the woman. This is a great movie even with some of these things that you forget fairly quickly and you will be left with the images of Batman and his hero poses and remember this one to be fairly good. Let me know your thoughts.