The Batman is a masterpiece

Had a rare night out at the cinema yesterday. Saw The Batman. I was bowled over by it. It is an atmospheric, arty, well-crafted piece of cinema. A film noir-ish, Blade Runner vibe with a gorgeous film score. Robert Pattinson, Colin Farrell (who is unrecognisable in his makeup) and Zoe Kravitz were the standouts in an absolutely stacked cast. I dont know what I was expecting but it surpassed all expectations. This is not your typical spandex superhero flick, this is intelligent filmmaking that owes more to 70s cinema than modern bubblegum movies. My only quibble is the slightly excessive length, but it nevertheless left me wanting more of this world and the writer/director’s take on it. Not for everyone, but I absolutely loved it.