It's not easy to reinvent a character for over 80 years and still keep the essence of it, and this is perhaps one of the biggest challenges when it comes to an adaptation of Batman.
The hero is still one of the most popular in comics, and he has a huge legion of fans over the years. And it is for this reason that the material is a little delicate to handle.
After so many turmoil in the most recent adaptation of the character on the big screen, Warner decided to bet on the safe choice for the direction of the long-awaited The Batman, giving the project to the director Matt Reeves.
The choice was safe because the director has recently shown what he is capable of, and the most recent franchise of Monkey's Planet endorses the ability of Matt Reeves.
And after several moves, there was an excellent choice of cast, which at first was much questioned by fans.
One of the choices that most moved the networks was that of the protagonist, Robert Pattinson delivers very well a Batman and also a Bruce Wayne, showing a totally different version of the hero from those previously presented on the big screen.
In The Batman we have a protagonist who is not a fledgling vigilante, but also not the older, more experienced Batman, being in a maturing moment.
The plot looks like noir, surrendering to the investigative side of the character, and this choice collaborated with the choice of the villain, the Charade (Paul Dano).
The character is extremely diabolical and intelligent, putting the city of Gotham in check at all times.
And both the performance of Paul Dano and that of Colin Farrell, who was unrecognizable in the skin of the Penguin, are incredible and are consolidated in the gallery of great Batman villains in cinema, alongside Heath Ledger and Jack Nicholson, with their versions of Jokers.
And not only of cartoonish villains does the feature live, The Batman also rescues the old battles fought in Gotham between the Batman and the mafia, centered on Carmine Falcone (John Turturro).
The Batman is authorial, consistent and surprising, all loaded with several characteristics that form the essence of the character, and it is a great start to a franchise, which carries enormous potential from the A.D more “down to earth”.