The Batman is a 2022 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character Batman. The film was directed by Matt Reeves, who also wrote the screenplay. It is a reboot of the Batman film franchise and produced by DC Films, 6th & Idaho, and Dylan Clark Productions, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. The movie stars Robert Pattinson in the dual role of Gotham City‘s vigilante detective and his alter ego Bruce Wayne.
The plot of the movie revolves around a sadistic serial killer who begins murdering key political figures in Gotham City. Batman is forced to investigate the city’s hidden corruption and question his family’s involvement. According to Baker, one of the producers of The Batman, the film “enriches Batman’s legacy, complicating it by trusting its audience to interrogate his heroism and eventually ponder what makes Batman a hero — or if he’s even a hero at all”.
The movie departs from previous adaptations of Batman by questioning his ethics and focusing on his material wealth. It also explores grief, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder through Batman. Despite some aspects that kept some viewers from completely loving it, The Batman has been praised as one of the best takes on the superhero with a lot of potentials to be better than Christopher Nolan’s trilogy (The Batman)
Batman the Animated Series(The Batman)
Batman: The Animated Series is an American superhero animated television series based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. It was created by Bob Kane, Eric Radomski, Bruce Timm, Paul Dini, and Bill Finger. The show has won four Emmy Awards and is a popular adaptation of the comic book character.
Unlike the light action “Batman” show of the 1960s, this animated series conveys the dark mood of the original “Batman” comic books. All 85 episodes of Batman: The Animated Series are available on Blu-ray along with all 24 episodes of The New Batman Adventures and two animated films – Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero(The Batman)
The Batman Joker
Barry Keoghan played the Joker in the 2022 movie “The Batman“. In the movie, he appears as an unnamed Arkham Asylum inmate with disfigured facial scars and green hair. He consoles Paul Dano‘s Riddler about his situation. The character is only seen for a few moments at the end of the movie.
Keoghan shared his audition tape for “The Batman” in which he portrayed the Joker.
He initially met with Dylan Clark, one of the film’s producers, and urged him to watch the tape but did not hear back for four months. Then he received a call from his agent one night in New York saying that he had been cast as the Joker but could not tell anyone.(The Batman)
Director Matt Reeves explained that Keoghan’s appearance as the Joker was not a set-up for another movie but rather to see through Paul Dano’s arc as The Riddler. Reeves revealed that an earlier scene between Robert Pattinson‘s Batman and Keoghan’s character at Arkham Asylum was cut from the final version of the movie
The Batman begins(The Batman)
Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan and written by Nolan and David S. Goyer. The film is based on the DC Comics character Batman, starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman, with Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson.
The movie explores the origins of the Batman legend and his emergence as a force for good in Gotham after his parents’ murder.(The Batman)
The film received highly positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. It was praised for its smart script, exciting action scenes, and excellent performances from the cast.
Batman Begins was also credited with reinvigorating the Batman character after the poor reception of Batman & Robin that stalled the Batman film series in 1997.
Batman Begins was released on June 15, 2005. It has since become a classic superhero movie and is considered one of the best starts to a trilogy since The Matrix
Lego the Batman
LEGO Batman is a popular theme that includes sets, toys, and gifts for DC lovers and Batman fans of all ages. The LEGO Batman sets allow fans to bring the Dark Knight‘s world to life while creating their own adventures.
The sets include several Batmobile models, action minifigures, Batcave scenes, characters, and other Batman toys based on the latest movies, comics, and classic TV shows Fans can build and battle against The Joker, Bane, and Gotham City‘s most notorious villains for the ultimate victory.(The Batman)
LEGO Batman sets are available on various online platforms such as Amazon.com and Walmart.com. These platforms offer different LEGO Batman sets at different prices. For instance, Walmart.com offers LEGO Technic The Batman: Batmobile 42127 Building Toy Set (1,360 Pieces) at $96.99. Amazon.com offers LEGO DC Batman Batmobile Tumbler: Scarecrow Showdown 76239 (422 Pieces) at $49.99.
In addition to the sets and toys, there is also a computer-animated superhero comedy film called “The Lego Batman Movie”. It was produced by Warner Animation Group, DC Entertainment, RatPac Entertainment, Lego System A/S, Lin Pictures, Lord Miller Productions, and Vertigo Entertainment. The movie was directed by Chris McKay and released in 2017. There is also a story pack for the toys-to-life video game Lego Dimensions based on “The Lego Batman Movie”(The Batman)
Finally, adult LEGO kits make great birthday gifts or holiday presents for anyone interested in model making or comic-book culture. Adult LEGO kits are satisfying to build and stunning to display. One example of an adult LEGO kit is the LEGO DC Batman: Batman Cowl which is a brick reproduction of the Caped Crusader’s iconic cowl that comes with translucent bricks that mimic the face and a fashionable fact plaque affixed to the solid base. (The Batman)
The Batman and Robin
Batman & Robin is a 1997 American superhero film based on the DC Comics characters Batman and Robin by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. It is the fourth and final installment of Warner Bros.‘s initial Batman film series, a sequel to Batman Forever, and the only film in the series made without the involvement of Tim Burton. The movie was directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Akiva Goldsman.(The Batman)
The plot of the movie revolves around Batman (George Clooney) and his partner, Robin (Chris O’Donnell), attempting to foil the sinister schemes of a deranged scientist named Mr. Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman). (The Batman)
The movie received largely negative reviews from critics, often considered to be one of the worst superhero movies ever made. Despite its poor reception, it has gained a cult following over time.(The Batman)
Batman & Robin is available for streaming on HBO Max