From the review aggregate site, Rotten Tomatoes, The Batman secures early reviews that are leaning into the positive side, possibly being one of the top-rated comic book films throughout history and it just landed a fresh 90% rating with 142 reviews to date. It’s fairly high, and many fans are excited to see what Robert Pattinson has in store as the new Dark Knight.
As of the time of writing, The Batman just scored a 90% fresh rating from critics scores on Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregate site, as early reviews for the film come in before it gets out to the public this weekend. Various reviews lean into the positive side of things and the movie seems to be as promising as the words of the critics are.
Here are some of the comments from the critics: Clarisse Loughrey from Independent (UK) said, “The Batman is a very good Batman film. To think of it as anything more only leads to delusion or disappointment.” Leah Greenblatt from Entertainment Weekly attributes the success of the film to Robert Pattinson, “It falls on Pattinson's leather-cased Batman to be the hero we need, or deserve.”
As for Brian Truitt from USA Today, Matt Reeves did a great job, “Director Matt Reeves’ ambitious and excellently crafted The Batman more than justifies its existence as a world-building wonder that slathers a realistic grime across its Gotham City.” Peter Bradshaw, from Guardian, on the other hand, praised Pattinson’s take on the character, “A classy turn from Pattinson, however, as the crime fighter with an injured soul.”
Last week, a whole set of early reviews was dropped by MTV UK on a video on Instagram which teases what is in store for the upcoming The Batman and while the video was put down because at the time of its posting, the embargo was not yet lifted, one of the comments, from Insider, says that Robert Pattinson is on the road to be the new favorite Batman of the people.
The Batman is directed by Matt Reeves and led by Robert Pattinson as Bruce Wayne/ Batman. He would be joined by Zöe Kravitz as Selina Kyle/ Catwoman, Colin Farrell as Oswald Cobblepot/ The Penguin, and Raul Dano as Edward Nashton/ The Riddler.
Ben Affleck was supposed to star in the upcoming The Batman film and it was originally planned to form part of the DC Extended Universe, however, when Affleck phased out of the project, Reeves stepped into the shoes of being the director and they knew, at that moment, that the film will no longer be canon to the DCEU.
The Batman is scheduled to arrive in theaters on March 4, 2022.