Funny. Gory. Original. Subversive. Homagable. Shakespearean.
They've only gone and made the perfect Batman film. That's all.
It won't be for everyone. It's violent, brutal, bleak, and long (almost three hours). But it so authentically captures what I read in the comics.
He's the world's greatest detective. He's a master strategist. He's an uncompromising fighter. He's theatrical. He's a grieving orphan.
I can't say much more without venturing into spoiler territory. But I'll say this: I will be seeing it again. Many times.
(A word of warning: You shouldn't take your kids to see it just because they have a Batman lunchbox.)
You'll probably hate this film.
Depending on your Marvel viewing history, you will either enjoy it or feel completely lost and annoyed. At the bare minimum, you'll need to have seen WandaVision (2021) to have even the slightest comprehension of its events. In addition to WV and Doctor Strange (2016), this is all also a sequel to Avengers Endgame (2019).
I could have scored it one of two ways. I could've looked at it as a standalone film, one that…