About two weeks ago the spectacular main trailer for The Batman showed us all which direction the movie franchise is going to take for the foreseeable future. Director Matt Reeves is taking Batman to his noir roots which is no coincidence as Reeves is also involved in the new Batman animated series called Batman: Caped Crusader which puts special emphasis on the noir element. Fascinating to see Batman animation once again champion this direction!
In short: Fans who like to see Bruce Wayne and his alter ego in the noir style are bound for good times! Don’t get me wrong, I hold the Dark Knight Trilogy by Christopher Nolan in the highest regard. In fact I would consider it a masterpiece. Nolan’s realistic approach brought something new to the table and changed the perception of the character forever. Christian Bale owned the duality of Bruce Wayne and made his use of and struggle with darkness believable.
Before we go any further let me confess that I am not (yet) an expert on the cultural phenomenon that is Batman. I have only casually followed the adventures of the urban crusader since I first encountered him via Tim Burton‘s interpretation. To me Michael Keaton will always be the Batman and I am very excited that he will be revisiting that role in the upcoming The Flash movie. Maybe this time the costume will allow him to turn his head. Again: Good times ahead!Continue reading “Review: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller”