TAKE TWO: Here’s How ‘The Batman’ Delivers an Essential Superhero Story

Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” begins with a father and son being watched from a distance by a figure a building away.

It gets much, much worse from there, as a politician is murdered by a bizarre killer known as The Riddler (Paul Dano). The Gotham City police department investigates the incident, with Officer Gordon (Jeffrey Wright) making the bold choice to bring along the controversial masked vigilante The Batman (Robert Pattinson) to the scene of the crime.

A twisty mystery leads Batman, who also exists as aloof billionaire Bruce Wayne, on a grimy odyssey in which he encounters the vile mobster known as The Penguin (a remarkably unrecognizable Colin Farrell), teams up with Selina Kyle (Zoe Kravitz) and uncovers the sickening world within the dark corners of Gotham City.

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