As the film makes its way to HBO Max, Warner Bros. releases The Batman’s first 10 minutes online for free for audiences to get a taste of the reboot.
As the film makes its way to HBO Max, Warner Bros. releases The Batman’s first 10 minutes online for free for audiences to get a taste of the reboot. Robert Pattinson leads the cast of the new film as Bruce Wayne in his second year of fighting crime in Gotham City as Batman who begins investigating a series of cryptic murders committed by serial killer The Riddler. With the murders pointing revealing a deep web of conspiracy within the city, Bruce must make tentative partnerships with those on both sides of the law, including Zoë Kravitz’s Catwoman and Jeffrey Wright’s Jim Gordon.
Alongside Pattinson, Kravitz and Wright, the ensemble cast for The Batman includes Paul Dano as The Riddler, John Turturro as crime boss Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth and Colin Farrell as Oswald “The Penguin” Cobblepot. Co-written and directed by Matt Reeves, the film serves as a new reboot of the character with plans to launch a shared universe separate from the DC Extended Universe, including a trilogy and two spin-off TV shows at HBO Max. The Batman scored rave reviews from critics and audiences alike upon its release in March 2022 and as it makes its way home, those who haven’t seen the film yet are getting a taste of the film.
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In honor of the film hitting the streaming platform, HBO Max has released the first 10 minutes of The Batman. The video introduces the dark world of Matt Reeves’ Gotham City, the hard-hitting introduction of Pattinson’s titular hero and Paul Dano’s cryptic murderer. Check out the opening minutes below:
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The Batman’s first 10 minutes is an excellent tease of the dark and gritty world Reeves has crafted around Pattinson’s titular hero. While the muted color palette may be off-putting to some, those who love the neo-noire genre are sure to find themselves captivated by the film’s opening sequence, especially thanks to Pattinson’s chilling voiceover narration discussing the fear he puts into the criminals around Gotham with the help of the Bat Signal. The opening minutes of The Batman also properly establishes the power Pattinson brings to his crime fighting as he closes out the video with a beatdown of a gang leader and his gravelly delivery of “I’m Vengeance.”
The other major takeaway from The Batman’s first 10 minutes is the reveal of Paul Dano’s Zodiac-inspired Riddler in the film. In keeping true to his David Fincher inspirations, Reeves crafts Riddler’s introduction as something that toes the line between outright horror and thriller, establishing him as a terrifying threat for Pattinson’s titular hero for the rest of the film. Audiences can catch up with or revisit The Batman as it’s now streaming on HBO Max.
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