Graham, Tom S and Marsh have somehow found the time to watch, then rewatch and even discuss The Batman, the recent bladder-bursting film directed by Matt Reeves and starring Robert Pattinson.
- Obviously, we spoil the film. Don’t listen or read below if you have yet to see the film and wish any of its surprises preserved.
- Who’s in this film then, eh?
- Robert Pattinson as The Battinson
- Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman
- Paul Dano as Riddler
- Colin Farrel as Penguin, amazingly
- Peter Saarsgard as the DA Glen Gonnasplode
- John Turturro as Carmine Falcone
- Jeffrey Wright as Jim Gordon
- Con O’Neill as Pete 2, with his wonderfully distinct voice
- Barry Keoghan as Unnamed Arkham Prisoner who is obviously the Joker
- Batcomics mentioned: Frank Miller’s supermacho libertarian fantasies, and The Court of Owls.
- Other Batfilms briefly discussed:
- The 90s continuity courtesy of Tim Burton and then Joel Schumacher: Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Batman Forever (1995), Batman & Robin (1997)
- The Christopher Nolan era: Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
- The Snyderverse: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Justice League (2017), Zack Snyder’s Justice League (2021)
- And, tangentially, if we must, Joker (2019)
- David Fincher’s excellent serial killer films – Se7en and Zodiac – clearly lend a lot to both the feel and content of this film.
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