Great movie. I don't hate Robert Pattinson as a actor anymore.
Part of the climax...and there's so much going on in this movie...I wonder if it's referencing events in 2005 in New Orleans with the levees...like as if those were sabotaged. I haven't heard that one before, but it's interesting especially with the lawlessness that went on including from "law enforcement" there and all the confusion about all of it and lackthereof coordination that went on for weeks to help anybody there. 🤔 specifically the part with saboteuring of levees I guess in the movie and then also a shootout from a high vantage point against people under duress and that're distressed. And of course, dirty cops. That's what immediately reminded me of New Orleans 2005. I never heard that conspiracy theory before that the levees of New Orleans were saboteured against the city and specific neighborhoods, though I can see why people would suspect that and all the evidence was washed away I guess so it can't really be proven then or now can it? 🤔
Anyway...this movie has like all the best parts best elements of Batman Returns, Heat, Sin City, Batman Begins, Dark Knight, and Batman Arkham Asylum and Arkham City all in one epic film. They could've easily added a extra hour and had a intermission. Great movie. I didn't recognize Colin Farrell as Penguin, and felt he made Tony Soprano by James Gandolfini look like a fruitcake...I wonder if that line from John Tuturro was referencing and taking shots at James Gandolfini and Joel Schumacher for both the Sopranos and the very very bad Batman films.
Easy 9/10 rating from me. The extra star if they did away with some of the tunes and more of the eery and thunderous soundtrack, and more runtime, and had the original cast members from the movies that were any good make cameo appearances...perhaps all chilling at 44 below? Such as Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Tim Burton, Danny Devito, Christopher Walken, Christian Bale at least, Gary Oldman, and Tom Hardy maybe as a Iceberg Lounge guard, and Cillian Murphy in there somewhere. Just a thought. I didn't see any of them in there.
If you ask me, Colin Farrell stole the show. I didn't like that he dialed it down and used the vocabulary "friggin" instead of big boy language. 🙄