The Weekly Stuff Podcast #419 – Reviewing THE BATMAN with Robert Pattinson
It’s time for another episode of The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman, a weekly audio show that explores the worlds of film, television, and video games. You can subscribe for free in Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts.
This week saw the release of Matt Reeves’ The Batman, the latest cinematic interpretation of the Caped Crusader, and by far the best one Hollywood has created to date. It’s the first Batman film to get essential parts of the character right – like the hard-boiled detective roots, commitment to not killing enemies, and even some genuinely aspirational heroism – Reeves’ film is a genuine neo-noir fueled by great performances from Robert Pattinson, Zoë Kravitz, Paul Dano, and more, with jaw-dropping cinematography and one of the best superhero musical scores ever written courtesy of Michael Giacchino. We have a very fun time gushing over this excellent film, but we might be even more enthusiastic in our continuing coverage of FromSoftware’s Elden Ring, as we recount another week of play with what’s clearly establishing itself as one of the greatest – and most consistently surprising – games ever made.
Intro: 0:00:00 – 0:07:46
Elden Ring: 00:07:46 – 1:13:54
The Batman: 1:13:54 – 3:49:55