Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman puts Twilight actor Robert Pattinson in the shoes of the Caped Crusader. Joined by the likes of Zoë Kravitz, Colin Farrell and Andy Serkis, the movie sees a young, inexperienced Batman face a terrifying new version of the Riddler.
Reviews for the film are (so far) very positive: 171 reviews have given it an 87% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Deemed a ‘grim, gritty and gripping super-noir’, this movie seems like a solid choice for fans of the brooding super hero. Of course, it isn’t all smooth sailing. Rotten reviews for the movie have taken issue with a supposedly convoluted plot, undercooked characters and a broader lack of ambition.
The movie has inspired four LEGO sets, which shed a light on the movie’s interesting design choices. The Batmobile (which appears in 76181 Batmobile: The Penguin Chase) offers a less flashy, more utilitarian vehicle for Batman to drive. However, it does come with several striking blue exhausts. The movie’s Batcave, meanwhile, is situated in a disused railway station. 76183 Batcave: The Riddler Face-off retains a lot of this infrastructure, and is also compatible with a couple of different Batmobiles.
The Batman will appear in cinemas on March 4, with most of its LEGO tie-in sets now available for purchase. 76181 Batmobile: The Penguin Chase is temporarily out of stock at LEGO.com (at least within the UK). However, it should be available to buy again before the year is out.
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