The New Batman explores darker tones and emotions

The Batmanhas soared to be one of the biggest box office hits of the year. It is even set to take a new standard for the darkest superhero blockbuster ever made. Almost all of the movie, starring Robert Pattison, takes place at night. Batman does his superhero duties in heavy rain, dark rooms, and nightclubs. One of the film’s only daylight scenes take place at a funeral. Batman is constantly in the shadows.

Before 2022’sThe Batman, the superhero appeared in a number of solo movies includingBatman Beginsin 2005,The Dark Knightin 2008, andThe Dark Knight Risesin 2012. Batman also appeared in other movies likeJustice Leaguein 2017 andBatman vs. Supermanin 2016. The superhero is also popular in the video game industry with games such asBatman: Arkham City,Batman: Arkham Asylum, and《蝙蝠侠:阿卡姆骑士. Online slots of Batman and other superhero characters are also popular at some of the fastest payout online casinosfound here. Batman also appears in merchandise such as clothing, action figures, and much more.

The Batman’s filmmakers inherited a challenging dark movie since they wanted to push this three-hour film to a new level. However, they did a good job, despite the darkness, since there have been no complaints from the audience that they cannot make out who is on screen.

The Batman’s cinematographer Greig Fraser claims that ‘If you sit in a theatre for an extended period, there’s a point where you start struggling to read information visually, and I was very attuned to that.’ Fraser’s work also includesZero Dark ThirtyandDune,but he claims that due to the dark settings,The Batmanwas ‘the toughest lighting job I’ve ever done.’

AlthoughBatmanmovies have always taken a sombre vibe, the new 2022The Batmantook an even darker turn and the audience seems to be all for it, despite the world taking on grim events. The plotline of the movie matches perfectly with the dark tones too.

The shadows are one area in which Warner Bros. differ from the brighter Marvel Cinematic Universe. When comparing it to蜘蛛侠:没办法回家,The Batmanis dark and mysterious. Scott Higgins, director of Wesleyan University’s College of Film and the Moving Images claims that ‘There are few films in the same genre further from each other than the new Batman film and the last Spider-Man film, which was going out of its way to please audiences.’

然而,黑暗一直在漫画中占主导地位。在电影制作中,黑暗也表示声望。实际上,由克里斯托弗·诺兰(Christopher Nolan)执导的蝙蝠侠电影的三部曲为超级英雄时代的严肃性设定了标题。当时扮演蝙蝠侠的克里斯蒂安·贝尔(Christian Bale)被黑眼妆看到,并总是采用砾石声音。

2019’sJokertook doom to a whole new level,exploring themes of mental illnessand mob mentality. It landed 11 Oscar nominations, including a best picture nomination, which proved to be a record for a comic-book movie.

The Batmanseems to mirror 2020’s anxiety. In fact, Travis Langley, a Henderson State University professor and author ofBatman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knightclaims that the movie ‘has this fantastic quality that lets us play through some real fears, but with a distance that makes it more comfortable.’

The help makeThe Batmanshadowy yet still visible on screen, the filmmakers used custom camera lenses with a sharp focus at the centre and a blur at the edges. One of the most dominant scenes is when a fight happens in a pitch-black hall. Batman is lighted only by the muzzle flashes from prop guns firing in cohesion with strobe lights.

Lighting the Batsuit also played an important role since this represents one of the most iconic silhouettes I movies. Fraser claims that ‘it makes all the difference about how you feel about the Batman. If I overlight it, there’s a danger that it becomes kind of what it is—a guy in a suit—as opposed to an enigma.’

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