Batman: World’s Greatest Reflective

Atheist Bale
19 min readMar 26, 2022
It’s freaking good, people.

I was writing an article about the war in Ukraine, and instead, I’ve scrapped it for this article. Well, “scrapped” is a generous word, considering I only came up with a witty headline:

I would have been so successful as a tabloid designer.

So here comes a movie review about a comic book film, which is my bread and butter. Why, you ask? Well, people all over social media keep reaching out to me, and then I had a tweet about my list of favorite comic-book adaptations blow up the other day, thanks to this guy:

So now the situation is even more nuts:

Yeah, I liked my own tweet, so what? Also, I wanna give a shout-out to Netflix’s Daredevil.

And then, in the midst of writing this article, Matt Reeves (the film’s director) released new footage of the Joker, who had one of his scenes cut from the film. So ideally this article is relevant again. So, here we go, get ready for me rambling about The Batman. Don’t read this shit unless you’ve seen the movie, because I’m going to go deeper into spoiler territory than usual.



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