The Batman is a 2022 Batman movie. Intended to be the first in a trilogy, I sometimes wonder why they keep making movies about the same characters. The every-decade-or-so remake or re-boot, yeah, ok, fine, but how many Batman movies can the market support? That said, I watched it, didn't I, just like I've watched all the others. (I watched it On HBO Max.) I enjoyed it, I must say -though at almost 3 hours it's too long. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
Roger Ebert's site gives it a positive review, calling it "consistently viscerally gripping". Rotten Tomatoes has a critics consensus score of 85%, and the audience score is even higher.