Is The Batman Really a Detective Noir Movie?

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Published on 21 Apr 2022, 14:00
The Batman may have wet streets, a moody tone, and a murder mystery, but is it truly a detective noir film? We break down the film's various noir influences and do some detective work of our own to see if it truly holds up. The main factor that counts against The Batman being a true detective noir movie is how the fourth act featuring the Riddler's attack on Gotham City doesn't fit into the classic formula. Does this make or break The Batman by director Matt Reeves as far as it is a detective noir film? Watch to find out.

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