• Blake Petit

    ★★★★½

    2018 Superhero Rewatch: In which I return to superhero movies I've seen before to see how time has treated them.

    I decided that, under my broad definition of "superhero films," I would include movies about the people who created them. This movie is a great example why. Most comic book fans today know that "Batman created by Bob Kane" is a half-truth at best, that Bill Finger created almost everything people know and love about the character. For the first…

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  • Blake Petit

    ★★★★½

    For the first half-hour of this film's 92 minutes, it doesn't really say anything new. The way Bob Kane treated his collaborator, marginalizing his place in comic book history, is at this point pretty well-known and well-documented. In fact, I was really curious as to what they could possibly use to fill the remaining hour. But at that point, the film takes a turn. It's no longer about what happened to Bill Finger, but about a quest to find justice for the man. It becomes a mystery, a family drama, and a very emotional journey. Fans of Batman really must watch this film.

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