The latest edition in the Batman saga falls short in multiple ways. The action isn’t impressive, the fight scenes linger on, the bad guys murder many in cold blood and the special effects are flat. That said, the story is more intricate than in the previous films and does hold one’s attention for the full two and a half hours. However, this is not enough to sell the film.
The language is over the top, using biblical profanity which is unfortunate as this and a single scene where Bruce Wayne sleeps with a woman for no apparent reason are unnecessary. These are the only reasons we cannot award our Seal to this film. Thus, we must conclude that this is not a film for the family. Perhaps the filmmakers will keep this in mind for the next reboot of the franchise.