The first thing you need to do is block all the previous movies and actors from your memory. What this movie does best is stand on its own without the need to wink back at any other version. This is a dark, gritty crime drama where the lead detective fights his own demons as much as he fights psychopathic criminals. This Bruce Wayne is not a billionaire playboy. He’s an emotionally scarred billionaire who hasn’t had a moment of joy or relief in two lonely decades of self imposed exile. THE BATMAN is dark – very, very dark. And I like it that way.