DC fans were impressed with Matt Reeves’ work on Batman, to the point where they were hoping the movie wouldn’t be snubbed by the Oscars like the Planet of the Apes movies were.
Well, the senior awards editor at Variety, Clayton Davisbet that at least in the categories of Oscar for Best Original Score and Best Makeup, Batman must be indicated.
Speaking specifically about the soundtrack, the expert ranked Michael Giacchino’s work as one of the best of the year.
According to Davis, Batman must compete in the category with The Fabelmans, women talking, Empire of Light and The King Woman.
Batman raised US$770 million around the world, and data from the Samba TV also confirm it is HBO Max’s second largest launch in North America, attracting 4.1 million viewers between April 18 and 24.
For comparison, The Suicide Squad drew 3.5 million viewers, while Wonder Woman 1984 pulled in 3.2 million. Both received hybrid releases.
The film brings Batman’s pursuit of the Riddler, responsible for sadistic machinations and a trail of enigmatic clues in Gotham, riddled with corruption and violence. In this, the hero will need to forge new alliances and bring justice back to the city.
Two years of chasing the streets as Batman, striking fear into the hearts of criminals, took Bruce Wayne into the shadows of Gotham City. With only a few trusted allies – Alfred Pennyworth and Lieutenant James Gordon – among the city’s corrupt network of officials and important figures, the lone vigilante has established himself as the sole embodiment of revenge among his dear citizens.