The Batman soared to a $128.5 million weekend in North America — the second biggest opening in the COVID era (behind Spider-Man: No Way Home) and a dynamite beginning for any era. And it did all this in spite of its nearly three-hour run time.
Being something of a Bat-fan, I’ve been written quite a bit about the guy over the last few days. So for those who run across this post and might be interested, here’s a rundown of it all.
Naturally, that movie review is more about The Batman’s cinematic nuts-and-bolts: Is it good? (It is.) Is it problematic? (It is.) But for those who want to take a bit of a deeper dive into the movie’s biggest themes — themes that I think have a spiritual takeaway — check out my post on Patheos’ Watching God. I also wrote a piece for The Christian Post on the character of Batman himself: Why, after all these years and with all of his problems, he’s truly a hero we both deserve and need.
Oh, and yeah, my book — God on the Streets of Gotham — is still available on Amazon and some other outlets. So if you want to really spelunk the Bat Cave for spiritual themes, it might be worth checking out.