The Batman

Micah Trimmer reviews The Batman, Turning Red and Parallels. By Micah Trimmer

A Batman version that allows him to be a detective. 

Rating: TV-13

This is a painful review for me to write. Batman has been one of my favorite superheroes since my memory started and I was more than stoked for this film: a “Batman” version that allows him to actually be a detective? Yes, please! And while it was “Batman,” and detective work did happen, there were too many things that took away from the experience. First, the three-hour film moves along at a snail’s pace. Second, and possibly more detrimental, is the sexual content and obscene amount of course language permeated throughout. I may be in the minority, but I believe that they don’t add anything of merit to films. I enjoyed Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of Bruce Wayne/Batman; A Dark Knight that has room to develop from a vigilante to hero is a fresh take that has a ton of promise. Vengeance and Justice are to the film and characters within; we may want to take these into our own hands, but in the end, it’s not our job. “Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the LORD” (Romans 12:19).


Turning Red

Rating: PG

Platform: Disney+

Set in the early 2000s, Pixar’s “Turning Red” examines learning how to grow up while dealing with an animalistic inconvenient generational gift. It’s not my favorite film of 2022 and despite awkward puberty analogies and heavy-handed messages of “being your own person,” the film is overall enjoyable.


Rating: TV-14

Platform: Disney+

What if, in an instant, your reality split in two and you didn’t even know it? Originally a French series, “Parallels” has weird dubbing at times, but nothing too distracting. If you are in the mood for teen angst, science fiction and a mystery, then give this show a try. 


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