Our expectations for The Batman have been middling at best for many reasons. Most notably that DC hasn’t been able to decide what universe they want everything to exist in, so it seems like nothing connects to anything. But we were interested because we love Robert Pattinson, and we’ve liked what we’ve seen from Matt Reeves.

So fortunately, The Batman is actually really great. It delivered on the promise of yet another gritty and “real” Batman, but it succeeded in many ways we weren’t expecting. Not to mention that HBO is producing some related shows, and apparently WB has planned a trilogy with Pattinson. So they have at the very least committed to this universe. But on top of that it is actually just a great movie. It’s basically an action-packed version of Seven and Zodiac. Batman actually has to be a detective and we really enjoyed that. It’s not perfect but it’s a lot of fun.

So what did you think of The Batman? Has it replaced the Dark Knight as the best Batman movie, or is it just too many damn Batmans? Let us know over on Twitter or in the Youtube comments! For now though, put in your fancy contacts, make sure both thumbs are attached, and settle in for today’s detectivey episode of So…I’m Watching This Show!