The direction and cinematography were superb. We have a genuinely good director here. One who has actually read the material and understood the uneasy skin that Bruce Wayne lives in Acting by Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, The Riddler, Penguin, Falcone -perfect!
The plot is stretched a bit. It could do with some clipping here and there. We might actually get a Directors Cut that is shorter than the original release. I liked the detective work that Batman had to do to arrive at the end. It’s what Batman does. I liked the movie.
It’s a great setup for a new reboot. Character development for Bruce and Selina is decent. The villains are fleshed out well and I like the new Penguin. Very well done. The preview of the Joker at the end bodes well for the series. Not on Nolan’s level yet but will get there.