I was pretty excited to watch this movie since it got a lot of hype and some excellent reviews. I was also really intrigued by its plot, which plays so true to the life of Michael Keaton and his career; having played “Batman” in 1989 and it’s sequel “Batman Returns” in 1992. However, I have to say for me this movie was kind of a disappointment… I know a lot of you will disagree with me and I totally understand. Maybe I just didn’t “get-it” but I found myself rather confused by the choice of cinematography. From the ‘one-shot’ scenes to the camera following the characters room-to-room and worst of all that internal voice that Michael Keaton was struggling with the entire time, really annoyed me. There were points throughout the movie where I was literally wondering what the heck was going on!
I do have to give this movie credit for having had a different style of cinematography but I think my eyes, as a “non-critical film viewer”, were not trained properly for this.
Still, I think it will do well at the Oscars because the academy loves its cinematography and the story is pretty on point with Michael Keaton’s life. There is a lot of exposure to the “behind the scenes” of an actors not so glamorous life which is another thing the academy Loves. All in all, this movie has a high Oscar probability, personally though I would give it 4/10.