Why you need to see The Batman at ODEON IMAX

Robert Pattinson as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Back in January, The Batman’s perfectionist director Matt Reeves insisted on a trip to IMAX to sign off his movie.

With its jaw-dropping sound and vision, here’s why ODEON IMAX is the format The Batman movie demands – and the ultimate experience for Bat-fans.

The Batman release date: March 4th

Why should I see The Batman at IMAX?

Every so often, a movie demands the ODEON IMAX experience. IMAX is made for the ‘event’ movies that break the internet and send film forums gaga.

It’s the only way to enhance cinema’s biggest showstoppers, thanks to sensory-boosting technology that peels back your eyelids, flaps your cheeks and convinces your ears that you’re in the thick of a dinosaur attack, F-16 dogfight or detonated bank vault.

Robert Pattinson as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Coming to ODEON IMAX on March 4th, The Batman is undoubtedly one of those movies. With Robert Pattinson debuting in the cape, cowl, eyeshadow and utility belt, director Matt Reeves’ take on the DC Comics icon finds the Caped Crusader as an upcoming vigilante on the trail of a sinister serial killer.

A thrilling collision of hardboiled detective story, steam-hissing film noir, pulse-raising actioner and bruised human drama, The Batman pulls you deep into its world. That’s why – for a whole month – the Dark Knight is taking over ODEON IMAX and giving Bat-fans the audio-visual overload this movie deserves.

What’s so special about IMAX cinema?

ODEON IMAX feels more like stepping into The Batman than merely watching it. When you take your seats, the first thing you’ll notice is the IMAX screen. ‘Big’ doesn’t quite cover it. We’re talking a full floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall projection that fills your entire field of vision.

With ODEON IMAX, every last drop of The Batman movie comes flying at you in perfect, pin-sharp resolution. Every conflicted emotion that plays across Bruce Wayne’s haunted face. Every glint of Batarang and blue flame from the Batmobile fuselage. Pretty soon, you’ll feel less like a cinema-goer and more like an intruder in the Batcave.

ROBERT PATTINSON as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

What’s the big difference with IMAX audio?

Nothing sounds like ODEON IMAX. All around you, a network of state-of-the-art speakers are working in harmony to create an audio ecosystem. Brace yourself for the shudder of bass that means you feel explosions in the pit of your stomach. Shiver at the jarring rip of duct tape as Riddler gags his latest victim. From the crunch of a cracked jaw to the almost-imperceptible sigh of a psychologically damaged millionaire, ODEON IMAX means you don’t miss a beat.

ROBERT PATTINSON as Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Which scenes from The Batman will rule at ODEON IMAX?

Check out The Batman trailer below and take your pick. The Batman is released on March 4th, and we already know this movie will serve up the kind of action set pieces that ODEON IMAX will send into orbit.

Examples?

Try the breathtaking car chase at 2:10 in The Batman trailer.

Scarred mobster Oswald ‘Penguin’ Cobblepot roars in triumph as he stamps the gas pedal and leaves the Caped Crusader to burn up in the inferno. Then the Batmobile bursts from the hellfire like an avenging angel. It’s exciting enough on a smartphone.

Now imagine the same scene at ODEON IMAX, with flames licking across the monster-sized screen and the auditory bombardment of shattered windshields and pelting rain.

Something more subtle?

ODEON IMAX does that too. Check out the moment at 1:33 when Batman and Catwoman meet in the glow of a Gotham City sunset and decide if they are to be comrades or adversaries. With ODEON IMAX’s groundbreaking projection technology, you’ll be right there among the skyscrapers, studying every flicker of the characters’ faces as they run through the gamut of emotion.

What will the IMAX treatment do to Gotham City?

Since the Batman saga began, the hellish backdrop of Gotham City has almost become a character in its own right. In The Batman, the power of IMAX means Gotham has never looked like more of a dystopian urban nightmare.

“Gotham is just as important as any of the rogues’ gallery,” director Matt Reeves told DC Fandome. “The nature of what this place is, and the history of it, is critically important to our story. I wanted it to feel like an American city you’d never been to. What we’re trying to do is create a version of Gotham that you haven’t seen before.”

PAUL DANO as Edward Nashton/the Riddler in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

What does director Matt Reeves say about The Batman at IMAX?

Reeves is known to be a perfectionist and The Batman movie is the ultimate labour of love.

“Every day, night and day, he eats, drinks, sleeps Batman, and all the characters in this mythology,” said Colin Farrell, who plays the Penguin, in an interview with MovieMaker.

“He’s no doubt hunched over a monitor as we speak, still finishing putting the final touches together.”

Stories of Reeves’ sky-high standards are legion, and there's plenty more to extract from all corners of The Batman cast.

ZOË KRAVITZ as Selina Kyle/Catwoman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Jeffrey Wright, who plays Gotham cop James Gordon, remembers a debate over a single comma in the script (“I thought, maybe we don’t need that comma there. But Matt was like, ‘Wait a minute. If you take that comma out, then it changes the value of the next one’”).

Zoë Kravitz also vouches for the director’s exacting work ethic. “Matt is the most specific person and director I’ve ever worked with,” the new Catwoman told MovieMaker. “He will pay attention to the way you put down a cup.”

The point is, this is a guy with a vision. So when it came to signing off his movie, only seeing The Batman at IMAX was enough to satisfy the director. “Just finished quality-controlling the movie on a massive screen at IMAX today,” tweeted Reeves in January. “Looked and sounded so incredible. What a beautiful, immersive format.”

From left, JEFFREY WRIGHT as James Gordon and ROBERT PATTINSON as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

What’s The Batman release date and where can I see it at an IMAX near me?

Official poster for THE BATMAN, a Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure “THE BATMAN,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

© 2021 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

The Batman release date is March 4th. And to honour this landmark release, ODEON IMAX is going full Gotham City, with round-the-clock shows of The Batman to satisfy the overwhelming demand to see this next-level superhero movie in the format that does it justice.

The Batman at IMAX is an experience that won’t come around again. So book your tickets, take your seats, turn off your Batphone and hold on tight.

 


 

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