Theaters flooded with various superhero fans and critiques as The Batman premiered, with the Twilight star Robert Pattinson as Batman, and Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. After many comic editions, and movies made surrounding Batman, this movie took a whole new approach. The film has us follow Batman in Gotham City, trying to find The Riddler with his detailed clues and letters written to Batman before he causes the city harm. Directed by Matt Reeves, The Batman has a mysterious feel to the film, leaving fans and viewers with a cliffhanger and wondering about a sequel.
The movie starts with us following Bruce Wayne, a recluse citizen part of the wealthy and known Wayne Family. Not only does it follow Bruce, but it also follows Selina Kyle, facing loss and ready to get revenge with The Batman’s help. Right off the bat, it gives a feel of mystery and danger, which fans seemed to notice and take a liking to. An anonymous student here at RHS states that it “ reminded [them] of Twilight, the cinematography how its all gloomy and brooding” which was heavily portrayed in the movie. It holds some length, giving it more of a brooding feeling on what’s going to happen next. Plot twists fill the movie, leaving Batman and Catwoman with only each other to work with. This left long-time DC fans shocked with the entire movie. It’s clear that Pattinson’s past of playing gloomy, mysterious characters has brought him to this moment, as he plays Bruce Wayne with a darker filter. The three-hour-long movie has an 85% audience score and reviews saying “The storyline, acting, cinematography, action sequences, underlying narrative – all exceptional!”(Audience Review).
Fans were not the only ones who adored Pattinson’s version of Wayne, the Rotten Tomatoes score is 85%, which is similar to the infamous Spiderman: No Way Home, which fans and critics went crazy for. It’s safe to say that Robert Pattinson absolutely amazed the audience with his phenomenal acting in The Batman, along with his co-star Zoe Kravitz, who both face loss, love, and grief in this new critically acclaimed film.
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