The Batman Solidifies Robert Pattinson’s Role in Modern Hollywood

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Camryn Chehreh, Entertainment Editor

SPOILERS AHEAD! Continue at your own risk! 


   The theatre roars as Bruce Wayne makes his way through the streets of Gotham, a grunge 90’s tune playing grimly in the background. Robert Pattinson has officially taken on the role of the iconic Batman, potentially gathering as much (if not more) hype than his shimmering vampire in Twilight. From the smudged eye makeup to the overall dark aesthetic, The Batman paints a new Gotham like never before. 


   The first we see of Pattinson is his emergence from the dark of a dimly lit corridor into the light, towering over a group of criminals. This immediately launches the audience into the action, a swift but mighty display of Batman’s skill and wit. Throughout the film, we travel around Gotham with both Bruce Wayne and the Batman, visiting dark cathedrals, intricate mansions and overly crowded clubs. Viewers eventually meet Selina Kyle (played by Zoe Kravitz), also known as Catwoman, as she teams up with Batman to help find her missing friend. It’s discovered that Kyle’s friend was linked to a powerful politician who was murdered at the beginning of the film, launching us into the action and crime surrounding the most notorious crime ring in Gotham and the people behind it. 


  Alongside a quickly paced storyline filled with twists and turns, the dark aesthetic of this film is unlike any we have seen before. The Batman leaves the glitz and glamour of Bruce Wayne behind to explore the troubled and haunted orphan who strives to uncover the truth about his parents’ death. Overall, The Batman not only displays the talents of Pattinson and Kravitz alike, but explores a new side to the infamous comic book hero.