When the first Batman movie came out in 1989, it was an immediate critical and box office hit. The Dark Knight had a lot of hype before its premiere, and it didn’t disappoint. Since then, both Batman and the cinematic universe he inhabits have been popular topics on social media outlets like Twitter. It seems only natural that fans would want to know the latest news and information about the Caped Crusader and his world. Where does Batman stand in the grand scheme of things? How does he fare against the likes of Marvel and DC? What does he think about the future of film?
How Does the Big Apple Stack Up Against the City of Lights?
In most cases, when a movie company wants to know how audiences are reacting to their latest project, they’ll check out reviews on sites like Rotten Tomatoes. What is Rotten Tomatoes? It’s a review aggregation website that allows users to compare scores and find the best reviews for their favorite films. It was launched in 2006 by a group of movie enthusiasts who wanted to create a site where they could easily find the best reviews of all time. Today, the site is owned by the company Omnicom, which also owns a lot of other popular websites like Evian and Scottrade.
Based on the reviews collected over the years, it’s quite evident that New York City is Batman’s number one fan. The Big Apple has always been a huge supporter of the Dark Knight, and it showed in the city’s response to The Dark Knight Rises, the final installment in Batman’s big-budget trilogy. Even the reviews for that film were largely positive, and it became the second-highest grossing film of all time, only behind Titanic. When it comes to the Dark Knight, the city knows how to treat its fans well.
In contrast, the reviews for the upcoming Joker movie are pretty grim, if you ask me. The film looks fantastic and boasts one of the most famous villains in movie history. However, since its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, the film has received a mixed reception from critics and audiences.
The Rise of the Vile Twitterati
Before we get started, it’s important to note that not all movie reviews are created equal. Some journalists will try to ruin a film’s rating by slating it positively, while others will strive to do the exact opposite. The key to analyzing reviews thoroughly is to look at the number attached to each rating. The higher the number, the more “likes” the review has on social media platforms like Twitter. Conversely, the lower the number, the more “dislikes” or negative comments the review contains.
With that being said, let’s dive into our analysis of the latest Batman news.
Before we begin, it’s important to note that not all reviews are created equal. Some will try to ruin a film’s rating by slating it positively, while others will strive to do the exact opposite. The key to analyzing reviews thoroughly is to look at the number attached to each rating. The higher the number, the more “likes” the review has on social media platforms like Twitter. Conversely, the lower the number, the more “dislikes” or negative comments the review contains.
Now that we have that out of the way, it’s time to dive into our analysis of the most recent Batman news regarding the movie star’s opinion of himself as a movie villain.
Judging by the number of “likes” and retweets, it seems clear that Robert Pattinson is the go-to guy when it comes to asking questions about Batman. The former Twilight star has more than 4.9 million followers on Twitter, and he frequently uses the platform to promote both himself and the latest film he’s involved in. Most recently, he tweeted about his upcoming turn as the villain in the upcoming Batman movie.
While the numbers don’t lie, it’s important to look at the source material when analyzing whether or not Pattinson’s portrayal of the Clown Prince of Crime will live up to expectations. Even the most ardent Batman fans may be a little dubious about the quality of the material when compared to some of the best works in cinematic history. The truth is, there aren’t many positive reviews for the upcoming Joker movie. The reviews that do exist focus more on the technical aspects of the film and on Matt Murdock’s (Donner) performance as the iconic vigilante. With all this negativity surrounding it, it’s hard to see how Joker can live up to the hype. Perhaps the most encouraging sign for fans of the Dark Knight is that Villains Like Him Are Better Than You’d Hoped.
With all the critical acclaim that Joker has been getting, you’d think that Robert Pattinson would be the happiest man in the world. Not so, apparently. In a recent interview with Esquire, the actor expressed a great deal of discontent regarding his experience playing the Joker. He described the experience of shooting the movie as “a very strange and dark journey,” and he went on to say that he is “not proud” of the finished product. He also said that he doesn’t think Gotham deserves a second Batman because “it’s not a place for heroes anymore.” Although the actor didn’t cite any specific reasons for his frustrations, it’s fair to speculate that the whole experience was less than ideal.
After all, there are worse things than being the villain in a superhero movie. For example, you could be Batman’s arch-nemesis, the Joker. If that doesn’t sound good to you, then I don’t know what else does. In any event, the Batman news keeps getting weirder, so let’s examine more recent developments.
Most Anticipated Movie #Game Releases This Coming Winter
With the new year already started, it’s time to start making our predictions for the biggest movie and video game releases in the coming months. It’s pretty evident that Netflix is going to be releasing a lot of hotly-awaited films, starting with the Jungle Book reboot on February 9th. It is also pretty evident that gamers have their eyes on the new Mortal Kombat and Dead Rising games. Let’s take a quick look at what else is coming and check out some awesome game deals as well.
Most Anticipated TV Show
There isn’t any standout news regarding the most anticipated TV show. However, it is evident that Netflix is looking to keep up with the growing trend of reboots and is planning on releasing four animated series based on the adventures of everyone’s favorite furry friend, Garfield. The streaming service has officially ordered a brand-new season of Garfield and Friends and plans to release it in late 2021. This makes four seasons in all, and it is expected that there will be more than 30 episodes in all. The best part? All four seasons will be released at once, rather than one at a time, like most TV shows are released these days.
Most Anticipated Albums
Speaking of reboots, it seems that the music industry is also going through a bit of a reboot as well. While most acts would be happy to just make the necessary changes to keep up with the times, a select few are doing their best to go back in time and inspire listeners with classic tracks.
In that spirit, here are the top most anticipated albums for 2021. It is going to be a pretty cool year for music fans!
- Al Capone’s Greatest Hits
- Black Is King
- Dazzling Delights