I know what you’re thinking — another article about the Batman!?! So, let me tell you something: this one is different. Not just because it’s about a famous movie star who plays a fictional character. This article is about the REAL Batman, the one and only Batman. The Dark Knight. The Caped Crusader. The Boy Wonder. The Exiled Prince. The Godfather of Gotham. You know, the one they SAY is inspiration for the character they call “Ironman.”
So how good is Robert Pattinson’s portrayal of Batman? Let’s find out.
The Final Analysis
Okay, so you’ve decided you want to read about the REAL Batman. Awesome! I’m glad you decided to pick up this article, because it’s time for you to learn a bit more about your favorite superhero. So sit back, relax, and get ready to learn something.
I’m a huge fan of Batman. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been in love with the Dark Knight. I know many of you probably feel the same way. After all, who doesn’t love a superhero that dresses up in costume and fights bad guys to protect the innocent?
Batman is one of the most fascinating characters in comics. To this day, his popularity continues to grow. Several years back, Batman was ranked as the number one most powerful superhero of all time by Wizard magazine. And, at least since the 1990s, he’s been the most popular character among moviegoers. With a whopping 9.4 million views on YouTube, Batman beats out Spiderman and Superman (combined) to become the most-viewed superhero of all time.
So what makes Batman so special? First of all, the character was designed by Bob Kane, one of the original creators of Batman. Second, he was one of the first superheroes to don a mask when he debuted in 1943. Third, he continues to be one of the most interesting characters in comics, largely due to the way his personality has developed over the years.
Kane originally designed the character to be a modern take on the traditional Superman character. As the years have gone by and comics have evolved, Batman has become his own unique character. Still, he retains his status as a serious, determined protector of Gotham City. Let’s take a look.
Robert Pattinson’s Performance
If you’ve seen the Batman films, you know that they’re not your usual superhero movie. The Dark Knight is a bit darker and more serious than your average superhero flick. Director Christopher Nolan took inspiration from the comic books to tell his story, and the result is an amazing piece of cinema.
To be completely honest, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Batman when he first came out. I didn’t understand why people were so obsessed with him — he didn’t even have an actor’s face! Then somewhere around the middle of the 1990s, I started to grow a liking for Batman. I remember distinctly visiting a comic book store and seeing all of the different comics about the villainous Bane. I was hooked!
Now, fast-forward to 2015, and my opinion of the superhero has completely changed. I love everything about what Robert Pattinson has done with Batman — both as an actor and a human being. It’s almost as if he’s a different person. Here’s a short list of why I think Robert Pattinson is such an incredible Batman.
- He’s amazingly fit
- He delivers one of the most memorable lines in movie history
- He’s highly intelligent
- He’s a great actor who never fails to bring the emotion of a scene
- He’s one of the best at portraying the character’s growth
He Fits The Character Perfectly
I already mentioned that Batman is a bit darker than your average superhero film. The Dark Knight is filled with all sorts of mood swings and crazy scenarios. One moment he’s fighting for justice and the next he’s breaking down a door to save a hostage. So it goes.
While the average superhero might be restricted to fighting crime in a set of unrealistic circumstances, Batman can go anywhere and do anything. That’s why the character has endured for so long — his adaptability and capacity for change.
It’s important to note that Warner Brothers Studios didn’t always intend for Batman to be an agile superhero. At first, they wanted to make the character more of a tragic villain. After all, when you think of super heroes, you usually think of someone in tights saving the day. Not of someone breaking into a nursing home to free a doddering old man so he can murder several people.
However, as you might expect, the more they made the character, the more they realized how much potential there was in the design. So much so that in 2004, they gave up the rights to make a film starring Batman. It was at that point that they decided to go with the darker route. Not only does it fit perfectly with the overall theme of the Dark Knight trilogy, but it gives the character more depth.
One Of The Most Memorable Lines Of All Time
Speaking of depth, let’s talk about one of the most memorable lines in Batman history:
“You don’t fight crime with crime. You fight crime with justice.”
For years, this was the standard advice given to Batman by his ward, Dick Grayson. It’s not entirely clear how much Grayson knew about fighting crime — maybe he just saw a lot of bad things and wanted to protect Bruce from them. In any case, it’s pretty clear that Batman never forgot the sentiment. This is one of the most iconic lines in movie history. It has an air of mystique that still resonates more than 70 years later.
If you’ve seen any of the Batman films, you’ll know that they’re filled with many quotable lines. It’s not unusual to have an entire trailer dedicated to giving you some of the greatest quotes from the movies. At this point, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that there are probably more than a few of Robin Hood’s iconic one-liners that have been parodied and reused in other films and television shows.
One of the things that makes Batman so interesting is that, as a character, he rises above his peers. Not only does he possess great physical strength but he’s also extremely intelligent. Let’s take a quick trip down memory lane:
In 1966, Robert Pattinson was born and raised in London. At the age of 18, he moved to Los Angeles, where he began his acting career with small roles in films and TV shows. Then, in 1992, he got his big break with an arc in the Batman series called ‘The Long Halloween.’ Since then, he’s gone on to star in multiple Batman films and various other projects. Plus, he’s been the subject of numerous bestselling novels and comics. So it’s quite clear that he’s a bit of a bookworm.
In all seriousness, one of the things that make Batman so interesting is that he’s constantly struggling with the fact that he’s not human. When Bruce Wayne becomes Batman, he doesn’t just fight crime — he struggles with figuring out what it means to be human. A lot of that, I think, comes from the fact that he’s a genius who doesn’t fit into normal society. It’s this dichotomy that makes him such an interesting character to begin with, and it allows him to rise above his peers.
As I mentioned above, Batman is a very interesting character. One of the things that makes him so interesting is that he’s constantly growing. In addition to constantly adapting to new situations and environments, he’s also constantly evolving as a person. In many ways, it’s almost like the Batman is a separate person from the Bruce Wayne character — two sides of the same coin, if you will.
When we first meet Batman as a grown man, he’s a different person than the teenager that wore spandex and a cape. Perhaps, there’s even a part of him that wishes he could go back and undo some of the things he’s done. Yet, despite all of that, he continues to be determined to do what’s right. His journey, as a character, is what makes him so special. It’s a bit like Bruce Wayne, as well. Despite all of his money and influence, he knows that he’s still not fulfilled. He still feels like there’s more to life than just money and influence. So he continually strives for meaning in his life. That’s why he always finds himself fighting for justice, even when there’s no one left to fight.