"Bat Boy", which translates to: Bat boy is what Catwoman Zoë Kravitz calls the guy with the black cape and the mask and initially has no time for the somewhat melancholic and taciturn bat guy because she has a bit of a kick -Ass is on the program. Some may wince, caught out, because one or the other had not believed the rather lanky Robert Pattinson to be the "man" in "The Batman". But the doubts are unjustified. And not only is Pattinson doing great as Man in Black, but the whole film is the first major cinema highlight of the year.
Christian Bale's Batman footsteps were huge
Yes, Robert Pattinson certainly didn't have it easy slipping into Christian Bale's giant Batman footsteps. Especially since he has stuck with many as a glittering leek from the “Twilight” films. The handsome Briton, who first attracted the attention of a larger female audience as Cedric Diggory in the fourth part of "Harry Potter", has appeared in numerous major films in recent years, most recently in "Tenet" and "The Lighthouse". earned a lot of respect.
You got me, Batman! Robert Pattinson looks like young Robert Smith
Now of all things the muscle pack "Batman". Well, others have failed before him. You could cite George Clooney or Ben Affleck. They both looked good, too, but… Oh, let's leave that! Robert Pattinson definitely manages to give his Bruce Wayne, the real name of "The Batman", his own touch. When he finally steps out of the dark for the first time, his caped man seems rather shy, even in the first fight with a gang at the subway station. And when he roars through rainy Gotham on his bike to the sounds of Nirvana's "Something in the Way" and takes off his mask at home, his make-up is smeared than that of the legendary Heath Ledger back then as "Joker". With his messy hair and smoky eyes, he looks like the young Robert Smith from "The Cure". You got me, Batman!
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Introverted Batman vs. wheezing villain "The Riddler"
Yes, Robert Pattinson's emo Batman is melancholic, introverted, has dark thoughts at times and has yet to find his place in Gotham City, even in the Wayne family. But he hardly has time for that, because he has to deal with a really nasty opponent: The completely masked killer, who first kills the incumbent mayor in cold blood, takes no prisoners. You can usually hear him gasping before he unpacks his guns and his murderous duck tape. It's been a long time since Darth Vader from "Star Wars" and Frank Booth in "Blue Velvet" breathed that nasty.
Kitsch postcard to Batman: villain "The Riddler"
We know that we are dealing with a lunatic here at the latest after the first kitsch postcard, which the masked man addresses to Batman with a riddle. This earns the serial killer the name "The Riddler". Batman, along with his trusty butler Alfred, does a surprisingly good job of guessing. But things are not that simple after all. And Batman is so busy too. Finally there is Selina, the woman with the long fingernails and the many cats. In extremely sharp paint and leather outfits, she waits tables in exactly the in-club where numerous corrupt politicians get high with the drug "drops". But she also pursues her own interests and can be quite scratchy. Didn't she have her eye on the closed Batman after all?
Robert Pattinson takes off his shirt and shows off his toned body
Yes, the chemistry is right between the extremely self-confident and autonomous Catwoman and the somewhat timid Batman. The nice thing is that the relationship keeps turning. At the end Robert Pattinson, who was rather buttoned up at first, takes off his shirt and shows that he has trained. But not in the way you might think now. And there's a lot to discover about the other characters as well. For example Colin Farrell, almost beyond recognition, as "The Penguin".
Detective neo noir in Blade Runner style: I'd love to see more of this Batman
That's entertaining for almost three hours, even if not everything is perfect, especially in the finale. What "The Batman" definitely has: a very unique touch. Matt Reeves deliberately takes his time, doesn't shred the action and scores with a great sound. Cinematographer Greig Fraser paints Gotham City in Blade Runner memory colors with his sometimes deliberately blurred images.
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"The Batman" is not a happy superhero spectacle, but a neo-noir movie in which the corrupt moloch Gotham is constantly spilled like water and tells its story like a detective film. It's a matter of honor that a second part is announced at the end. Yes, I'd love to see more of this Batman!
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