The Batman was a plethora of action scenes and plot twists woven into a cinematic masterpiece


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One of the movie posters for The Batman, which was released on March 4, 2022.

I can proudly admit to the fact that I have been a raging Twilight fan since eighth grade.

It took me a while to fall under the spell that entranced so many girls before me, but I have read the book series twice, watched the movies more times than I can count, and developed an unhealthy obsession with Robert Pattinson, the actor who portrayed Edward Cullen.

So it was no surprise that I was over the moon with excitement when I found out that Pattinson was playing the lead role of Bruce Wayne in the newest rendition of The Batman

As I was on my way to watch the movie with one of my fellow Pattinson fans, we were excited to see how he would portray Bruce Wayne on the big screen. Since neither of us has seen him in any other movies besides The Twilight Saga or Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, we were looking forward to seeing him depict a completely different persona.

Everything about this movie was a cinematic masterpiece. What I especially loved was the soundtrack, which perfectly correlated with every part of the film. The classical song “Ave Maria” would always play as the antagonist, Riddler (Paul Dano), would claim his next victim. The song radiated an eerie feeling throughout the theater that would never fail to make my friend and I terrified to watch what happened next. Along with that, whenever Batman would emerge from the shadows, a consistent, slow beat of a bass drum would play, enhancing the dramatics of the movie in an amazing way. The last, pivotal song that was used in the movie was “Something in the Way” by Nirvana. The melodramatic and ominous tone of the song perfectly matched with the overall mood of the movie.

Along with the soundtrack of The Batman, I was very intrigued by the plot. With this movie being three hours long, I was worried that I was going to get bored easily. However, I experienced exactly the opposite. Watching plot twist after plot twist, I was completely and utterly captivated by the action-filled story; I would even accidentally go long periods of time without blinking, leaving my eyes painfully dry. I also loved the fact that the movie was not predictable. For the entire duration of the movie, I didn’t have a clue as to how everything was going to end, but I believe that the way it concluded was amazing.

Everything about this movie was a cinematic masterpiece.”

Though the unexpected plot twists and crazy car chases encapsulated a majority of The Batman, what is a classic action movie without a love interest? In this movie, Batman sparks a back-and-forth relationship with Selina Kyle (Zoë Kravitz). Though I am glad that their relationship was not the main focus of the movie, I do wish she was featured more in the film, especially since she was such a strong, female character.

What I also loved about the movie was the development of Pattinson’s character. In the beginning, he was much more closed off and unwilling to work with others aside from detective James Gordon (Jeffrey Wright), and his main goal was ultimately to obtain “vengeance” from the city’s wrong-doers. However, by the end of the movie, he developed into a true hero who widened his horizons to work with others. He also realized the fact that the sole purpose of being a vigilante is not just about defeating the bad guys, it is also about bringing aid to the people of Gotham.

All previous biases aside, Pattinson and the rest of the cast of The Batman did a fabulous job of portraying the classic characters. The movie was extremely interesting and pulled me in from the very beginning. The ending seemed to be hinting towards a sequel, and I truly hope my predictions are true. 

After strictly watching Pattinson in The Twilight Saga for so long, I enjoyed watching him play a role other than a vampire. I absolutely loved the movie and am truly hoping that a sequel is in the works.