Opinion & Commentary

Mairin’s Marquee – The Batman

By Mairin Hoffman ’25

On March 4th, 2022, the Batman universe changed dramatically. The Batman, played by heartthrob Robert Pattinson, was released worldwide. In 2019, when his casting was announced, people were horrified that an emo, sparkling vampire from the indie movie franchise Twilight would be playing a worldwide historical sensation. Everyone’s opinions changed once they saw the film, proving you never judge a book by its cover. 

This article does not contain any spoilers, as I want you guys to see the movie yourselves. When I went to see this movie a few days after release, I was pumped. People who know me know I love Robert Pattinson, and some people would even call it an obsession. I was excited to see how he would portray the bat we all know and love, Batman. When I walked into the theater, I noticed how crowded it was. I had never seen a theater so crowded and was stunned. As soon as the movie started, I was enchanted by the cinematography and the score. They use Nirvana’s song “Something in the Way.The song matched the movie’s dark tone and complimented the scenes, and created an eerie atmosphere in the theater. Catwoman is played by the fabulous actress Zoë Kravitz, daughter of Lenny Kravitz (who played Cinna in The Hunger Games). Pattinson and Kravitz had fantastic chemistry on screen, and she did a great job working with him. One portrayal I was so scared and impressed with was Paul Dano’s portrayal of the Riddler. I was honestly petrified watching his scenes of him screaming and acting like a maniac. 

The film received worldwide acclaim from critics and viewers, complimenting Pattinson’s performance. You can see Something in the Way trending all over Tik Tok, promoting the movie more. Of course, if you are a long-time Batman fan, this movie may not be for you. But this was the first Batman movie I have ever seen, and I was so impressed, and now I am highly hooked. I cannot wait to see Robert Pattinson’s portrayal in this franchise as our favorite vengeance in the next few years. 

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