5 Movies You Should Watch If You Think Robert Pattinson Shouldn’t Play Batman

With Robert Pattinson potentially being cast as Batman, here are five movies you should watch if you don’t think the actor could play the role.

Robert Pattinson is rumoured to be playing Batman in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Batman movie.

In my eyes, this is great casting, however, there are certain so-called *fans* he’s not the right man for the job.

Some people have even signed a petition on pleading with Warner Bros. not to hire the former Twilight star.

However, if you took the time to look through the man they call R-Pats’ back catalogue of movies, you’ll quickly realise that he’s a fine actor, and arguably one of the best actors working in Hollywood today.

I’ve already written an article on why he’s perfect for the role, yet there are still people out there who think otherwise.

Before they make their decision on the casting, however, they should check out these five movies listed below, and hopefully, they’ll come to the realisation that he’s the only man in Hollywood for the role.

On the other hand, if they watch these movies and then still think he should get the job, then that’s fair enough and they’ll never be swayed otherwise.

So, without further ado, here are the five films you should watch if you think Robert Pattinson isn’t the right person to play Batman in Matt Reeves’ film.

5. Good Time

Pattinson in Good Time

Good Time is a hidden gem of a movie. Directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and written by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein, Pattinson plays Connie Nikas who forcibly removes his developmentally disabled brother Nick from a therapy session, and the two rob a New York City bank for $65,000 shortly afterwards. However, things go horribly wrong and Nick ends up in prison. Connie then tries everything he can do to get him out.

4. Life

Robert Pattinson in Life

Anton Corbijn’s Life came out to mixed reviews, yet reviewers all agreed on one thing: Pattinson’s performance was worth the price of admission. He played Life photographer Dennis Stock and starred alongside Dane DeHaan as James Dean. The film follows Stock who receives an assignment to shoot rising Hollywood star James Dean, before the release of East of Eden, and the pair develop a close relationship.

3. The Rover

Pattinson in The Rover

The Rover was the first film where Hollywood really stood up and started to take notice of this British actor. Before this, he has this monkey on his back called Twilight. However, his excellent performance in David Michôd’s brutal film showed another side to his acting abilities. He had previously wowed people in Cosmopolis, there was a raw energy and complexity to his portrayal of Reynolds and it really blew people away. The fact that he starred alongside the great Guy Pearce and still managed to impress is also worth taking note of.

2. The Lost City of Z

Pattinson in The Lost City Of Z

James Gray’s The Lost City of Z is a bit of a mixed bag of a film, not unlike a bag of Revels. However, Pattinson is easily chocolate covered toffee in the pack (and Charlie Hunnam is the coffee flavoured one no one really likes, but they keep it in there for some reason). He steals the show as Corporal Henry Costin, who accompanies Hunnam’s Percy Fawcett on his mission to find what he calls the Lost City of Z. It’s a real acting masterclass and one which everybody who doesn’t think Pattinson has it in him to be a terrific Batman should watch.

1. Cosmopolis

Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis

Cosmopolis was the first of two David Cronenberg movies Robert Pattinson starred in. However, Cosmopolis is the film which is all about Pattinson’s performance. In the film, which mostly takes place in a limousine, Pattinson plays young billionaire Eric Packer and we follow him as he rides slowly across Manhattan amid traffic jams, in his state-of-the-art luxury stretch limousine office, to his preferred barber. During this journey, he receives a slew of guests and strange things occur. It’s a very Cronenbergian film and Pattinson’s performance is genuinely incredible and there are echoes here of a young Bruce Wayne.

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