When Warner Bros. announced to choose to send the gold character Batman (Batman) to actor Robert Pattinson in the film of the same name directed by Matt Reeve. As with Ben Affleck before it, many people had mixed reviews about this announcement.
Most assumed that Pattinson simply didn’t have the right look to play the Dark Knight. However, others underestimated his acting skills and defaulted to his image as Twilight’s blank-faced vampire character. This article will give a few examples that show Pattinson as a capable actor over the past decade and have proven it many times through dozens of films of various genres. The movies on this list may not be as popular as Twilight. But they’re definitely much higher quality and require more acting than the teen genre.
Here are 10 movies starring Robert Pattinson that prove he can totally breathe life into a new Batman.
1. Good Time (2017)
As one of the big surprises of 2017, Good Time converges all the elements to become a classic movie. Robert Pattinson had an excellent performance when he played Connie Nikas – a character compared to Travis Bickle of veteran actor Robert De Niro in the movie Taxi Driver.
Good Time revolves around a bank robbery in New York City by two brothers Connie (Pattinson) and Nick (Benny Safdie) – the younger brother with an intellectual disability. The plan quickly fell through and Nick was arrested by the police. Pattinson’s character must embark on a journey to rescue his brother, but the task becomes more difficult than he imagined when countless obstacles appear one after another, causing the rescue under the night sky to quickly climb. escalates into a series of suspenseful actions that keep the audience engaged for 99 minutes.
Under the direction of the two director brothers Safdie and on the impressive music of Onetrix Point Never – the soundtrack that won the Cannes Film Festival that year, this is the film that changed Robert Pattinson’s acting career. The time spent watching Good Time has turned out to be as wonderful as the movie’s name itself.
2. High Life (2018)
High Life is an ambitious sci-fi film directed by Claire Denis with Pattinson as Monte – a criminal who is sent on a deadly dangerous space mission. When he was young, Monte was arrested for killing a friend of his over a dog argument. Currently, along with a group of other prisoners, he is sent on a mission to find a cosmic black hole to harness a form of energy in it.
The expedition also includes Dr. Dibs (Juliette Binoche) (an elderly prisoner arrested for doing terrible things) who is hatching a plan of his own. Dibs became obsessed with artificial insemination and demanded that the male prisoners on the ship donate his sperm for her crazy experiment. The group’s spaceship also has a strange room where the prisoners will masturbate with erotic images of Dr. Dibs himself.
Claire Denis has gathered a lot of crazy and bizarre ideas for her movie. Surprisingly, they combine so well together and produce a movie completely different from other films of the same genre. While highly creative, High Life is a surreal film with somewhat confusing storytelling and a slow, unattractive pacing. One thing’s for sure, though, is that Pattinson has a hugely successful portrayal of the complex Monte, while also proving himself to be one of the best actors of his generation.
3. The Lost City of Z (2016)
Based on the non-fiction work of the same name, The Lost City of Z recounts the true mysterious disappearance of Colonel Percy Fawcett (Charlie Hunnam) – an English explorer and his son at the turn of the century. 20 when the two are searching for a mysterious city deep in the Amazon jungle.
Robert Pattinson plays Corporal Henry Costin, who accompanied Fawcett on the expedition. Despite having a short screen time, Pattinson still shines every time he enters the camera. Pattinson transformed the character of Costin – whose serious face hides behind a bushy beard and is so genuine that (especially compared to Edward Cullen), many viewers almost only recognize him when looking closely.
4. The Childhood of a Leader (2016)
The Childhood of A Leader is director Brady Corbert’s directorial debut and one of the most underrated films of recent years. Corbert, who is also known for Vox Lux as a director and Melancholia as an actor, has created a near-to-be-made blockbuster inspired by the film. a dramatic historical story, somewhat from the Kybrick film Barry Lyndon, and partly based on a short story by Jean-Paul Sartre.
The Childhood of A Leader follows the growth of Prescott – who will become a leader
post-World War I Nazis. In the film, a young Prescott, wonderfully portrayed by actor Tom Sweet, has just moved from America to France, where his father (played by Liam Cunningham) is negotiating. Treaty of Versailles. Having to balance a bad relationship with his parents, adjusting to a new life, plus a hyperactive nature, Prescott has many times of anger, the latter is worse than the former. The film is divided into three separate chapters, with each chapter refocusing on one of the child’s diabolical episodes, gradually regrouping into a stately frame that has resonated over the years.
Robert Pattinson had a double incarnation in this work. One is Charles Maker, a friend of Prescott’s father but with a shady relationship with his mother. Two is a grown Prescott. Despite having to play two characters, Pattinson used her best to fulfill both roles every time she was on screen.