Robert Pattinson IS The Batman

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No, really

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 May 2019 00:58 (three years ago) link

A little surprised this is what he's chosen to break his arthouse streak with. But hardly the worst casting ever.

Simon H., Friday, 17 May 2019 01:06 (three years ago) link

And he's in the forthcoming Christopher Nolan film. COINCEDENCE?!?!?

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 May 2019 01:08 (three years ago) link

I hope we finally find out how Batman became Batman.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 May 2019 01:21 (three years ago) link

He killed Christian Bale and then hid for a while.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 May 2019 01:29 (three years ago) link

Best wishes to him

Trϵϵship, Friday, 17 May 2019 01:32 (three years ago) link

Anyway, what Pattinson should do is play him with an English accent and have Alfred be an American fanboy who puts on a really bad English accent in turn.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 May 2019 01:33 (three years ago) link

If they asked me to be batman i’d do it too

Trϵϵship, Friday, 17 May 2019 01:33 (three years ago) link

Well then get in there.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 17 May 2019 01:42 (three years ago) link

Reeves drove the once-promising Apes reboot into the ground so I'm assuming this is gonna suck tbh

Simon H., Friday, 17 May 2019 02:02 (three years ago) link

finally a movie about batman

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 17 May 2019 02:04 (three years ago) link

sexiest choice since Kilmer

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 May 2019 02:08 (three years ago) link

don't at me with Bale, that roid-rager who made his best film first

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 May 2019 02:09 (three years ago) link

Would totally watch a movie that is just about Alfred. Like Remains of the Day in Batman's mansion.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 17 May 2019 02:13 (three years ago) link

starring Ian McShane

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 May 2019 02:29 (three years ago) link

Would a tv show do, Josh?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-d2lMVeNS8

Blithering Hayseed (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 May 2019 02:37 (three years ago) link

coming soon

Parker Posey IS Aunt Harriet

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 May 2019 02:40 (three years ago) link

R-Battz!

Roz, Friday, 17 May 2019 02:51 (three years ago) link

I was just at a bar where both the bartenders recoiled at this news and poured each other a shot to get over it. Dark days in Gotham.

i believe that (s)he is sincere (forksclovetofu), Friday, 17 May 2019 05:03 (three years ago) link

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius) at 5:09 17 May 19

don't at me with Bale, that roid-rager who made his best film first
I like "Mio in the Land of Faraway" too, but calling it his best is a bit of a stretch.

Tuomas, Friday, 17 May 2019 05:32 (three years ago) link

enh he’s no adam west

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 05:35 (three years ago) link

BREAKING: apparently nicholas hoult is also a leading contender to wear the cowl

i dunno if he's got the jaw for it tbh

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 09:57 (three years ago) link

most of the backlash seems to be from people who've only seem him in Twilight but none of the great stuff he's done since....
still, i think a lot of people are just batman'd out and the character needs a break.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Friday, 17 May 2019 12:32 (three years ago) link

Yeah the twilight kids have had such interesting careers since. As with Phoenix the only sensible objection to this casting is that another worthwhile actor is being poached for this shit (should be a brief enough break tho as it’ll have moved on to the next reboot by next year)

milkshake chuk (wins), Friday, 17 May 2019 12:40 (three years ago) link

this would actually make me somewhat interested in another Batman movie (if it happens)

Number None, Friday, 17 May 2019 12:45 (three years ago) link

I should actually watch a Twilight movie one of these days.

jmm, Friday, 17 May 2019 12:49 (three years ago) link

still, i think a lot of people are just batman'd out and the character needs a break.

yeah, we've done three grimdark nolan batmen and two grimmerdarker batflecks in the last 15 years, unless they're willing to do something very different it's kinda hard to give much of a shit, not least because the dc cinematic universe has been such a catastrophe

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 12:51 (three years ago) link

a ridiculous dayglo batman in the style of the aquaman movie would be fun

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 12:53 (three years ago) link

Reeves has been blathering about it having more of a detective angle

Number None, Friday, 17 May 2019 13:06 (three years ago) link

Actually the prospect of adapting Morrison's Batman run is probably the only way this could possibly elicit more than a 'meh' from me.

Blithering Hayseed (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:06 (three years ago) link

Half-relatedly: should I go see a double-bill of the burton films tomorrow? I can get a free ticket, I like returns quite a bit, have only seen the first one once and don’t remember it at all really

milkshake chuk (wins), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:10 (three years ago) link

i'd be down for the dayglo one too. i know burton and schumacher were both in their ways riffing on the adam west era, but the world is so much more ready now to just truly do silver-age bats: smiling. sky-blue cowl on light gray tights, fighting absurd gimmick villains and having a ball. in an era of aquaman, not to mention the ant-man films, battle angel, detective pikachu... the world is ready at last for the colorfulness and sincerity of speed racer. maybe hoult is actually in talks to play bat-mite.

Good morning, how are you, I'm (Doctor Casino), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:10 (three years ago) link

They should get Janelle Monae for catwoman. Pattinson may be the only thing that would make another Batman interesting.

Yerac, Friday, 17 May 2019 13:12 (three years ago) link

the world is ready at last for the colorfulness and sincerity of speed racer

extremely otm - if ever a film was ahead of its time it was poor, misunderstood speed racer

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:14 (three years ago) link

They should get Janelle Monae for catwoman

this is a fucking great idea

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:15 (three years ago) link

wins

yes you should imo

deemsthelarker (darraghmac), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:21 (three years ago) link

a ridiculous dayglo batman in the style of the aquaman movie would be fun

I loved the Lego Batman movie for just that reason.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:27 (three years ago) link

yeah i guess i just want a live-action lego batman tbh, c'mon warners do me a solid here

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 13:31 (three years ago) link

if they adapt Morrison's Batman it should be Spider-Verse style

Number None, Friday, 17 May 2019 13:41 (three years ago) link

I'd been joking that the Marvel movies were going to use their recent films to reboot the casting and the ending would be Iron Man taking off his helmet to reveal Robert Pattinson. I was so close!

mh, Friday, 17 May 2019 14:14 (three years ago) link

I'm hoping they're going to give us the All-Star Batman & Robin we deserve

mh, Friday, 17 May 2019 15:34 (three years ago) link

mods, please to rename thraed as ‘what are you, dense? robert pattinson IS the goddamn batman’

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 17:06 (three years ago) link

Feel like you may have omitted part of that interchange, not sure why...

Blithering Hayseed (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 May 2019 17:15 (three years ago) link

(I was gonna say that ASS was released in a different time but I'm pretty sure Miller is still comfortably ensconced in that other time.)

Blithering Hayseed (Old Lunch), Friday, 17 May 2019 17:16 (three years ago) link

oh I think we both know

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 17:16 (three years ago) link

it’d be too long

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 17 May 2019 17:16 (three years ago) link

the dissonance of seeing steven mnuchin's name plastered over lego batman makes me curious what a janet yellen batman would be like.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 17 May 2019 17:24 (three years ago) link

Janelle Monae for catwoman

FKA Twigs certainly has the physicality, and could be a package deal with long term beau (?) Pattinson.

nonsense upon stilts (Sanpaku), Friday, 17 May 2019 18:01 (three years ago) link

They broke up which is how I ended at Janelle Monae.

Yerac, Friday, 17 May 2019 18:05 (three years ago) link

I have eaten the Batman calzony

mh, Thursday, 17 March 2022 00:13 (two months ago) link

I'd suppose you would have to have a couple of engineers involved with such a piece of foodtech, if nothing else to come up with the die-cut to be able to make the dough.

But to think going through some industrial engineering program and perhaps the biggest project you ever worked on that people might 'know' was the Batman calzony is either hilarious or sad or both. Either way you got paid I suppose, Batman's got to bat and people got to eat pizza.

earlnash, Thursday, 17 March 2022 01:00 (two months ago) link

it’s not really a non-standard cut per se, but a fold introduced over a normal pizza shape

mh, Thursday, 17 March 2022 03:19 (two months ago) link

wright is one seriously limited-range actor

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OTM. The fact he continues to work, while playing everything in the same drudgy tone since Day One, perplexes me.

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Thursday, 17 March 2022 07:31 (two months ago) link

how quickly you forget peoples hernandez
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVj6PbUV7bU

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 17 March 2022 17:43 (two months ago) link

i love wright but that may just be felix lighter talking

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 17 March 2022 19:28 (two months ago) link

An important thread from a board veteran

I'd like to make a The Batman thread so I want to warn people of a spoiler please don't click thru to this thread if you plan to see The Batman but I need to make a specific comment that is a spoiler. DONT CLICK THREAD.

— ally millar (@allyzay) March 18, 2022

Ned Raggett, Friday, 18 March 2022 23:33 (two months ago) link

loved this. maybe my new fave version of batman?

thought rpattz was excellent. loved his moody emo Bruce Wayne, and i liked that the alterego stuff wasnt featured as much as it usually is.

Enjoyed the detective angle, and jeffrey wright was really good, no beef w him at all.

lots of Zodiac nods for sure, not only the cipher but the chintzy greeting cards were very similar as well - that device was used a few times irl to taunt the press & detectives

here’s one https://cdn.history.com/sites/2/2017/11/Zodiac-Letter_16.jpg

had no idea it was colin farrell as penguin at all, he was great!

cinematography was great, it never felt “too” dark which is probably a hard balancing act to pull off. opening scene was really cool looking - and that car chase w penguin was gr8. i liked how the “Times Square” area of Gotham somehow looked like the 1940s in a few wide shots, and the way just faces were illuminated a few times during the car chase

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 March 2022 03:36 (two months ago) link

oh and Paul Dano. fucking great. always reliably great, no exception this time. when he goes big he goes BIG. so great.

zoe kravitz was rad, god they had such good chemistry- i did think it was a shame she had so much exposition to deliver all the time, i feel like it hampered what she could do with the character somewhat

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 March 2022 03:40 (two months ago) link

oh and I liked Batman’s physicality in the fight scenes, he seemed heavier somehow, more like a boxer or a streetfighter, not so lightfooted and nimble. it was cool.

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 March 2022 04:13 (two months ago) link

Thought it was bold they cast two actors I didn't know as Riddler and Penguin only to realize afterward they cast two actors I'm very familiar with lol. To my credit, I did recognize Turturro

Vinnie, Sunday, 20 March 2022 05:25 (two months ago) link

also i mistook Saarsgard for Corey Stoll (House of Cards, The Strain etc)
i mean, i think i can forgiven, he does play a lot of weaselly bald govt officials

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 March 2022 15:01 (two months ago) link

He has hair in West Side Story, but he's still kind of a weaselly govt official.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 20 March 2022 16:09 (two months ago) link

i think what it is is Sarsgaard plays the movie roles that Stoll would do on tv lol

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 20 March 2022 18:52 (two months ago) link

Deleted scene between Batman and Barry Keoghan's Joker.

I like it - very Silence of the Lambs of course, but am also into the idea of the Joker being just one in a line of bad guys that Bats has put behind bars. Kinda hope he just stays in there throughout the sequels.

Roz, Friday, 25 March 2022 01:25 (one month ago) link

watching that reminded me why i don't really care about this franchise at all and i promise i don't mean this to belittle people who do, but i simply cannot look at a man dressed up as batman and take him seriously, much less find him intimidating
you're dressed up as batman for crissakes

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Friday, 25 March 2022 03:33 (one month ago) link

but he’s so goth

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 25 March 2022 04:35 (one month ago) link

xp when there is a tender scene bw the batman and the catwoman im just like, girl run hes wearing a furry suit i know hes cute but cmon ur zoe kravitz

class project pat (m bison), Friday, 25 March 2022 04:40 (one month ago) link

this movie was great tho

class project pat (m bison), Friday, 25 March 2022 04:40 (one month ago) link

i just think its gonna be funny in 100 years and ppl are gonna be like "why did so many adults in the 21st c tell stories of other adults wearing onesies with cute ears on hitting bad men" and we're gonna be in the nursing homes just beside ourselves

class project pat (m bison), Friday, 25 March 2022 04:42 (one month ago) link

I like the more detective-y/psychological Batman stories. Kinda curious if they’ll have Calendar Man as another Arkham interview subject later in the series

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Friday, 25 March 2022 05:10 (one month ago) link

"why did so many adults in the 21st c tell stories of other adults wearing onesies with cute ears on hitting bad men"

I remember hearing an interview with Christopher Nolan where he was talking about how they arrived at the Joker's look, and he was going on about how influenced he was by gritty realistic 70s crime movies like Eddie Coyle et al, and said his approach was instead of taking the traditional Joker and adding elements to make him look grittier, he started with a character from one of those movies and did the bare minimum needed to make his look read as 'the Joker'? And I remember wanting to reach into the radio and grab him and go "if this is your mindset, why are we involving jokers and bat men at all? just make that movie instead! "

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Friday, 25 March 2022 13:13 (one month ago) link

because he got hired to direct a Batman movie and they paid him

mh, Friday, 25 March 2022 13:14 (one month ago) link

ah i see

not trying to dunk on batman movies on the batman movie thread, just echoing forks that the quest for grounded & realistic batman movies seems quixotic to me, as soon as you have anyone having a normal conversation with a costumed person & not mentioning the costume we're already wayyy out of the realm of reality, always confusing to me that people want to run away from that. would love a batman movie where he shows up places and people are just constantly like "nuh-uh, not a chance, please wait outside sir"

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Friday, 25 March 2022 13:32 (one month ago) link

tbf there’s a moment in half of the franchises where that happens, then he stops some sort of ridiculous scheme that’s about to kill thousands or breaks some gun-wielding thug’s face and the onlookers are just like, “well, as implausible as it is that this vigilante who looks ridiculous is topping crime, he now intimidates me, so I’ll fall in line”

it’s still corny as hell, and funny that they keep doing this

mh, Friday, 25 March 2022 13:56 (one month ago) link

I think I meant toppling crime, but given the nature of the costume situation, read into it what you will

mh, Friday, 25 March 2022 13:57 (one month ago) link

the noirish first third of pattinson and wright chasing clues was my fav but it was undercut by both of them being complete dumbasses. like BATman's first guess to the riddle "a rat with wings" was "penguin"... like dude 🤦.. it was unclear whether the movie "knew" they were idiots. like batman can crack cyphers and doing cryptography in his head, then also has a rudimentary grasp of spanish?

flopson, Saturday, 26 March 2022 06:36 (one month ago) link

four weeks pass...

These are the only superhero films I see--I was keeping up with Spiderman till the first Andrew Garfield, but nothing since.

Anyway, some of this was of interest to me: lines more or less paraphrased from Chinatown, All the President's Men, and Taxi Driver, the (heavy-handed, yes) January 6th angle--thought about posting in the Trump Movies thread, but I get the third degree every time I do--a guy named Oswald shooting someone being transported to prison, and I liked the last minute. Getting there required three hours of whispering, darkness, car chases, fights, and clunky exposition.

clemenza, Sunday, 24 April 2022 01:59 (four weeks ago) link

also when they said the Riddler had 500 online followers and made it seem like it was a HUGE number

I thought it was a private group, more like if a group of 500 was planning some kind of Columbine / Jan. 6 event and was discovered.

deep luminous trombone (Eazy), Sunday, 24 April 2022 02:04 (four weeks ago) link

watched this tonight actually. my main takeaway is that the disaster at the end would be like by far one of the worst disasters impacting a large city in history, but batman had a flare and helped a boy so it was fine

call all destroyer, Sunday, 24 April 2022 02:11 (four weeks ago) link

BATman's first guess to the riddle "a rat with wings" was "penguin"... like dude 🤦


Yeah, that was super goofy. I thought I missed something.

This was whatever. It looked nice but not really much in the way of memorable set pieces, which is all I’m looking for in something like this. The plot and character stuff was kinda dull and there seemed to be a lot of it.

circa1916, Sunday, 24 April 2022 03:06 (four weeks ago) link

why is this so long

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 10:11 (three weeks ago) link

I don't get complains about Wright. He saved The French Dispatch with a couple line readings.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 26 April 2022 10:11 (three weeks ago) link

"adults wearing onesies with cute ears on hitting bad men"

read this as "bald men" and thought "well i could easily defend that"

mark s, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 10:22 (three weeks ago) link

i have not seen the onesie movie

mark s, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 10:22 (three weeks ago) link

...IS once again the Batman.

https://gizmodo.com/the-batman-sequel-announced-matt-reeves-robert-pattinso-1848844738

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:45 (three weeks ago) link

is he still vengeance or is he some other abstract concept this time

mh, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 13:20 (three weeks ago) link

robin pattinson IS compersion

sean gramophone, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 13:57 (three weeks ago) link

Robert Pattinson is happy to discuss your insurance needs with you and can provide a direct quote as necessary.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 27 April 2022 14:04 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

I watched the first half hour of this last night; it wasn't too bad (at this rate, guess I'll finish it in around a week?)

I like how this Batman sort of goes everywhere on foot... like he just keeps walking up to groups of people – "Hey."

Bob Dylan's iconic Ray Ban sunglasses (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 17:31 (one week ago) link

Even the Batmobile has issues with gas prices.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 May 2022 17:39 (one week ago) link

How many times did the Batmobile catch a flat?

Yul Brynner film festival on Channel 48... (sic), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 18:04 (one week ago) link

liked this a lot more than i was expecting to. i enjoyed the detective story, even though it was dopey, and it was a beautiful-looking film, the palette a lot more vibrant than i expected. it also wasn't as grimdark as it thought it was, which is a plus.

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 11 May 2022 19:15 (one week ago) link

The contact lens thing is cool – I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before.

Bob Dylan's iconic Ray Ban sunglasses (morrisp), Thursday, 12 May 2022 06:13 (one week ago) link

Watched it last night - much better than I was expecting but the second half was a lot less interesting. Zoe Kravitz was fun as "Catwoman" but as soon she got bogged down in the boring John Turturro subplot, I lost interest. Too much backstory-in-convesation, like an early episode of Game of Thrones or something. And some of the interrogation scenes with Jeffrey Wright were silly and - it wasn't a complicated plot but the script made it more complicated than it needed to be.

I really liked Pattinson and his odd mask. Not exactly better than Bale, but much more enjoyable.

SO GLAD this wasnt grimdark - like, at all. Felt like a 12-year-old could've watched it (and maybe even gotten bored).

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 12 May 2022 08:46 (one week ago) link

like an early episode of Game of Thrones or something.

You mean when it was good?

Chewshabadoo, Thursday, 12 May 2022 13:22 (one week ago) link

He’s such an asshole to Alfred for some reason, it’s funny.

Bob Dylan's iconic Ray Ban sunglasses (morrisp), Friday, 13 May 2022 03:51 (one week ago) link

Adam West IS The Batman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B90ic2iKDo

Hideous Lump, Friday, 13 May 2022 04:34 (one week ago) link

The pacing of the final stretch was unusual – it didn’t really have a big action climax like most of these movies? It kind of slowly wound down instead.

Overall it was a little plot-heavy, but I enjoyed it. Pattinson was strangely compelling, with his emo charisma.

Bob Dylan's iconic Ray Ban sunglasses (morrisp), Friday, 13 May 2022 05:42 (one week ago) link


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