Are Robert Pattinson and Zoe Kravitz’s Batman and Catwoman the Best?

There are only a few comic book characters that are often recast over and over and over again; Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, The Joker, and Catwoman. These characters have transcended generations for their appeal with new actors adding a little something extra to the table. The Batman is the latest in a long line of comic book movie reboots focusing on the Dark Knight and the feline femme fatale, Selina Kyle.

And of course, that leads to debate; is Robert Pattinson’s Batman and Zoe Kravitz’s the best iterations of the characters yet? The short answer is yes and no. Here’s the long answer to why.

Robert Pattinson is undoubtedly a GREAT Batman, in fact, his take on the caped vigilante is my favorite of all the live-action Batman portrayals. He’s the first Batman who actually feels like a detective, his intimidatingly mysterious presence felt so perfect for the character, and the way Pattinson carried himself in the role was utterly magnetic.

However, he needs a bit more development on the Bruce Wayne side of things for him to really cement his place as my favorite iteration of Batman definitively. I understand that this version of Wayne is darker like a goth teenager but until we start seeing Bruce embrace his family legacy and become a bit of a polished businessman I still can’t say he’s the best.

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