The Batman star Robert Pattinson talked about his favorite Batman movies for BBC Radio 1 and has revealed which one he finds particularly disturbing. When asked about his favorite live-action Batman moments, Pattinson answered that Batman Returns is the movie he finds the most “terrifying”, but considers it a masterpiece all the same.
“I love Batman Returns. It’s a masterpiece. “Batman Returns is terrifying… I remember watching as a little kid and even watching it now it’s one of the most disturbing things I’ve ever seen.”
The movie is directed by Tim Burton, and it stars Michael Keaton as Batman. The plot follows rivalry between Batman and Penguin (Danny DeVito) who has a plan to kill all of the firstborn sons of Gotham City. Burton likes to make his characters as weird and bizarre as possible and is known for his unique visual representation of his characters, making them impossible to forget, so no wonder a kid Pattinson found it disturbing.
Despite this, Pattinson is firm in his belief that no Batman movie is bad, as he previously stated, and that they all “kind of completely achieve what they set out to achieve”:
“Out of all the comic-book characters and that kind of movie, I’ve seen every single one of the [Batman] movies in the cinema, which I can’t really say I’ve done for any other series. I was always really looking forward to them coming out. There was the combination of just being so attracted to it, but also feeling like it’d had a lot of movies made about it, and none of them are bad movies. People kind of shit on some of them, but they’re not actually bad. They all kind of completely achieve what they set out to achieve, and they’re all really interesting, according to their time and place. I don’t know. I just had a weird instinct about it. But I’ve always loved the character.”
The Batman is now playing in theaters.