Batman: 5 Things We Like About Robert Pattinson’s Batmobile (& 5 We Don’t)
- 1 Batman: 5 Things We Like About Robert Pattinson’s Batmobile (& 5 We Don’t)
- 1.1 10 Like: It Resembles A Car
- 1.2 9 Don’t Like: It Doesn’t Scream ‘Superhero’
- 1.3 8 Like: It Is Vintage
- 1.4 7 Don’t Like: Moving Back In Time
- 1.5 6 Like: Power Is Its Middle Name
- 1.6 5 Don’t Like: The Interior Lacks High-Tech Toys
- 1.7 4 Like: It Compliments His Outfit
- 1.8 3 Don’t Like: Some Say It Reminds Them Of The DeLorean From ‘Back To The Future’
- 1.9 2 Like: It Increases Batman’s Muscle-Man Image
- 1.10 1 Don’t Like: The Top Of The Front Is Horrendous
The revelation of the Robert Pattinson version of the Batmobile was met with mixed reactions. Here are 5 reasons why it’s great, and 5 why it’s not.
When a new Batman movie is added to the franchise, fans are eager for first looks at his suit and the infamous Batmobile. The new look for this prized vehicle was just released earlier in March and fans have some thoughts about the design. It is very different from that of the previous series starring Ben Affleck, and it shows the direction this film plans to take.
Some are in love with the new look, while others have less than favorable opinions. It is easy to see both sides of the argument, as the new Batman is always a highly debated topic of discussion. Keep reading to learn five things we like about Robert Pattinson’s Batmobile, and five we don’t!
10 Like: It Resembles A Car
The Batmobile from the Ben Affleck films was cool, but it seemed more like an armored tank than a car. This Batmobile takes it back to its roots as it reminds us of an outfitted Plymouth Barracuda.
This car came to be in the 1960s and has been an icon ever since, which is why it’s fitting that it has now become the base for the new Batmobile. The tank version was cool, but this first look lets fans know how much more versatile the new version is going to be.
9 Don’t Like: It Doesn’t Scream ‘Superhero’
Many of the past cars in the franchise are instantly recognizable as a car that Batman would drive, but this one just doesn’t instill that feeling in fans. Yes, they armored up the front a bit and sat a huge engine in the back, but overall it looks quite plain.
They could have added bat wings to the side or glowing wheels to make it stand out a little more from the crowd. But this could also be a result of the pictures they decided to share, and the film itself could immediately change the opinions of fans.
8 Like: It Is Vintage
It was already mentioned that the car itself was from the 1960s, but what wasn’t said was how it was still given a vintage vibe. It seems like the focus rests on an old-school-cool, rather than a feat of modern technology.
The world was at their fingertips and they could have made it look like anything, but they decided that a throwback was better than something flashy and new.
7 Don’t Like: Moving Back In Time
Yes, the vintage vibe is cool, but it almost seems like a step backward from the last film. Ben Affleck’s Batmobile was the stuff of legends, as it combined modern technology with this fictional world. The other Batmobiles in the comics and older films look more futuristic than this metallic beast.
It is just hard to believe that a man with riches beyond belief would choose to turn a Plymouth Barracuda into the car of his bat dreams, rather than use something more flashy like a Ferrari or Lamborghini.
6 Like: Power Is Its Middle Name
The engine in the back of Pattinson’s Batmobile is huge. It is so big it literally replaces his trunk, and fans are sure that this was done to emphasize this point.
The engine seems almost unnecessary for a car of this magnitude, but it probably helps him with whatever toys he has lying in wait beneath the hood.
5 Don’t Like: The Interior Lacks High-Tech Toys
Most Batmobiles are a thing of the future, with bells and whistles that haven’t even been invented yet. This vehicle takes a step back, as only a single small screen is spotted on the interior. It leaves fans a bit disappointed as they wonder if the toys themselves will be less high-tech than in previous films.
It is something else that will have to be revealed with the film, but hopefully a secret button or something brings out a few more fun gadgets.
4 Like: It Compliments His Outfit
The Batmobile and Batman outfit is a package deal, and this was understood when it came to the design of these two pieces of the film. The cut of his cape seems to flow behind him like the sides of the car.
It looks as sleek and sharp as Pattinson does in his suit, and the combination has fans pumped to see the final product. The angles of his face and his mask line up with the sharp cuts made on the front of the Batmobile. It is an uncanny resemblance that sells fans on this pairing as they imagine what it will be like to see them both in action.
3 Don’t Like: Some Say It Reminds Them Of The DeLorean From ‘Back To The Future’
Some fans have been reminded of the DeLorean from Back to the Future, even though the Batmobile is a different model. It is easy to see how these have a similar vibe with the flat fronts and a trunk that is filled with an overpowered engine.
Fans are obviously distraught over this comparison, as the Batmobile is supposed to be a unique work of art, not something from a film made back in 1985.
2 Like: It Increases Batman’s Muscle-Man Image
Batman is meant to look rough and tough, but some were against Robert Pattinson for this reason, as they didn’t think he looked the part. This Batmobile enhances his image, as this character and the muscly aspects of the car help instill a feeling of fear and power in his enemies.
The sleek look speaks to Pattinson himself, while the armored additions and use of this particular car give off the feelings fans expect it to have.
1 Don’t Like: The Top Of The Front Is Horrendous
The Batmobile is made to support Batman on his ventures by holding onto a variety of toys to help him achieve victory. That is all fine and dandy, but the front of this Batmobile could have been more stylistically inspired. It lacks creativity, as it is a simplistic black panel in the hood of the car.
The designers had so many options when it came to adding this integral part of its look, but they decided that bland and boring was their best bet.