One of the most versatile actors of this generation, Robert Pattinson again became the talk of the town after Matt Reeves announced him as the lead for The Batman back in 2019.
As one of the most prominent actors in Hollywood today, Pattinson’s first claim to fame was through two fantasy movie franchises. He played a major part in the 4th Harry Potter movie and then went on to become the star of a popular teen fantasy drama – Twilight. He played the part of an immortal vampire for 5 installations of the saga, from 2008 to 2012.
After the completion of the Twilight Saga, Pattinson, consciously or not, kept himself out of the limelight as much as possible. He worked on a number of low-budget films, which may not have reached a lot of audience but became far more critically acclaimed, like the 2016 movie The Lost City of Z.
Where his early movies impressed audiences, his later works showed the depth of his talent. And became the reason why he is one of the most incredible actors working in today’s time.
Now he is back with another franchise movie, and while many had mixed reactions in the beginning, the actor-director duo of Matt Reeves and Robert Pattinson have delivered an absolutely incredible teaser trailer for The Batman during DC Fandome in August 2020.
Here is a list of Pattinson’s best and worst movies, ranked according to IMDb.
Best: The Devil All The Time (2020) & The King (2019) – 7.2
We are starting with a tie here.
In 2019, Timothee Chalamet starrer The King released in Netflix. Pattinson played the role of The Dauphin, and many would even say that the movie isn’t as exciting to watch until he shows up on the screen with a French accent. He steals the show with his humor and his ability to make the audience react.
Next comes The Devil All The Time which released earlier this month in September 2020. This Netflix crime drama follows the story of a young man played by Tom Holland. But despite Holland’s brilliant performance, Pattinson stands out in the role of a vile and despicable preacher in this dark and violent movie. And Pattinson easily delivers one of the most amazing performances of his career.
Worst: Twilight (2008) – 5.2
The movie that in a way started Pattinson on his path to fame is also, one of his most disagreeable performances. He plays the role of Edward Cullen, a 117 year old teenage vampire, who falls in love with a human. Unfortunately, that is far as the story goes! Although the role made him popular overnight with certain demographic, the rest found Twilight to be absurd, and not the good kind!
Best: Good Time (2017) – 7.4
In probably one of the best performances of his career, Pattinson plays the role of a thug from Brooklyn. He spends an entire day running from the authorities, trying to ‘save’ his mentally disabled brother, who was arrested. As Pattinson himself says, Connie’s (the character he plays) motivations might seem loving, but are purely selfish, and Good Time turned out to be a brilliant take on a character driven thriller, around the gritty and grimy parts of underground New York.
Worst: Cosmopolis (2012) – 5.1
Although not one his worst, this David Cronenberg directed movie failed to connect with the audience. Cosmopolis sees the actor playing the role of a recluse billionaire as he sets out to get a haircut, while the city around him spirals into madness. Although the film did not manage to do well, the one saving grace is the casting – Pattinson is perfect as Eric Packer.
Best: The Lighthouse (2019) – 7.5
Starring William Defoe and Robert Pattinson, Robert Eggers second directorial venture is a maritime nightmare. Pattinson shines as a lighthouse keeper in this movie that you can’t keep your eyes off, even though you really want to. The Lighthouse pulls the audience in with its gruesome and grimy portrayal by the two men, and is another masterclass performance by both Pattinson and Defoe.
Worst: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) – 5.0
The third instalment of the Twilight saga sees the lead couple –Bella and Edward, and his family along with a pack of werewolves, fight off an army of newborn vampires. There is an unnecessary love triangle, and even more unnecessary drama. On top of all that, the action that the whole movie was building up to at the end was dull, with no conviction and not worth the hype. At all!
Best: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) – 7.7
Regarded to be one of the best movies of the Harry Potter franchise, The Goblet of Fire is the third highest ranked movie of the entire franchise after Deathly Hallows Part II and The Prisoner of Azkaban. Pattinson plays the role of Cedric Diggory, a brave Hufflepuff who is loved and adored by all. And unfortunately goes on to become the first casualty in the war against Voldemort. Till date, this is one of the most beloved characters Pattinson’s ever played.
Worst: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011) – 4.9
The penultimate movie of the franchise, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, sees the couple finally getting married right out of high school. They go on a honeymoon, and come back with a demon child, or well a pregnancy with a demon child, and of course, more drama. The child though, is not in fact a demon, but that’s the story for another movie. Which, unfortunately, did nothing to improve the story for the current one.
Best: Tenet (2020) – 7.8
Christopher Nolan directed Tenet got released after a lot of hardships in early September 2020. The movie stars John David Washington and Robert Pattinson as secret spies, who are trying to prevent the end of the world. Like most other Nolan movies, you need multiple viewings or at least pay a lot of attention to every single frame to fully understand it. And this still might not be enough. Don’t worry; you are not the only one. With the pandemic, although the movie failed to do as much business worldwide, is still considered to be one of Pattinson’s better performances.
Worst: The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) – 4.7
The second instalment of the Twilight saga turned out to be worst of all. New Moon sees Edward Cullen, the heartthrob vampire hero, leaving his lady-love behind to ‘protect her’ from himself and his kind. Bella, the stubborn human lead, who until now did nothing other than read books, suddenly grows very fond of adrenaline fueled sporting activities. Almost dies a couple of times, unfortunately, they don’t stick! Any normal human would have died by the beginning of the first movie. But oh well! And of course, more unnecessary drama and the hero comes back to her by the end of it. Of course!
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