Anne Hathaway deserves more credit for her version of Catwoman

She offers romantic parity by day as Selina Kyle, while providing an irresistible romantic foil as Catwoman by night.

For many Batman fans, no actress has captured Catwoman better than Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer's iconic performance in Tim Burton's Batman Returns defined the character for decades

Anne Hathaway played the role in 2005, the highly anticipated finale of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises.

Many fans don't immediately think of Hathaway's version when they picture Catwoman

Viewers would be wise to give her a little more credit, as it is certainly deserved

However, one of the most striking aspects of The Dark Knight Rises lies in its women

In addition to excellent performances by Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard, the female characters themselves are better than the two films that preceded it.

Hathaway’s Catwoman, however, is not pure villain, as she subscribes to her own moral code

She's a more chaotic good, carrying the same anti-elite attitude to justify her crimes, with whom Bane co-opts to feed hope to the city he holds hostage.

The truth is that Hathaway is a great actress who has proven herself capable of playing a variety of roles with excellent performances.

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