Originally Posted by David Rice
How can you even like Batman Forever? With all those colors it's not even the right atmosphere for a Batman film.
Burton didn't make the Joker the killer, the writers did. He also did a hell of a lot better job then Joel could have ever done. His films were directed toward adult fans of Batman and not the kiddies.
Tim Burton supported the idea of the Joker being the killer of Bruce Wayne's parents from the very jump. Sam Hamm was reluctant to the plan, since it wasn't true to the source material. However, the film was in production during a writers strike, for which Hamm had to participate in. During this down period, Burton was able to alter the script to his liking. Also, blockbusters like Batman films should be directed towards a general audience. The reasons why "Batman Returns" and "Batman & Robin" didn't fare as well as the other two films because one pandered too much to adults and the other pandered too much towards kids (there was no balance).