Re: Has Batman hurt the genre where costumes are concerned?
The more important aspect is the character portrayal, the costume is secondary. I'd much rather have a Superman film that portrays a faithful adaptation of the character than one that worries about the aesthetics first and foremost. That's not to say the filmmakers should be given licence to make said character look however they feel, but as long as there is some similarity in design to the comic counterpart of the character, and the characterisation is faithful, really there shouldn't be much to complain about.
Fanboys make excuses, real fans acknowledge screw-ups.