Originally Posted by Cosmic
As for me, I was a little kid who had been following the hype and rumors for months. This was a major event for me. In the end, I didn't want to admit that I was not completely happy with the film. After all, I'd already told all my friends that it was going to be The Best Thing Ever. Looking back now, the hype surrounding the movie was all much more exciting and fun than the actual movie.
I was thinking that way too, mostly too much of Joker screentime and not enough of Batman made it hard for me to fully like but didn't care to admit to other people.
I know that many others felt the same way especially for those unfamiliar with Michael Keaton such was the case when living in Ecuador at the time I don't think he made a lasting impression like Superman with Chirstopher Reeve.