In BB he's more hopeful the war won't be forever and that inroads are being made. In TDK I felt he was always longing for something that he couldn't reach. Wanting Harvey to replace him. Wanting Rachel to be with him. Wanting the Joker to stop his madness so the City and he could move on. And at the end he has to take on more burden. In TDKR, it looks like the lowest of low - but ultimately the release of the burden in some way.
Originally Posted by kvz5
There's going to be some really great conversations here after we see the movie. This is the first time in a live action Batman film where we actually will see an entire finished arc for Bruce.
Can't wait for all of those discussions.