Originally Posted by Carnotaur3
I think the problem is the production designers on TDK put 2008 on cars and **** and it confused everybody. I don't think they were even told a date.
TDK took place in 2008.
Originally Posted by VenomShock
Really, I think trying to assign the date takes away from the experience. I usually like to think that Begins takes place in 2004, then TDK in 2005, then TDKR in 2013, that way the eight year gap lines up from when Batman Begins was being made.
However, yeah, trying to assign a date takes the timelessness and fantasy away from it. Even when I'm watching Superman 1978, I'm still able to lock myself in the fantasy of the movie to the point where I don't really notice that it's from a different decade all-together.
There is clear evidence in the films that your dates are a bit off.
Batman Begins - 2005
The Dark Knight - 2008
The Dark Knight Rises - 2016
And I don't think assigning a date takes anything away from the experience, if anything it only enhances it.