Originally Posted by KalMart
I saw it when it came out, and I remember being pretty disappointed, hoping it would be a darker and grittier Batman like what we got in the TDKR comic, which really blew me away when it came out. BB ended up being the movie I wish we got way back in '89, but I still give B'89 a lot of credit for making a statement for the genre the way it did at least success-/popularity-wise. It just didn't do it for me, and neither do most of Burton's movies.
Begins was more realistic, but I don't know if I'd call it darker and grittier.