Originally Posted by The Joker
It's got a lower critical rating than TDK on both Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes. It's got a lower rating than TDK on IMDB, Yahoo, and just about every website that averages movie ratings by the thousands.
So I'm not sure what you're basing this assertion on. It can definitely be said it's more popular than Batman Begins. But definitely not TDK.
You do realize that some of those critics negative reviews of TDKR lowered the overall ratings on RT and Meta.
Some of those small percentage of negative reviews, seemed to have a personal agenda against Mr Nolan or comic film genre films in general.
We also have to remember that Ledgers Joker performance is probably why some feel that TDK is a better film than TDKR.
That's the why I feel about the two films as well. IF TDK is truly better than TDKR, than it's mainly because of Ledgers Joker.