Re: Lack of impact in Batmanīs appearence scenes
There is one scene that really didn't have any oomph to it: Batman appearing on the frozen river after Gordon lit the flare. However the rest of his scenes were great. Either improvements from his first appearance at the docks in Begins or on par with it.
Don't let the death of the three horses be in vain-see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.