Re: Lack of impact in Batmanīs appearence scenes
I actually think the relative lack of screentime helped the character in a way. All of Batman's scenes were great and had a certain impact because he wasn't around as much. It helps with the mythic aura Batman had, which plays with the legend theme that comes to full fruition in the film.
O Captain! My Captain! Rise up and hear the bells.
Rise up, for you the flag is flung, for you the bugle trills.
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreaths, for you the shores a-crowding.
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning.