Re: Skyfall vs. TDKR
I finally saw Skyfall over the weekend and I enjoyed it a lot (I still prefer Casino Royale though). There are some things that were better in Skyfall FOR ME like the cinematography (although it's pretty close) and the villain. Skyfall is smaller in scale than TDKR so it felt more cohesive and tight to me. I can't fault TDKR for being ambitious but I felt that part of its problem was that it was trying to be too many things which ended up making some things messy. Other than those things, TDKR was better than Skyfall. The biggest edge TDKR had over Skyfall is probably the female characters.
Having said all of that and with the addition of my personal preference of Bruce Wayne/Batman over Bond, I'm giving the vote to TKDR.