Originally Posted by axecrazy
Bruce's last real on screen conversation with Vicki also took on a new dimension to an older me:
Bruce: Look, sometimes I don't know what to think about this. It's just something I have to do.
Bruce: Because I'm the only one who can.
That's the difference between Keaton's portrayal of Batman to Bale's portrayal. Keaton wouldn't pass the burden of being Batman to a young cop without any training whatsoever he hardly even knows just so he can live happily ever after.