Originally Posted by Travesty
I know I did. I actually think TDK is the one that veered the furthest into looking more like a pristine city. Hell, TDK looked like a much cleaner version of Chicago.
That's because the city evolved as the story progressed. This, along with Bruce's retirement (for good), is hard for some fans to swallow, simply because the comics are in limbo. Gotham will always be a *****hole in the comics. Let's face it, if Batman was truly successful in the comics, there wouldn't be any crime. If there isn't any crime, there isn't any need for a Batman. If there's no Batman, then there's no comics to sell. The limbo approach is fine when Batman films are being handled like Bond films, which go on and on.