Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
TDKR isn't meant to just be a sequel to TDK. As a trilogy closer it had to be a sequel to BB AND TDK. And as redfirebird2008 just said, those two were radically different films.
Considering that, I thought TDKR found a nice balance in style and narrative between the two, while blazing its own path.
It didn't feel like a sequel to Begins either since it made up a bunch of stuff we never heard of in Begins and changed the LOS completely.