Originally Posted by Brain Damage
I'm really divided by that moment. On one hand, it's the most badass Bale has looked as Batman in ANY of the movies, I nearly wet myself the first time I saw it. It was quite literally a glimpse of the Batman I've always wanted to see - rough, hardened, acting meticulously and not taking **** from anyone. In that brief moment, Batman is perfect.
But on the other hand, when I thought about it, that moment isn't really earned by the film. It's Bruce's first night back in the cowl in eight years, not him being a veteran of many years to whom every step of being Batman has become practically mundane.
But nevertheless, maybe the moment is "cheating" a bit, but it's still one of my favorites in the whole trilogy
Yes and no. I felt he was pretty battle hardened in TDK with the way he so easily takes out Scarecrow and the drug dealers at the beginning or goes after Lau. Even his takedown of the Joker at the end with the hostages. So, after all that, going through another police chase, which he did in the first film, may seem pretty easy to him.