Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
I don't think there's anything snobby about enjoying seeing Bruce Wayne on screen just as much as Batman. As Goyer has said, with Batman Begins their whole aim was to get the audience to be invested in Bruce Wayne before he ever put on the costume. They wanted the audience to care about the guy, not impress film snobs about how little Batman they could put into a movie and still call it Batman. Some of my favorite moments in the trilogy are where the two personas converge, like in TDK where Bruce goes out on the motorbike and Lambo during the day to try and stop The Joker.
The first half of Batman Begins and the stuff in the Pit is among my favorite material of the trilogy. It's what perhaps more than anything else, separates this cinematic version of the character from previous ones.
Raimi had a similar philosophy and despite the critical and commercial success of Spider-Man 2
he took some criticism for tossing Spidey's mask aside whenever he could. He felt that the audience would relate better to the character's plight if the audience could see Tobey's face as much as possible.