Re: TDKR Oscar Chances? - Part 1
Well, honestly, what did people expect from a movie semi-based on Knightfall? He spends a good part of that story out of costume after his fight with Bane, recuperating.
Personally, I didn't see the costume as important as Bruce Wayne's story in the context of this story. If it had been BB or TDK, it would've been another story completely. TDKR was Bruce Wayne's film and his resurgence as Batman.
If any character has ever earned the right to enjoy a happy retirement, it is Bruce Wayne. Nolan ought to be commended for caring enough about the character and believing enough in his own vision to provide a definitive, satisfying ending to the story of an ordinary man who turned tragedy into the motivation to accomplish something extraordinary.