Originally Posted by Excelsior.
Quite disagree. Keaton has far higher quantity and quality of iconic "that's Batman damn it!" moments than Cristian Bale. Especially the scene in Batman returns where he broods impatiently for the Batsignal to hit, and once it does, Bruce finally shows a spark of life as he gets ready to mow down baddies.
A contrived, forced, ridiculously manufactured scene with a ton of logic implausibilities; the epitome of style over substance.