Re: Anyone feel the same way...?
I can kind of relate. I didn't even see Batman Begins in the theater. I saw it on DVD first and went, "Holy smokes, why wasn't this hyped in the media?" But yeah, zero hype. A film this big being a sleeper is surprising, but yeah, I agree.
The only explanation I have is that comic book films had reached a nadir at the time--between Catwoman and Elektra, there were a few years there where total crap had just been released that no one wanting to talk about the upcoming Batman movie made sense.