Originally Posted by ThePhantasm
That's not actually why he gave up being Batman. It was because he felt Batman wasn't "needed" any more. So he just became a recluse, a bit similar actually to how Keaton's Bat simply brooded in Wayne Manor until called at the beginning of Returns.
There are fair critiques to be made of Nolan's version of Batman, but this isn't among them.
Yes, but Nolan, IMO, failed to orchestrate it nearly as well as it needed to be. Ultimately, it proved to be little more than another example of Nolan's Bruce being little more than a rather immature perform mainly guided by exterior direction and reaction as opposed to action.