Originally Posted by Mr. Wooden Alligator
I did read a number of reviews where it seemed that people expected The Dark Knight, Part II, whereas TDKR had its own feel. As different from The Dark Knight as The Dark Knight was from Batman Begins.
Which is ironic because I felt TDKR was a mixture of TDK and BB but with a more "comic-booky" feeling to it compared to the last two films. I think the latter is another reason why TDKR gets such a backlash too because it lessens the so-called "realism" people see in BB and TDK for Nolan to progress the storyline and add The Bat into the mix.