Originally Posted by OutRiddled
He spends the whole trilogy completely pussy-whipped.
And pussy whipped by just about everybody
, not just Rachel Dawes. Alfred, Talia, Ras, Joker, Bane, Catwoman... they all kicked his ass and talked down to him. Gordon was the only one who never wavered in his devotion and support. And for that at least, I have to praise the writers and Gary Oldman's performance.
In contrast, Keaton!Bruce doesn't take **** from anyone. He's rich, powerful, self-assured, and asserts himself when he feels he should. He's no ones *****, and has a purpose all his own. Burton!Batman is a force to be reckoned with at all times. He certainly has scruples, but he's no pussy when the stakes are upped and dirty jobs need to be DONE.
I know I sort of abondoned this thread. I got sidetracked by RL and other geeky stuff. I wrote up futher thoughts and responses to some counterpoints here a while ago, as well as random thoughts. I'll post them if you're interested.