Originally Posted by Spider-Aziz
Faithfulness is necessary
I agree. But both directors took their liberties. Some of the changes they made may have been needed storywise. Some of them were lame and took away from the characters. And some of them were just for the sake of "changing something".
I'd say Nolan and Burton are on the same level with that but on different routes. Burton i.e. transformed pretty grounded characters to fantastic ones (Catwoman and Penguin) and Nolan transformed pretty fantastic characters to grounded ones (Ra's and Joker).