Originally Posted by Shikamaru
We are looking at this from the perspective of comic book fans. Although the general public and critics liked it, comic book/Batman fans are just as divided on it as they were with Batman Returns. So to us, the curse still hasn't been broken. I will admit that it is a step up from the general third comic book movie but proportionally speaking, it is just as big of a drop in quality from the previous movies that something like Spider-Man 3 and X-Men 3 is a drop in quality from the previous movies IMO.
You make it sound like:
To the very opinionated views of the comic book fan, TDKR didn't break the curse. But to everyone else, it did.
Alas, there are comic book fans that do view TDKR indeed broke the curse, though. I'm one of them.