Originally Posted by BatmanGoesToRio
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).
Since when has Catwoman or Penguin ever been "grounded" characters?
Yeah, I know, you're only going to take more recent comics into consideration..
.. but if anything, Burton actually made these characters a hell of a lot more grounded than they used to be.