Re: Nolan wasnt any more "faithful" then Tim Burton
Yeah, but it's all still very "don't ask don't tell" at that point. I dunno, I suppose you guys are probably right but that scene never particularly bothered me because it's all very jokey between the two of them and it's hard to pinpoint what is part of Bruce's facade and what isn't. With Bruce's other line about being out "looking for kicks" it still seemed like he was trying to keep up the facade even if just as a way of joking around with Fox.
But yes, I agree Bruce's intelligence was toned down for these movies, not disputing that. Although in the process, they crafted a great role for Lucius in the mythos and I enjoyed all of Bale and Freeman's scenes together in the trilogy.