Originally Posted by regwec
I'm not sure I understand how anyone feels able to assert that the 'general audience' liked the TDK/R suit. There has never been a poll which asked everyone who bought a ticket. It seems that this is just a presumption or smokescreen deployed against all the deserved criticism that the TDK/R suit gets from Batman fans.
First of all, the GA likely doesn't care about how the suit looks as much as people on SHH do. So, unless people walk out of the theater saying "Batman looked horrible!" I don't think its that big of an issue. This is one of the most critically acclaimed and financially successful trilogies ever made. I don't care what your PERSONAL opinion is, you can't deny that fact. And the TDK/R suit clearly didn't detract from the success of Nolan's films.
So, given the absence of statistical data asking the GA their opinion, it's just common sense to assume that they liked/accepted it rather than hated it as much as people on here.