Originally Posted by JackWhite
The performances from everyone was once again top notch. But Bale really delivered, yet again, as Batman/Bruce.
But because he was so damn good, and looked amazing in the suit, it really makes me wish there was more of him actually in it. But when he is on screen as Batman; you really feel the importance of the symbol that he created in BB. I just love the way he walks through the flare smoke during the "light it up" scene.
I think Tim Burton would have to applaud the usage of Batman in TDKR. It really seemed to validate that "less is more" philosophy that he was so adamant about. Only in this time it was actually organic to the narrative and you felt the weight of his absence more in the story.
Ironically "Batman Returns" would probably be a more accurate title for TDKR than it is for its own movie, seeing as Batman really wasn't "returning" from anything in BR, lol.