Originally Posted by Brain Damage
For me, a big difference between the two is the focus of the story.
Begins is relatively small, but extremely focused. TDKR is grand and epic and all those buzz words, but it has a hard time balancing everything.
Begins is like eating a really satisfying salad.
TDKR is like eating a giant burger where half the toppings fall off before you can get them in your mouth.
Good analogy. I agree, but the Begins salad had its lettuce insipid, its tomato tastes like something else, you take forever to get to the bat-cruton and when you taste it it's barely there, and the onion, much like the dialogue, repeats on.