Those I spoke with were basing it on that. And they weren't fanboys. I'm glad at least your mom experienced the desired effect. What she said to Bruce on his birthday was pretty called-for, as far as anybody who didn't know he was Batman could tell. In Begins, she was more of a motherly figure - in her scolding, in her advice, and in her warmth. In TDK, she's more spiteful and prissy. I can't think of a redeeming or wise moment. You could reason it's because she's having a hard time with Bruce's obsession, but it seems a bit hypocritical considering her last scene in Begins, and an immature step back for her character. I can't respect it. Funny, as I wound up feeling the same way about Bruce at the beginning of Rises!