Originally Posted by 666_The_Game_666
We had to distinct Batman film types before Begins. The gothic Burton films with Keaton as Batman. Then the OTT whacky Shaumacher films with Val Kilmer and Clooney. Aren't the Nolan films what everyone wanted out of Batman though a gritty series of films that were dark and badass.
Tones are meaningless. Besides, the "dark and gritty" was what people thought of the Burton films back when they released.