Re: Rumor: Ben Affleck to write & direct 'The Batman' movie
The Dark Knight Rises is akin to Batman and Robin imo, except both are on extreme opposites of the spectrum. One is too humorless and serious while the other is too campy and ridiculous. The situations that were happening in Rises were pretty damn contrived and it took itself so seriously that I wanted to laugh at the absurdity of what was happening. Everything that was presented seemed too fabricated in the movie. At least the Joker, with all his dark humor and black comedy, kept things a little lighter in The Dark Knight (even if some of it was unintentional) and The Dark Knight's events unraveled a little more organically.