I think it's fair to make another Batman reboot, but they just gotta wait longer. 7 years minimum. Just as Batman Begins was made for a different audience than Burton's Batman,
Er, not really. Burton's Batman and Batman returns were both going for a dark, gritty approach, as explained by Sam Hamm:
they hear Tim Burton's name and they think of Pee-wee's Big Adventure. They hear Keaton's name and they think of any number of Michael Keaton comedies. You think of the 1960s version of Batman, and it was the complete opposite of our film. We tried to market it with a typical dark and serious tone, but the fans didn't believe us.
The latter however went for arguably a way too dark approach, resulting in moral guardians throwing a hissy fit over it. Add to that the significantly lower box office intake, and as a result Warner Bros. booted off Burton and replaced him with Joel Shumacher, who gave us the more kid-friendly/campy Batman Forever and Batman & Robin (which I will assume you were referring to).
Anyway, I saw the film tonight, and I thought it was fantastic. I haven't seen all of Batman Begins, but I have seen The Dark Knight many times, and in comparison with that film...hard for me to say which was better, I'd put them on par, although if I had to choose between the two, I will say that TDK definitely trumps TDKR just based on Heath Ledger's Joker alone. Hell, it's gonna be hard for any Batman film made after it to beat or even match his performance (although I think Hardy did a pretty good job as Bane). Such a shame he died, I heard that an early script of the film was originally going to have him on trial in the beginning of the film (but of course Actor Existence Failure, and there was pretty much no way they were going to replace him with someone else), and I will admit that his absense in the film did make the film a bit empty. It didn't help that I don't think an indirect reference to him was even made, and I still think it would had been nice if at least one mention of him would had at least have been nice. Spoilers about film details below in the rest of my writeup, with replies to some of the previous posts. The overall post is also long as heck.
Edited by Zinos, 28 July 2012 - 12:27 PM.