And if Batman is your favorite and all you've seen are his movies, that's cool. I'm not going to invent a problem by telling you that you're a piece of s**t because you're within driving distance of a theater. But people who have deemed Batman their Bat Lord and Bat Savior, like me, have often done it because of the well-kept secret that Batman kicks a lot of ass in his non-movie ventures as well. My personal favorite incarnation is Batman: The Animated Series, which did a great job of balancing gritty crime stories with bare-chested sword fights against immortal eco-terrorists.
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And for a lot of Batman fans, that's the allure. One minute, he's having a deep psychological battle with himself, and the next, he's punching aliens because aliens are the literal worst. He can do everything, and instead of having a tone that's dedicated to being exceptionally "grim" or "lighthearted," the tone is "f**k yeah." That's why the movies, while sometimes really good, can often disappoint. Because these movies are either restricted by the vision of the filmmaker, the vision of the studio, or both.
Tim Burton's movies were filled with Gothic imagery and My Chemical Romance lyrics as dialogue, as most great Tim Burton movies are. The studio decided that these weren't selling enough McDonald's toys, so they got Joel Schumacher to change the mood entirely, and that mood was Jim Carrey in a skintight outfit whispering "SPANK ME!" to no one in particular.