Christopher Nolan did a really good job rebooting the Batman franchise. I believe that other than the sublime acting level, giving it a darker, more realistic tone was the key to its success. The campiness of Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin coupled with the cheesy one-liners (‘’Cööl party!”) and several oxymoron such as “freeze in Hëll Batman!”) courtesy of yours truly Arnold Schwarzenneger, gave severe heartburn to even the biggest of fans (yup, those who weight 6 hours in line dressed up as their favourite superheroes at ComiCon events). I won’t lie or play the hypocrite: the geekness is strong with me as well, but even my pain thresholds have their limitations. Nolan, however, shot his trilogy in a smart way. He put extra emphasis on the background story and especially on the psychology of Bruce Wayne rather than putting the entire spotlight on his alter-ego and the ass-kickery.