....when a studio like Warner Brothers produces their own gritty reboot of a character,
Batman is the story of a boy who witnessed his parent's murders and then decided to dress up like a bat in order to punish criminals. Other than the 60s live action TV show and the 80s Superfriends cartoon when wasn't Batman gritty? Have you read The Dark Knight Returns? Or The Killing Joke? Or the original Detective Comics stories? Even Burton had Batman kill at least a dozen henchman in 1989. FFS Bats was blowing guys away with a pistol in 1939. Are you aware of the Batman mythos at all? Who submitted this? Oh.