And I am not asking for any type of comparison to Nolan's take on Batman, or any other actor to potray Batman.
I get that Burton's first Batman movie was responsible for saving Batman from the Adam West image, and that he made Batman dark and mainstream. And as a huge Batman fan, I am completely thankful for that. But that is the only thing Burton deserves credit for.
His Batman movies were horrible adaptions of Batman. He got all of the characters wrong, understood virtually nothing about the character, and missed every single aspect of what makes Batman great. Burton casted Micheal Keaton as Batman, who was all wrong for the part of Batman, and nothing but a comedian at the time. He also made the villains the focus of his movies, made the Joker the killer of Bruce Wayne, and had Batman killing.
His Batman movies also had ridiculously campy moments like the Joker dancing to Prince music in Batman (1989), and rocket-wielding penguins shooting up in the air in Batman Returns (1992).
Burton's problem to me, was that he made Batman dark, but forgot to make it Batman at the same time.
So does anyone else feel the same way about Tim Burton's Batman?