Why do you not like the dark knight trilogy? Granted, the last time I watched it I was, like, 12, and had very low cinematic standards; suffice it to say I remember very little about it plot-wise. I totally agree about the gritty Superman thing tho- I really liked man of steel. On a completely different note, have you watched the tv show Gotham? I’ve only watched the first 1 1/2 seasons, but so far I like its take on the DCU.
the reason that i like batman is because of the fact that the batfamily is, y’know, a family. when you separate out batman from the robins & the other gotham superheroes that he loves, he becomes a much less compelling and sympathetic character… as evidenced by the dark knight movies. i’m not interested in a batman that’s angsting by himself. granted, he’s constantly pushing his family away in the comics, but it’s also very obvious that they are his first priority and that is the only batman that i care for