Here's a pretty good comparison of similar scenes of Nolan Batman films and Schumacher Batman films.
The serious approach makes you care. Comedic approach/overly stylized approach ruins it.
They could have done a pretty amazing Batman film with George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman and Arnold Schwarzenegger had it just been serious and not played for laughs. But everyone in this film is camp and overacting by design. It's like watching circus clowns.