^ Judging from the comments I've read online, I think people are kind of over DC (or I guess Snyder's) attempts at "Dark Knight-ing" everything. To your point of them judging DC movies harshly because they don't reach TDK's level of quality,,, I personally think that's unfair. In a way, you could argue that The Dark Knight was lightning in a bottle that even the sequel couldn't live up to. It's up there as one of the best CB movies of all time.
The funny thing is, I re-watched it recently and despite how awesome it is as a whole, there is some unintentional corniness in some scenes. Maybe due to my tastes changing but scenes like Batman yelling while charging at the Joker in the BatPod and the scenes with Harvey in the hospital are super corny to me now.