Originally Posted by Superman Lives
Who cares about the novel?
And I've seen the movie multiple times. There's a difference between something being 'meant' to do something, and the actual execution of it.
Nolan left it vague. He hinted at a possible romance, but we barely ever saw it. It could have just as easily been a friendship.
The buildup to the 'romance' was weak too. It wasn't believable that they would have a future together. They barely hit it off romantically in this film.
Bruce and Selina as a 'couple' was really something that *could* have happened offscreen towards the end, but it was really never portrayed onscreen. It almost shouldn't qualify in this poll for that reason.
See my previous post on how it was developed.
I again fail to see why the relationship is bad if Nolan chose to focus on their attraction and growing fascination with each other and then leave it to the characters to find a life after the curtain ends. If it is executed well, which I think it is, is it really a mark against the film just because it wasn't a full blown romance shown on screen?