Originally Posted by The Joker
The problem with the Talia twist, apart from those very incriminating pictures of Cottiard in LOS attire being leaked all over the internet nearly a year before the movie's release, was that even if you didn't know the spoiler, Miranda Tate was such an under used character who made little impact in the movie prior to being revealed as Talia. Her very brief scenes with Bruce had no emotional weight to them, and their love scene came out of left field and there was no sexual chemistry between Bale and Cottiard.
Like when Foley died and the camera zoomed in on him, it was like we were supposed to care. But like with Tate, his character was such a dull non entity that there really was no reason to.
Once again to the general movie going public, (not the fanboys/girls who were spoiled) the reveal was just fine.
The relationship didn't need heavy weight to it. Tate was hitting up Bruce when he was vulnerable and they had sex, how much weight did you need in a 2 hour 45 minute film about a side love interest for Bruce Wayne.
Most of my family and friends who I spoke with, who knew nothing about Tate/Talia, thought Tate was going to wind up being tragically killed by Bane and none thought she was the child of Ra's Al Ghul.
Remember, these films are not just for the spoiled fanboys/fangirls.