Re: Was I the only one shocked during the big reveal?
Well, of course it's not the only reason. There are any number of reasons one could like and dislike the movie, especially when it comes to a character everyone has their own strongly formed conceptions and opinions about. I just think some have placed a seemingly disproportionate amount of importance on the twist, as if the whole film somehow falls apart as a result of that particular aspect not being a total surprise, or that Nolan's primary goal with the character was to say "gotcha!" to the audience. I just can't agree with that when it seems so telegraphed to the point where I feel Nolan wanted people to put it together beforehand, or at least have a healthy suspicion of Tate.