Originally Posted by Kahran Ramsus
Yes, but we were talking about how predictable things were. Not the character development.
Even if that's the case, the ending of TDK was completely left field and I'm almost certain nobody saw that coming. I don't even think people expected Dent's full arc to be in TDK, let alone him dying. I definitely didn't anticipate that. And even though we thought Rachel would die, it still wasn't a given, and when it did happen, it was shocking in it's abrupt nature.
In contrast, while nothing in TDKR I found particularly shocking, on subsequent viewings, I appreciate it more for the execution and thematic elements that tie the trilogy together.