Originally Posted by Brain Damage
From a story telling aspect, yes, I believe that may have indeed been his exact intentions. He certainly succeeded, but it's a decision that leaves me rolling my eyes.
Bane didn't get the conclusion he deserved. And then Catwoman rubs it in with a one-liner. Philosophically, in terms of Batman vs. the enemies, the movie leaves you dry. Nothing is accomplished or resolved apart from the physical side of things (fist-fight, bomb).
I agree fully that the bit with his eyes during the previously discussed clip was his shining moment. So. Good.