Originally Posted by Excelsior.
I just posted this on the Cringeworthy Moments in Good Movies thread in the Misc forums.
Am I the only one incredibly baffled by Alfred's exposition on Bane's past? About his excommunication with Ras Al Ghul? How the heck did he know of these? Are Bane and Ras celebrities? Are their break up internet news? Isn't the League of Shadows a super secret organization that only the criminal underworld knows as myth?
That scene never fails to elicit a saddened laughter from me. Because that's exactly the kind of thing Nolan's haters exaggerate that he does. Only this time it is a baffling reality.
I always thought the scene with Harvey Dent, Rachel, Bruce and his Russian squeeze would be the lowest point in this series for me for blunt exposition. Fear not! Nolan surpassed it, with flying colors! This time it wasn't just blunt exposition, it made no sense whatsoever. Ras' personal history with Bane just shouldn't be information to be easily acquired.
IMO this is an important part of the "legend" that Bane has built (a great parallel to what Bruce has done in Gotham with his name "The Batman"). Alfred has advanced scientific technology at his hands, finding reports of such a legend (a terrorist/mercenary too extreme for a terrorist group? That DOES get around, even if it's confidential intel. Hell the guy at the beginning of the film seemed to think of Bane as much more important than just some mercenary) would be expected.