Originally Posted by Anno_Domini
The same can be asked for BB and TDK. What is he gonna see in either of those moments when he's standing above Gotham? But there is an overlaying element to those moments and how he's at different times during the trilogy.
In BB he was in the Narrows. The hub of criminal activity. In TDK he was listening to a broadcast message Joker was making about finding "Harvey Dent" in that apartment.
In Rises, he's on his way to meet Catwoman to find Bane, and decides to randomly stop to stand on a bridge and admire the view. It was a cool money shot. That's all. If that kind of thing can be put in, then so could a gliding shot.