Originally Posted by redfirebird2008
TDKR's twist depends entirely on how closely you followed the production. If you were paying attention and knew about the pictures of Cotillard dressed in clothes similar to Neeson's, then you had a pretty good idea that something was up. If you weren't aware of this, and especially if you've never picked up a comic book or heard of Talia Al Ghul, then it was surprising. Some random dude sitting near me let out a pretty loud gasp as soon as the twist happened. Totally caught him off guard.
But it still felt pretty hollow if you don't buy the 'relationship' they developed earlier in the movie.