Originally Posted by BatLobsterRises
I would agree that some of those flashbacks were unnecessary.
Although, did we really need to flashback to the stethoscope scene with Thomas Wayne in BB a second time, as if we didn't get it? The quick flashback has just always kind of been Nolan's style.
The absolute worse one was the Gordon one. What a way to screw up that moment. It's written badly, shot badly, edited badly.
Batman and Gordon have been a team since BB but in their last scene they almost play off as virtual strangers. Then to make it even less subtle they throw that flashback at us.
That was the perfect time for Gordon to pull off a moment more akin to "We need to save Harvey Dent, I need to save Harvey Dent!". Something personal and responsive, not some half assed: "Bruce Wayne?"