Originally Posted by shauner111
The flashback was absolutely necessary. That moment is one of my favorite moments of the whole trilogy. The music, the flashback, is perfect. It reminds fans of what this entire partnership is all about and it's an emotional execution. Plus general audiences, believe it or not are a much larger part of this whole thing. Fanboys and people who remember every detail from Batman Begins, we're only a tiny part of what makes up the audience. That flashback was actually needed.
It's also a memory of Gordon's in that moment. He's thinking of what Batman just said.
And yes BatLobster, that was the whole point of "Bruce Wayne?" it's like "Huh?? that rich careless idiot?"
That's not an excuse. Not everything has to be 100% clear. That's why we as audience members whether fanboys or general audience, have to PAY ATTENTION. If the script called for a better reaction to Gordon figuring it out it wouldn't have needed a flashback.
Plus people should just go watch BB. Imagine if they had done that TDK talking about the narrows showing flashbacks, or a flashback of Crane when Batman finds him in the start.
It something that if you saw the previous film you get, if you didn't...you may have to dig deeper. There's nothing wrong with that. When you interrupt the moment to show something from a movie YEARS ago for no other reason other than to remind people that it exist you've failed to write a cohesive film that goes into those kinds of things.
People should have been able to get that Gordon did that for Bruce without seeing that shot from the writing.