Re: What direction would you have liked the third act to go in?
My only real issue with the 3rd act is the design choice for SS. It's very distracting and not in tone with the grounded nature of the rest of the movie. Making it smaller, more form-fitting would've done wonders. That, and NOT cutting the ninja fight would've made for a longer, more satisfying 3rd act.
If any character has ever earned the right to enjoy a happy retirement, it is Bruce Wayne. Nolan ought to be commended for caring enough about the character and believing enough in his own vision to provide a definitive, satisfying ending to the story of an ordinary man who turned tragedy into the motivation to accomplish something extraordinary.