Me, and many others, feel that TDKR has too many sub-plots and side-characters. For those of you who feel the same, what would you have eliminated or changed? My list - Batman's 8 year hiatus. Keeping Batman out of action for so long cheapened his confrontation with Bane. I'd rather watch Bane defeat and break a Batman at his prime instead of one whose out-of-practice and with a bad knee. - Dagget and the Wayne Enterprises take-over. Ultimately, it's rather pointless. If Miranda Tate had been a true girlfriend for Bruce and someone who closely collaborated with him on the energy device, Nolan could have eliminated the entire Dagget/Wayne Enterprises/stock market angle. You see, if Bruce and Miranda were very close, he could have made her understand why the device could be dangerous and ultimately scrapped. But the device exisiting [BLACKOUT]would have been enough for her to give Bane his orders.[/BLACKOUT] - Alfred quitting. This aspect of the story bothered me. Alfred should have never left and abandoned Bruce. Especially in a time of crisis. I understand his point-of-view, but he also has to understand that Bane is dangerous and the police could use the extra help. Ultimately, they did. At the end of the day, Bruce won the argument. And it makes Alfred look bad. He should have had more faith. - The lack of Selina Kyle / Catwoman. Catwoman disappears for most of the 2nd act. Plus, she's not given the time to develop a true romance with Batman. Their whole relationship seems forced. - Batman's [BLACKOUT]retirement[/BLACKOUT] and John Blake I don't understand how Blake is supposed to follow in Batman's footsteps if he has no training whatsoever. He's a regular street cop. Batman should have [BLACKOUT]sticked around[/BLACKOUT] to mentor him.