kalel wrote:I think you're wrong on that.
Firstly, we never see Alfred's "dream", we see an account of Alred's holiday; of him hoping to see someone that isn't actually there, and the disappointment on his face when he realises that it's not Bruce sitting across from but another stranger that resembles the man Alfred wants him to be.
Secondly, Bruce is seen sitting with Selina, a woman that Alfred only saw at the start of the film briefly and was told small details of later in the batcave, looking at the mugshots. He wasn't witness to any of Batman's interactions with Catwoman nor any of the romance, and Bruce had pushed Alfred away from his life before that stuff really took off.
What you see at the end of the film is what was actually happening at that point in time, played out just like Alfred's "dream" because of the hope that Alfred had expressed to Bruce. There is no interpretation, and no reason for adding any doubt. As you say, the film shows what it shows and it's very clear in doing so.
#8896457, By Derblington The Dark Knight Rises (Batman 3)
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