Yelled at by SCOTT STEINER
Join Date: Jun 2012
Re: Hope is lost, faith is broken...The Dark Knight Rises - July 20th, 2012 (SPOILERS
The mayor was clearly blown up in his box seats during Bane's take over of the stadium. Some people apparently missed that part. And I think the people were a little too freaked out by the atom bomb to spend time crying about the mayor's death.
As for the ending at the cafe...I think it was necessary not only to clearly show Bruce is still alive, but also to show he and Selina are together and happy and all that. I think maybe they should have put that scene after the credits though. I think the scene also shows that Nolan may be more open to a sequel than he's been letting on.