Saw it this weekend, and I really enjoyed it. A nice ending to the trilogy I thought, and an exciting watch. The last 45 minutes or so in particular were really exciting I thought, with the combination of action, music, etc. I can understand people's problems with some of what happened, logic-wise, but I guess to me that's just part of comic book movies. The majority of this stuff shouldn't be possible, but it just "is". I do understand the annoyance with not just giving them more time, which would make it more plausible, that always bugs me too.
From what I've been reading online, it seems like a lot of places are saying there is a "mixed" reaction to this, but it seems to be hovering around 87-93% fresh at Rotten Tomatoes, so I'm not sure where it is coming from for sure. I'd like to see if a couple more times, and will definitely grab the blu ray, but after first viewing I thought it was very good - but not my favorite of the trilogy. Dark Knight is of course amazing, but Batman Begins I think often comes off very under rated, and may be my favorite of the saga in many ways.
Ok, SPOILERS.....Although I can see that he's earned it, it seems like Nolan is able to "get away" with more with a lot of fans too. The "Robin" nod at the end was kind of cool to me, as a fan of Dick Grayson (and I thought Joseph Gordon Levitt was good int he movie), but if another director and/or franchise had done this I think people would be raining down on them. Sort of/kind of having a Robin - but not having the traditional name and/or origin - those types of things seem to usually get the fanbase all riled up. People don't seem to have much problem with the way Nolan did things though. Not that I'm complaining, just something I noticed.
Although this movie just came out, I am curious to see where the Bat franchise goes from here. They sort of left this open to continue, but pretty much everyone involved in this trilogy has been stating over and over that this is it for them, absolutely (Nolan in particular). I know a restart (reboot?) has been mentioned before too, and I can't imagine WB letting Batman sit on the sidelines for too long (especially with only Man of Steel on the radar for the foreseeable future). With a trilogy so strong like this one is, I don't envy the next group to come into the character. I've said it before, but honestly my favorite Batman (and Bat universe) is probably Batman: The Animated Series. I wouldn't mind a franchise that took the material seriously, but still allowed for things like Robin, possibly Batgirl, or even some of the more fantastic villains Batman has (Clayface, Freeze, etc.) I don't want anything like the Batman Forever/Batman and Robin films, but something with more of a tone like B:TAS would be great too. Of course, if Nolan for some reason changed his mind and decided to make more, that would be fine too.