Video of the Day: ‘The Batman Complex’
Imagine a feature film about one of the most psychologically perplexed superheroes in comic book history Batman, starring both the cast of Inception and Nolan’s previous two Batman films. The following fake trailer uses clips from several movies starring Christian Bale including The Machinist as well as many clips from Inception, to create what seems to be, a psychological thriller about paranoid schizophrenia. There are many fan-made faux trailers floating around YouTube, but I really do like the way this video was cut together. Aside from maybe the bad text and credit frames, The Batman Complex is actually quite good. Enjoy.
Creator themanbatman had this to say on his YouTube page:
While some of it is still left a bit ambiguous (both unintentionally and intentionally – while there’s only so much that can be strung together, I often like to leave a little bit open so as to see what fellow fans are able to imagine/create)… I wanted to focus more on the character aspects (and a bit of the tragedy as well), and attempt to move past the initial shock of the psychological twist. One aspect I tried to hint at was the paralleling descent of both Bruce and Cobb. As Cobb and the team go deeper into Bruce’s mind, they start to encounter the truly dark issues that his subconscious houses. As a result, Cobb himself gets caught up in the obsession of all that lingers in the mind of a Batman. There are a couple fun things in there that are best left to surprise, but all in all, I’m relatively happy with how it turned out. It’s fairly fast paced and doesn’t leave much room to breath, which helps amplify the tension I think. But that’s just me.