When you come across fan-made videos, whether they are trailers to a film they’d love to see or short film musings on an aspect of a beloved character, they’re at best entertaining. The fan-trailer for The Batman Complex however, goes beyond casual amusement and straight into, “Why haven’t they already made this?!”
Crafted using several Christopher Nolan films (Batman, The Dark Knight, Inception), tons of Christian Bale’s (Equilibrium, The Machinist), and a bit of Shutter Island (for starters*), The Batman Complex taps into the recent popularity of regarding Batman just as crazy as the villains he fights. The result is a head-trip truly deserving of the Batman.
Here’s the teaser trailer:
The main thematic threads The Batman Complex operates upon (a man who is going crazy without sleep in The Machinist, leading to the Batman hero complex due to dream hacking via Inception), are blended so well it almost feels pre-ordained to fit together.
Someone please start a Kickstarter project to encourage this guy to cut a full length film version of his trailer.
*From what I can tell, the film is comprised of clips from Equilibrium, The Machnist, Reign of Fire, American Psycho, The Prestige, Inception, Shutter Island, Batman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and supposedly Smallville. Also, you’ve got to love the theme from The Fountain tying the whole package together with a beautiful but threatening atmosphere.