What if Batman was all in Bruce Wayne’s mind? Have you ever watched those movies with the twist at the end where you find out the the main protagonist is only imagining the whole thing? Many movies does justice to this theme and they do it well. Movies like Vanilla Sky (Tom Cruise) is one great example of a spectacular twist at the end. As long as we forget the waste of time that was “LOST” then we will be ok,
Uploaded to Youtube back in Apr 2011 is a fan made video titled Batman Complex that mashes Batman Begins with Dicaprio’s Inception and Christian Bale’s previous films and shows what could be a great concept to twist the Batman mythology. The trailer shows Bruce Wayne loosing his mind and Leonardo Dicaprio using his inception skills to add the Batman icon into Bruce’s psyche. Bruce Wayne struggles to identify what is real and what is not in a world that he believes he is a Rich Billionaire or a crime fighting vigilante. This has Martin Scorsese written all over it.
Batman Complex: My Thoughts
This is one of the best film mash ups that I have ever seen. The use of different movie clips was done very well to illustrate scenarios that otherwise would be impossible to achieve. Using clips from Inception gives Bane ( Tom Hardy) a great way of being seen in both movie titles. If we are talking in the what ifs, then what if before Bane was Bane, he was a member of Dicaprio’s inception team? Joseph Gordon Levitt is also a part of both movie titles so what kinda character would he played if the 2 worlds collide? Alfred Pennyworth plays Bruce’s trusty butler that is Wayne’s only tie to reality and Joker (Ledger) is the villain that poisons the mind of Bruce. My favorite scene is when Dicaprio was asked ‘ can this be done?’ by Levitt, Dicaprio replies ‘yes it can. I’ve done it before’. A scene of Micheal Keaton standing beside the Bat Signal shows. I had chills watching that scene.
If there were to be an obscene ‘what if” type movie that stars Batman, I would love to see this exact plot take place. What do you think?