‘Rachel vs. Rachel’: Nolan’s Batman Movies as a Romantic Comedy

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RACHEL VS RACHEL BRUCE WAYNE LOVE STORY Rachel vs. Rachel: Nolans Batman Movies as a Romantic Comedy

Christopher Nolan has helped redefine the superhero genre with Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He hopes to close out one of the most renowned trilogies in recent memory with The Dark Knight Rises, an epic finale that brings the story of Batman’s beginnings full circle. But how do you think he would close his franchise if the first two movies were actually about a millionaire looking for love?

We decided to remix Batman Begins and The Dark Knight to focus on Bruce Wayne’s love life. Believe us, there’s plenty in there for a feature length movie. But there is one catch – we made Maggie Gyllenhaal’s Rachel Dawes and Katie Holmes’ Rachel Dawes two different women.

Having restructured the movies into one cohesive storyline, you may understand why it was tempting to add some American Psycho footage to the mix, but we wanted to stay loyal to Christopher Nolan’s Batman movies. Here is what we came up with, and what the trailer mashup below projects as this year’s newest romantic comedy:

Bruce Wayne had trouble getting the girl when he was a young boy. Something always seemed to go wrong. But now he’s a millionaire playboy who can’t get enough – that is, until he met two women, both named Rachel. The only problem is: both Rachels are taken. Not to be denied, Bruce goes on his own crusade to get rid of both suitors and take the Rachels for himself. One goes down easily, but the other is a little tougher, given his high-profile status in Gotham.

Now watch the “Rachel vs. Rachel” trailer below to see the new vision of Bruce Wayne:

It’s odd how the whole thing works so well. We specifically kept Batman out of the trailer in hopes to make it seem like a true romantic comedy, but if you so desired, the Caped Crusader would fit right in. It’s not hard to imagine Bruce Wayne masking his identity as he hunts down the men in both Rachels’ lives. One is easy to take down, while the other is a Two-Face freak who puts up a serious fight.

There is definitely a story in here somewhere and it proves that Christopher Nolan can sneak a little romance into his movies now and again. He has been consistently criticized throughout most of his career for not having enough sexuality in his films. Some filmmakers choose romance over sex and that’s clearly his approach. Love is far from absent in his Batman trilogy, but he simply skips over “the good parts.”

What do you think of the trailer remix and would you pay to see this spin-off tale?

For an actual Batman movie, you’ll have to wait until The Dark Knight Rises in theaters on July 20, 2012.

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  1. First thing that came to mind : Rochelle, Rochelle.

    • haha

  2. …. omg

  3. Way to spoil the whole movie for me….lol

  4. That was good ahahaha :)

  5. You could have thrown everyone for a loop by throwing an “American Psycho” clip right at the end, haha!

    • Particularly the scene where he is running around naked, covered in blood with the chain saw

    • “Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?”

  6. This is GENIUS! very well done! haha. bravo

    • it’s got a slight Woody Allen feel to it!

      • My thought exactly! Kinda dark.


  8. Lol. It looks better then most of the romcoms being released nowadays.

  9. Nolan’s next film after The Dark Knight Rises?

  10. Holy crap, that second song reminds me of the cartoon version of Robin Hood, lol

    • Certainly should do, Ross!

  11. Nolan is doing a good job with his films, sometimes sexuality ruins the movies

  12. That was sooo sweet!!! Good Job Guys!!! :)

  13. To bad Nolan will never travel out of the world of dark and depressing. And god forbid he uses actual color in his films.

    • There was a lot of color in “Memento” wasn’t there?

  14. very clever, I like katie holme’s rachel better.

  15. Nice one, Mike – didn’t expect to hear The Stranglers in there…

  16. lol

  17. Classic

  18. Nicely done…I could imagine it coming out, entitled “Rachels”.

    Very funny… :D

  19. “It’s odd how the whole thing works so well,” says Mike Eisenberg.

    “Rachel vs. Rachel,” edited by… Mike Eisenberg. ;)

    • ha, you got me.

      I meant it in the sense that it edited itself.

  20. This will be next year’s “Annie Hall”. Beautiful.

  21. Excellent!

  22. I dont find Maggie Gyllenhaal pretty to be RACHEL

    • I know! I hated her in TDK and was glad when *SPOILERS!!!!!(to the one person who hasn’t seen it)* they killed her!

  23. Very nice. I agree, adding a scene at the end from American Psycho would have been epic.

  24. Aww, to cute.

  25. Katie Holmes is pretty in every film except that one. Her face looked like it was crookedly drawn on a sack of potatoes.

    What the hell was up with that lip of hers. It was so crooked, I thought it was gonna crawl off her face a one point.

  26. i’m sorry, for those who think maggie gyllenhaal is ‘too ugly’. grow up. she’s a fantastic actor and had better chemistry with Bale than Holmes did. Maggie actually felt like an independent savvy district attorney trying to save Gotham. Holmes is a subpar actor, her delivery was mediocre, if not poor.

    • Exactly. Maggie may not be hot like Holmes, but she’s got where it counts (acting ability).