Friday, September 19, 2014

Legends of the Knight (2013)

Director: Brett Culp

Writer: Brett Culp

Composer: Dan Phillipson

Starring: Petaluma Batman, Gotham Chopra, Brett Culp, Brian Elliott, Cary A. Friedman, Travis Langley, Patrick O'Connor, David O'Leary, Denny O'Neil, Jill Pantozzi, Lenny B. Robinson, Key Sapp, Danny Scott, Marcus Session, Michael E. Uslan

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Put on your cape and be inspired.

Plot: A documentary about the power of storytelling to create positive change in our lives and around the world, expressed through the lens of one of the most popular stories of our time - the Batman.

My rating: 8/10

Will I watch it again?  No.

While this is all about Batman in a sense, it's more about the people who have been inspired by the character to do more with their lives.  There's the millionaire who has a replica 60s BATMAN TV Batmobile who dresses up as Batman and visits terminally ill children at hospitals.  Then there's a 19 year old kid, Petaluma Batman in Lake Tahoe, who wears his homemade Batman costume in public as he does loads of volunteer work thereby inspiring others to help with whatever cause.  There's also Michael Uslan who bought the film rights to Batman in the late 70s and spent ten years trying to get a picture made against all of Hollywood telling him no one wants to see a Batman movie.  There are many others who have taken inspiration from this comic book character and taken their love for him and what he stands for to the next level.  You will laugh and you'll probably cry.  It's a good film even if you aren't a Batman fan or a fan of comics.  If you're looking to be uplifted by something different (and fun) then give this one a shot.  Beware, though, the music is dreadfully repetitive and depressing.  It sounds like that sad-ass music you'd hear behind one of those lengthy commercials of starving kids in Africa begging for your .35 cents a day.  Other than that, it's a great time with some nice emotions tossed into the mix.

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