Legends of the Knight (2013)

2014 #23
Brett Culp | 76 mins | Blu-ray | 16:9 | USA / English

Legends of the KnightHeartwarming crowdfunded documentary about the power of Batman — not to beat supervillains, but his positive influence on real people.

Its multitudinous subjects span everyone from a businessman who visits children’s hospitals in full Bat-costume, to an anonymous teenager in a homemade Bat-outfit who helps around his small town. Plus a five-year-old leukaemia patient enjoying a Make-a-Wish Batman day, inspiration for the grander “Batkid” that went viral last November.

There’s also analysis of what makes Batman such a powerful character, but I think the real message is how finding a symbol to rally behind can bring out the best in people.

4 out of 5

In the interests of completing my ever-growing backlog, I decided to post ‘drabble reviews’ of some films. For those unfamiliar with the concept, a drabble is a complete piece of writing exactly 100 words long. You’ve just read one.

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