“BATKID BEGINS” What makes up a superhero? Strength. Courage. Defeating the odds. Those words fit an amazingly heroic child named Miles Scott. He’s a cancer survivor in remission and the star of a new film that we can’t recommend highly enough called “Batkid Begins”. A feel good news documentary the whole family will love. The film beautifully displays that when an entire city comes together it can show a child that love is everywhere, and heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
When Miles was sick, his dream was to be “Batkid,” the sidekick of the iconic Batman. Once Miles’ wish hit social media, thousands of volunteers, city officials, businesses and supporters came together to turn San Francisco into Gotham City for one of the biggest and most amazing Make-A-Wish projects ever done.
Batkid got to fight his way out of “crimes” and received the key to the city of San Francisco by Mayor Ed Lee for his heroism, best wishes from President Obama, and the San Francisco Chronicle produced a Gotham City Chronicle with the headline: Batkid Saves the Day.
Behind the Scenes: Miles actually waited until he felt better to have his special “Batkid Day,” so he’d be strong enough to really enjoy it. “This wish has meant closure for our family and an end to over three years of putting drugs in our son’s body,” said Miles’ Mom. “He was always fascinated with superheroes. They were crime fighters and saviors. And they always won in the end.”
In fact, Miles didn’t know he was having the special day. Instead, his mom said they were going into town to buy him a new Batman costume. When he got to the city, he found himself called to duty as the sidekick to an actor dressed like Batman. Then, he watched a broadcast where during a special news announcement from San Francisco police chief Greg Suhr asked for “Batkid” to come to the rescue.
Fun Fact: His reward was a flash mob dance to “Don’t Stop Believin”…which was interrupted by the chance to capture another bad guy, The Penguin, who had stolen the San Francisco Giants’ mascot. After he captured this villain, Batkid hit SF City Hall where he received a video tweet from President Obama thanking him for his efforts.
Now, the heartfelt story of Batkid comes to a theater near you in a documentary – it’s a lovely must see that you will touch, move and inspire you and your beautiful family!
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Ent.