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Old 05-23-15, 01:29 AM
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It was a cute event but I think a documentary about it is really pushing it.

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Old 05-23-15, 01:41 AM
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Watched the trailer today. Looks interesting, and getting a lot of praise, but will wait for it to come to Netflix.
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What the fuck, DC does not know what it's doing..
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The story was cool and uplifting but I do agree that a documentary about the kid seems to be pushing things a bit. I might watch it though just because of all the positive reviews.
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Re: Batkid Begins

Originally Posted by RocShemp View Post
It was a cute event but I think a documentary about it is really pushing it.
I read that Julia Roberts is going to be producing and starring in a feature film version as well.
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Eh. I didn't care for the kid. Neat thing. I thought it was a waste of resources that could have been put to other things but whatever.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Eh. I didn't care for the kid. Neat thing. I thought it was a waste of resources that could have been put to other things but whatever.
I am surprised that you said this.
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Eh. I didn't care for the kid. Neat thing. I thought it was a waste of resources that could have been put to other things but whatever.
It's not a waste of resources. The kid was dying of cancer, and his last wish was to be Batman. It's the whole purpose of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to always grant the wish of a kid who has a terminal medical condition. Although I'm really not sure why this kid has received so much more public attention than any other kid with terminal conditions. That does seem a bit odd.
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Re: Batkid Begins

Originally Posted by Mike86 View Post
The story was cool and uplifting but I do agree that a documentary about the kid seems to be pushing things a bit. I might watch it though just because of all the positive reviews.
That may be encouraging, but think about this: who is going to give it a negative review?

Fortunately the kid is in remission now though. We might get The Little Dark Knight if he gets sick again.
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Re: Batkid Begins

Just seemed excessive to have all that on one kid. $105,000 on one kid.
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Yeah, it was a cool story, and glad it happened, I was reading updates and tweets on the day in question. But I don't exactly see people eating popcorn and nachos while watching this.
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Just seemed excessive to have all that on one kid. $105,000 on one kid.
<dripping sarcasm>Great point. Each kid should get $1000 and that's it!!!! <end dripping sarcasm>

Note: the above is the purest form of sarcasm
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I thought it was a cool story but it started to border on ridiculous. He got his wish to be Batman and a community rallied around him. But does this really need a documentary, an Oscar bait movie and him being planned to appear at the Oscar's with Andrew Garfiield?
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Re: Batkid Begins

Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 View Post
It's not a waste of resources. The kid was dying of cancer, and his last wish was to be Batman. It's the whole purpose of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to always grant the wish of a kid who has a terminal medical condition. Although I'm really not sure why this kid has received so much more public attention than any other kid with terminal conditions. That does seem a bit odd.
Most of the wishes they grant aren't that elaborate. That's why it got so much attention.

Originally Posted by Solid Snake View Post
Just seemed excessive to have all that on one kid. $105,000 on one kid.
It was basically advertising for Make A Wish. They spent a lot on an elaborate wish to get in front of a lot of eyes to fund the cheaper Disneyworld/meet a baseball player type of wishes.
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I thought it was a cool story but it started to border on ridiculous. He got his wish to be Batman and a community rallied around him. But does this really need a documentary, an Oscar bait movie and him being planned to appear at the Oscar's with Andrew Garfiield?
Why is he going to be at the Oscar's with Spider-Man? Ben Affleck or Christian Bale would make more sense.
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I don't begrudge the kid his wish fulfillment, but I do feel bad for the other dying kids who want to be Batman but the best we can do for them is sharing a juice box with Adam West.
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Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 View Post
Why is he going to be at the Oscar's with Spider-Man? Ben Affleck or Christian Bale would make more sense.
You know how fickle kids can be, his current favorite superhero is now Spider-Man.
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Re: Batkid Begins

Originally Posted by kgrogers1979 View Post
Why is he going to be at the Oscar's with Spider-Man? Ben Affleck or Christian Bale would make more sense.
You've just ruined the surprise for Batkid. Ben Affleck's Batman will show up instead of Spider-Man and surprise the kid. It's called a ruse.
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$105,000 for free advertising for public relations for WB.
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$105,000 for free advertising for public relations for WB.
How is it free if they spent $105,000 on it?
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He's white, so it's alright.
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How is it free if they spent $105,000 on it?
The Make A Wish Foundation paid for the $105,000, WB has the rights to Batman so they had to sign off. I doubt they did anything more.

Great story and I am glad the kid is getting better. Plus he could probably come up with a better Batman story than what Nolan gave us in three films.
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The Make A Wish Foundation paid for the $105,000, WB has the rights to Batman so they had to sign off. I doubt they did anything more.
But Make A Wish is the only one benefiting from the advertising.

Nobody is associating this whole Batkid thing with WB, so WB is getting no benefit from it at all. It's not like WB is using this to promote BvS or anything.
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The Make A Wish Foundation paid for the $105,000, WB has the rights to Batman so they had to sign off. I doubt they did anything more.

Great story and I am glad the kid is getting better. Plus he could probably come up with a better Batman story than what Nolan gave us in three films.

And they accuse me of trolling, bro?
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