I have a great wife.
She's always on the lookout for fun, off the beaten path things to do with the boys.
Last week she sent me an email with this in it, asking if I thought the boys might be interested in checking it out.
Now, there are a lot of things I don't know, but I knew the Wonder Twins would be down for this.
Sure enough, once we showed them the trailer and explained what it was, they were totally on board. So, with our Friday night picnic in tow, we headed downtown to Discovery Green
Shadow of the Bat-Man
is a project by filmmaker Andre Perkowski
. He's strung together pieces of old public domain silent movies to make a 55 minute Bat-Man movie with a surprisingly cohesive narrative. With the accompanying original score by Houston's Two Star Symphony
and a rare perfect Houston night, the experience was awesome.
Perkowski went deep into the Bat-Archives, dragging out villains ranging from the Joker...
He even went as deep as Maxie Zeus which thrilled the boys to no end.
The clips from the old Bat-Man serials really pulled the whole thing together.
The boys enjoyed the entire experience and we, as parents, could feel good about exposing them to something new that was couched in terms they would be familiar and comfortable with.
That is what you call a win-win.